Journey from Forsyth Tech to China – What One Alumnus Learned

Bradley Krae

In early March, Forsyth Tech graduate, Bradley Krae, met with students in the Humanities 120: Cultural Studies on China class. He shared his personal experience of life after graduation, traveling abroad and experiencing another culture. After completing his degree in 2015, Brad wanted to explore other parts of the world but did not want to accumulate debt while traveling. His solution was to enroll in the on-line program at TEFL Academy in Chicago (Teach English as a Foreign Language) where he became certified to teach English in over 80 countries. Offered a choice of destinations, Brad decided to move to Shenzhen, a city of 15 million, in southeastern China. It lies along the coast of the South China Sea and immediately north of Hong Kong. Brad first taught English to elementary students and, as he learned the Chinese language, taught more mature students.
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