As a Foreign teacher, you are advised to observe all Chinese laws and regulations regarding your conduct while here in China and in addition comply with XAIU internal regulations and rules regarding your conduct and behavior while working and living on the XAIU campus.
Care for your apartment key is your express responsibility. Do not copy the key without the express permission of the International Exchange Centre (IEC). You are advised not to loan your key to anyone under any circumstances. If your key is lost please contact the IEC and a replacement will be organized at a reasonable charge. If you have locked your key in your apartment by accident the main guard house has a duplicate set of all apartment keys and they may be able to help you under these circumstances. At the conclusion of your employment contract please surrender your apartment key to the IEC.
Please take care of the contents of your apartment. We advise that you do not keep anything of value (including your passport, large amounts of cash, personal electronics goods, etc) in your apartment. The school cannot be held responsible for any personal items that go missing from your apartment during your employment. Also note that your personal electronic items should be appropriately protected as the school cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to them that is caused by electrical, computer network or telephone connections.
Please turn off any electrical or gas appliances in your apartment when they are not in use or you are out. Leaving these appliances going while you are not in your apartment not only poses a serious safety hazard but also wastes expensive energy. Your common sense and consideration would be appreciated.
If you have visitors, they need to register at the main guard house before entering the foreign compound and all visitors should leave the compound by 22:30pm. The apartments are provided to the contracted foreign teacher only for your comfort and convenience and are not intended as alternative accommodation for your visitors (without the express permission of the IEC). This is an issue the IEC feels strongly about and we would ask you be responsible and considerate regarding this request.
During long holiday periods where you may be absent from your apartment, your apartment key should be surrendered to the IEC for safe keeping. Do not take your key with you or pass your key on to anyone without first getting the express permission of the IEC
Please be considerate and take responsibility for your surroundings and environment within the foreign compound. Excessive noise, late night parties, alcohol abuse, illicit drugs, gambling, proselytizing, and other similar activities that may be either illegal or offend other teachers are strictly prohibited. Any breach of Chinese law or XAIU regulations will be dealt with the appropriate response.
The apartments are reasonably furnished and basic appliances are provided free for teacher’s use. Please take good care of your apartment and its contents. On arriving at your apartment you will be asked to sign an apartment content inventory which will be reconciled on your departure. During your stay, please report any damage or loss immediately to the IEC. On your departure, please make sure the apartment and its contents is left in a reasonable condition and there are no items missing or damaged. Any unusual damage or loss may result in the delay or withholding of your final salary payment.
Please try to keep the areas within the compound clean and uncluttered. Refuse can be left in the garbage bins provided and if your refuse contains large items please take them to the central collection area. We don’t advise you leaving food items or restaurant plates of part finished food out as this practice will attract unwanted animals and pests.
Please be notified that any act that a foreign teacher, while under a current employment contract with XAIU, commits that contravenes Chinese law or XAIU rules and regulations will be dealt with the appropriate response and action.