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    I've really wanted to go to china for ages now but have put it off for various reasons and now think it's now or never. I graduated last summer and I am turning 22 in a couple of months. So the two options I have found are BUNAC and rhe british council english language assistantship. Both have advantages and disadvantages and I would love peoples opinions on what I should do!

    BUNAC: the big disadvantage is that it's expensive - over £2000 and that doesn't include flights and visa I don't think. I could afford it but it would mean using all my savings and it seems like a bit of a rip off. It is only for 6 months which is good in case I hate it and I an also leaving my bf of 4 years behind and would like us to at least try to stay together. There is also a TEFL course included but I am not sure how reputable it is and it may just be useless? The big advantage is that I could leave this august. I am also a bit concerned that most people will be 18 year olds on gap years and I won't really fit in.

    British council: big advantage is money. There are very few expensises and flights are paid for by the school on completion of contract. It is for 10 months which is a little more daunting. The main disadvantage is that I wouldn't beable to go until september 2014, I would be 24 by the time I come back and it worries me that I wouldn't have started on my career by then. I have already had a year of working in apointless jb this year and I don't really want to do it again. Also would I still count as a recent graduate if I graduated over 2 years ago at the time if departure? I also don't know how competitive it is.

    Help please!
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    anyone have any experience of these two organisations??
 
 
 
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