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D&J FAQ

updated March 2017

ACCOMMADATION

D&J distributes the rooms in the apartments which are available, and D&J may decide to reallocate to make room for new employees.

You have the responsibility to clean the apartment. If rooms is not cleaned to your standard on arrival, this is not D&J's responsibility.
 
Upon arrival D&J will provide you with clean linen, but afterwards you are responsible for washing of linen and clothes in general. There is access to a washing machine in the accommodation.

Consumption of electricity, gas and water in the apartments are set off against the refund of your prepaid ticket. Also telephone and internet usage in the apartment is at your own account.
The average consumption all in all is around 200 RMB per half year, but may be as high as 900 RMB per person, if you use the air conditioning uninhibited. (Internet at work is free).

The apartment should be considered as loan, and not as one's property. Visitors staying overnight must be agreed on by D & J in advance and they might have to pay 100 RMB per night.

If you want to stay in the apartment after you have finished working at D&J you must pay for the room. Rent and food in the canteen can be agreed with D&J locally.

AIRLINE TICKETS

In the case that you have to leave China before planned, China Link will always arrange flight with the possibility of changing the return date, but every change after the final booking the tickets will incur an additional charge of 140-200 Euro depending on the company.

Flights booked by China Link have a return date 180 days after departure.
It is possible to choose an alternative return date within the last 3 weeks of the stay (where you have vacation). China Link must be notified no later than one week after the information day if you want an alternate day of return.

You must prepay flight yourself, and the ticket will be reimbursed by Cathay Future in installments and will be fully reimbursed not later than after 159 days.

It is each participant's responsibility immediately to check that all the information on the issued ticket is correct - that your name on the ticket is consistent with the name on your passport - and that travel time, flight number and classification of the ticket is as agreed.

You can arrange with China Link that you purchase your travel in combination with other destinations and will then of course get the same reimbursement as everyone else.

CANCELLATION

Payment for the arrangement and all fees are 770 Euro.
With your payment you commit to attending. If you cancel, your payment will not be refunded.

INSURANCE

In terms of insurance the stay is not work but leisure. D&J has no injury insurance that covers in case of injury during the stay. The only way you can be insured is through a travel insurance.

ILLNESS AND MEDICAL ATTENTION

D&J-institutions normally have a nurse employed, whom you can consult in case of minor illnesses. Otherwise D&J will help you to find a hospital or clinic. Prices and treatment quality do differ.
If your travel insurance is to pay for a treatment, you should check with the travel insurance in advance. Your insurance company might have certain hospitals or clinics which they have special agreements with.

In case of illness you should always inform your contact person/department.
There is no automatic replacement for your intership in case of illness or other absence.

LANGUAGE

If you want to practice the most common Chinese words in advance, visit the BBC website Real Chinese >>
If you during your stay would like to learn more Chinese, you can easily find peers to "trade language" with - Chinese for English through friendship.

LUGGAGE INSURANCE

If luggage is damaged or lost during the flight, be sure to notify the luggage reclaim goods office in the arrival hall before you leave the airport - otherwise your insurance will become invalid. As proof of the notification, you need a so-called PIR report.
Carrier's liability for luggage is typically limited. If you think your luggage of greater value than the airline's standard, you should sign up for a specific baggage insurance (check baggage coverage on your travel insurance)

Backpacks, not transported in a closed bag, are usually not covered by your insurance. See more about your rights as airline passenger >>

MEALS

You can eat all meals in the canteen on working days. In the weekends, you must provide your own meals.

POCKET MONEY

Every 10th of the month D&J will pay pocket money (minimum 3000 RMB). Absence from work will be deducted pocket money no matter what the cause was.
If you choose to travel within the last month, pocket money will be settled according to the number of days you have worked in your last month . You must ask for payment for last month before you depart.

WEEKLY HOURS

Your day at D&J is max 35 hours, and you are entitled to 2 consecutive days off per week. In China common holidays are at Chinese New Year in February and around National Day on October the 1th. There is no vacation for Christmas or at other Christian celebrations
There is "siesta" daily at noon, 2-3 hours.. Your day is thereby divided into two, from 8am to approximately 12 and again from about 2pm to about 5.

D&J determines what age groups fits your intership. (It is intended that no one exclusively are with small 2-3 year old, but also develop there skills with the older children).

In addition to kindergartens and pre-school D & J is committed to cooperate with other institutions. You can be seconded to take charge of English education for children up to 18 years (teaching the oldest is only  in conversation).