Expectations & Compensation

Expectations & Compensation for International Business and International Education students

In general, our students receive one-year employment contracts that include the following:

  1. Maximum of 16-20 hours per week teaching
  2. Maximum of 4-6 hours per week of additional office work
  3. Chinese work visa* for one year
  4. Salary of 4000-6000 rmb per month**
  5. Reimbursement of round-trip U.S. to China airfare
  6. Basic Health insurance
  7. Western-style housing accommodations (near workplace)
  8. Mandarin language courses
  9. English-speaking liaison to assist with transition and support

*Once you are accepted into the MAIS program and contract with your school/employer, the process of obtaining a visa begins. This is typically initiated by your employer in China who will send you the necessary documents for you to apply for a work visa at the Chinese Consulate office. In some cases schools/employers will have you apply for a tourist visa and will then do the required paperwork for your work visa once you arrive in China. In either case, the process to obtain your visa to enter China can take 4-6 weeks.

**Expectations, hours, and compensation do vary from employer to employer. Airfare subsidy and housing stipend amount also vary from employer to employer.

Please note that if you plan to bring family members to China, you must gain understanding and support directly from your employer in China. The employer will provide documents for your family member's visa application. MAIS program and Concordia University, Irvine have no control over the employer's decision regarding family members visas or travel situations.

Employers for International Development students

Kunming, Yunnan Province

Expectations & Compensation for International Development students

In general, our students receive one-year employment contracts that include the following:

  1. Average of 10-14 hours per week of teaching
  2. Average of 4 hours per week of additional office time
  3. Chinese work visa for 1 year
  4. Salary of 3000-3500 rmb per month*
  5. Reimbursement of round-trip U.S. to China airfare
  6. Basic Health insurance
  7. Western-style housing accommodations (near workplace)
  8. Mandarin language courses
  9. English-speaking liaison to assist with transition and support

*Expectations, hours, and compensation do vary from employer to employer. Airfare subsidy and housing stipend amounts also vary from employer to employer.​ In Kunming and its nearby cities, local landlords tend to require 6-month to 1-year deposits for apartment rentals.

Language & Internship Option for International Business students

Through this pathway, students have the opportunity to work for a multinational or local company. Our internship partner in Shanghai, China has placed* hundreds of students in business internships in fields that include: law, technology, marketing, public relations, finance, F&B, medical, and many others. Based on your skills and interests, you will be matched with a one-semester or two-semester internship with a company in Shanghai.

In addition, you will be concurrently enrolled in Mandarin courses in both Fall and Spring semesters at our partner institution, East China Normal University (ECNU)**. You will receive a special student visa with internship through ECNU. In the mornings you will study at the University, in the afternoons you will intern at your company as you learn skills for international business. Both are a part of your experiential learning - the hallmark of Concordia’s MAIS program.

* The placement fees will be paid directly to Praxis Veritas and are built into your cost of attendance.

** Mandarin courses are taught by Chinese professors at ECNU but managed by Concordia faculty, with credits granted at both ECNU and Concordia University to which financial aid may be applied.

Please note that if you plan to bring family members to China, you must gain understanding and support directly from ECNU. ECNU will provide documents for your family member's visa application. MAIS program and Concordia University, Irvine have no control over ECNU's decision regarding family members visas or travel situations.