Teach/Intern in China while earning your master’s degree with Concordia University Irvine

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Teach English/Intern, study and live in China, while earning a Master’s degree from Concordia University!

English instructors/professors needed for K-12 schools, colleges and universities in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Kunming, China. Placement location is dependent upon your concentration choice with us.

China Employment Benefits (not applicable to those choosing language and internship option):

  • Monthly salary (amount is dependent upon qualifications and placement locations)
  • Housing or housing allowance
  • Legal work visa in China
  • Reimbursement of round economy class air ticket (China-US)

Program at a glance:

  • Academic degree program (MA degree) with Concordia University Irvine
  • Concurrent China employment with full benefits (teaching English or teaching a subject of your strength in English) or Mandarin language and internship option for those in International Business.
  • Cities to work at in China: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Kunming and other cities
  • Three concentrations to choose from: International Business, International Education and International Development
  • Accelerated program: can complete in 12-18 months
  • One summer semester on US campus, with the rest of the semesters in China
  • Supervision and support from our representative office in China
  • TESOL certificate awarded before going to China
  • No prior Mandarin language skills required (proficient Mandarin-speaking applicants will benefit by opting out of the Mandarin course, though)
  • Cohort-based program that starts every June
  • Networking opportunities and more
  • Field thesis research in China
  • No GRE/GMAT required

Desired Skills and Expertise

Hold a bachelor’s degree before cohort start in June, 2016.

Have a minimum 2.75 GPA

Are native English speakers or equivalent

Background clearance by FBI or equivalent  for teaching/ interacting with students

Desire to teach in a new cultural settings

Are prepared to learn, serve, and lead

Possess cultural sensitivity, responsibility, diligence, resilience, independence, and ethical character

Military veterans are welcome to apply, too. Post 9/11 GI Bill approved institution with BAH included.

Application process:

To apply, submit the items listed below. For further details and forms visit:


  1. Admissions application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcripts from each school attended
  4. Resume
  5. Statement of Intent/Personal Essay
  6. Two recommendation letters- one academic and one professional
  7. Copy of undergraduate diploma
  8. Copy of valid passport (used for job placement)
  9. One passport photo (used for visa application)


Application materials can be mailed to:

Concordia University Irvine

Graduate and Adult Admissions Office

1530 Concordia West

Irvine, CA 92612-3203


Application Deadline is March 1, 2016

Contact Information: or call 949 214 3376.

Place Categories: TrainingPlace Tags: China, ESL, graduate school and studyabroad

1 review

  1. yi, February 16, 2017 10:55 pm business - Teach/Intern in China while earning your master’s degree with Concordia University Irvine

    An excellent accelerated graduate program that has overseas employment opportunity.

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