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SDE New Teacher Packing List

日期: 2018-04-03
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WHAT IT TAKES LIVE IN CHINA, FIND A SCHOOL AND TEACH WELL
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 Here is the SDE Packing list for our incoming teachers.


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Clothing


Depending on your body type, you may be able to find some items here, however, it is suggested you bring 4 seasons worth of options.


Summer: 100% humidity, temperatures reaching about 38-39⁰C/100-102⁰F

Fall: Typhoon season with high temperatures and humidity


Spring: Hot, humid and rainy

Winter: Cool temperatures with some rain and extreme dampness. Often feels colder than weather report.
NOTE: apartments and buildings in Shenzhen are not insulated or heated. Be prepared to layer up.


Women

Men


If you are under 5’6 with a smaller   build, you will probably be able to shop well here. If you are not, bring   what you think you might need for the year.

 

For work: most schools don’t enforce a strict dress code. Business casual at most. Best to avoid any clothing that is too revealing. Covering up tattoos is also necessary.

Be sure to bring most things you need, as it is difficult to find things in a bigger make here. If you are over 5’10   with a larger build, you may find it hard to shop here, but not impossible!

 

For work: most schools don’t enforce a strict dress code. Business casual at most.

Polo’s and collared shirts are great. Best to avoid any clothing that is too revealing. Covering up tattoos is also necessary.


T-shirts (linen and cotton are best for summer)

T-shirts (linen and cotton are best for summer)


Tank tops (linen and cotton are best for summer)

Collared shirts and polo’s


Long sleeve shirts

Long sleeve shirts


Blouses

Dress shirt/tie


Sweaters

Sweaters


Shorts

Shorts


Skirts

Jeans


Dress pants

Dress pants


Jeans

Khakis


Capri pants

Quick dry pants


Casual and fancy dresses (you will most likely attend some fancy events at your school) so be sure to bring some options)

Bathing suit


Quick dry pants

Active wear


Bathing suit

Pajamas


Active wear

Waterproof rain jacket


Pajamas

Light winter jacket


Waterproof rain jacket


Light winter jacket


Shoes

Women

Men

Women’s shoes are widely available in sizes up to (40 EU) (8 U.S.) Larger sizes are seldom available.

Men’s shoes are widely available in sizes up to (42/43 EU) or (9/10 U.S.) Larger sizes are seldom available.

Sandals/flip flops

Sandals/flip flops

Running shoes

Running shoes

Dress shoes

Dress shoes

Comfortable work shoes

Comfortable work shoes

Waterproof/ footwear (Crocs work well in this climate and have many styles that are acceptable for work and other activities)

Waterproof/ footwear (Crocs work well in this climate and have many styles that are acceptable for work and other activities)

Hiking shoes

Hiking shoes





 

Medicine (most can be found here in China)

Tylenol

Ibuprofen

Naproxen

Imodium

Pepto Bismal/GasX/Tums

Anti-nauseate

Cold and Flu Remedy

Cough Syrup

Antihistamine (some countries don’t allow these through customs, so double check your flight path before packing)

Anti-itch/fungal cream

Eye drops

Top up on prescriptions before you come and bring the pads with you

Birth control (although, you can get it over-the-counter in Hong Kong)

 

Vitamins (most can be found here in China)

Multi-vitamin

Calcium

Iron

 

 

Hygiene and Toiletries

Deodorant (one year supply but can also be found in select stores)

Toothpaste

Floss (do it every day!)

Emergency pocket tissues (no paper in bathrooms here in China)

 

Feminine Hygiene

Tampons (not available here)

Pads (you can get them here, however, there have been issues with quality)

Diva Cup (to avoid have to bring the above two)

 

Bath (most can be found here in China)

Travel-size set of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and wash cloth (to get you started)

Beard trimmer (ensure you have a convertor with surge protection)

Sensitive skin products

*Many chain stores offer western brands for products such as shampoo/ conditioner, body wash, soap, face wash, cleansers, creams, etc.

 

Beauty

Hair products for curly or ethnic hair

Hair straightener (ensure you have a convertor with surge protection)

Curling iron (ensure you have a convertor with surge protection)

Make-up: Lighter or darker skin tones are harder to match, but most products are available at Sephora and other beauty shops

*You can find make-up and specialty items

 

Weather Accessories

Waterproof shoes or boots and jacket

Quick dry pants

Umbrella

Rain cover for backpack

Sunscreen (most in China have whitening ingredients)

 

Technology

Laptop or tablet

External battery for phone (very important!)

An unlocked smartphone (you can get a here, but if you already have a working phone you can easily get a sim card here)

Surge protected electrical converter

USB and portable hard drive (can get them here, however it’s good to come prepared for lesson sharing, etc. during orientation)

Note: Shenzhen is a great place to find any sort of electronics. The city is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of Asia.

 

Internet Access: VPN

China restricts access to sites such as Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, some news sources, etc. To be able to view these sites, it is recommended you download a VPN to your laptop/tablet and smartphone before you arrive. Note: Netflix may still be blocked even with a VPN.

 

Express and Astrill VPN is highly recommended by expats:

www.expressvpn.com

www.astrill.com

 

Work Documents **VERY IMPORTANT** (digital and physical copies)

Please refer to the visa guide and other support materials sent by your recruiter.

If you have any questions, please ask your recruiter, specialist, or visa handler. 

Other Documents (digital and physical copies)

Medical prescriptions (for lenses or   medication)

Credit/debit and insurance cards

Contact details of friends, family, SDE employees

Travel tickets and/or travel itinerary

Luggage tags

Driver’s license (not needed, but good to have)

Travelers cheques

Copy of cards you previously used or currently use

 

 

 

Before you leave home

Watch Orientation videos!

Ensure vaccines are up-to-date and check to see if you need any others (should have done previously)

Doctor check-up (should have done previously)

Dental check-up

Optometrist check-up

Tax information – find out what you will need to claim before it’s time to file (you may need to set money aside each month)

Set a travel alert on your bank

Take care of any online accounts such as changing passwords, taking off SMS protection, etc.  (most accounts will lock you out due to inconsistencies of login location)

 

Packing Tips

·         Make digital and photocopies of everything that you can

·         Take care of packing the most important things first (visa documents, other documents, prescriptions, etc.)

·         Despite the long packing list, try not to pack too many unnecessary things

·         Roll your clothes instead of folding them (saves room and no wrinkles!)

·         Prepare teaching materials in advance (download songs, videos and ppt games before coming)

·         Take a few gifts for teachers, students, recruiter and specialist!

 



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