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KEVIN'S FAQ

updated March 2017

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. Kevin's has no injury insurance that covers you in case of injury during the stay. The only way you can be insured is through a travel insurance.

ILLNESS AND MEDICAL ATTENTION

Kevins-institutions have normally a nurse employed, whom you can consult in case of minor illnesses. Otherwise Kevin's 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.
However it should be noted that there is no automatic replacement for you 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.

LAUNDRY

Upon arrival Kevin's 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.

LUGGAGE INSURANCE

If your 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. For food in the weekends, Kevin's gives 100 RMB per week.

ORGANIZED TOUR

Kevin's organizes a 4-5 day tour for you with all expenses paid.
Jiuzhaigou
with the famous blue lakes and waterfalls in mountains of Sichuan is one of the places that you definitely must go.

TEACHING

At Kevin's it is expected, that you act as the expert in English. In addition to your intership in teaching children, it is also expected, that you teach your Chinese colleagues English, and that you are able to express your intentions for the daily teaching schedule.

WEEKLYHOURS

Your week at Kevin's 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.The your day is thereby divided into two, from 8am to approximately 12 and again from about 2pm to about 5.