Jinan Aston has 5 schools locations spread around the city. The teacher’s accommodation is in the center of the city to make it easy to travel around Jinan. All of our staff are friendly and always eager to help new teachers settle in. We have a number of foreign teachers that have lived in Jinan for quite some time, so rest assured you will be well looked after. It might sound cliché, but we are one big family here at Aston Jinan.
Our teachers live in Chengji center, a thriving community of shops and apartments. There is a large expat community in Jinan over 500 strong. The majority are either university students or employed in the education sector. There are also a small population of foreign business people and engineers. There are lots of people to meet and make friends with.
Jinan is the capital of Shandong Province. As such, Jinan is the center of Shandong politics, culture, education, transportation and science and technology. Jinan is also known as ‘the city of springs’ because of the 72 beautiful springs located throughout the city which are famous around China. You can enjoy a cool drink of Jinan’s local spring water which is rumored to be great for your health!
There is a multitude of things to do and see in Jinan such as climbing the thousand Buddha mountain and seeing all the historical Buddhist statues and artifacts, stroll along Daming lake and try the fantastic cultural foods on the historic Fu Rong food street. You can even travel to see the yellow river where the oracle bones were found - evidence of ancient Chinese civilization and proof of the Chinese writing system being the oldest living language in the world!
As well as its historical fame, Jinan has much to offer in the way of modern conveniences. Jinan is a huge modernized city with plenty of malls and a huge variety of different restaurants serving an even larger assortment of the different styles of Chinese cuisine and world foods. That’s not to mention the throng of movie theaters, virtual reality arcades, two wildlife zoos and sprawling markets. There are even serval theme parks located in or just outside the city. Jinan has a thriving night life, with a large assortment of bars and nightclubs, and can accommodate the need to let your hair down after a long week of teaching.