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Beau Sides

Beau Sides
Beau Sides is the president and founder of Global Partners in Life (GPIL), a nonprofit organization that helps children, adolescents, and young adults, with educational, humanitarian, and medical needs in China. Today, Global Partners in Life can celebrate twelve years of giving for the purpose of enabling young lives to prosper.

Having earned the honored title of teacher as an English language instructor in some of China’s universities, business, and language schools, Beau describes each opportunity to foster cultural awareness and acceptance among Chinese and Americans as unique and rewarding.

After about forty trips and numerous teaching tours in this beautiful country, he considers China his second home.

Books By Beau Sides

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    Unseen Tears

    Unseen Tears

    Unseen Tears is a poignant, but hopeful, journey through the lives and challenges of orphans and orphanages in China. Even in the midst of overwhelming odds and very limited resources, there are people committed to supporting and transforming the lives of these most vulnerable children.

    Set amidst the complexities and contradictions that is modern China, Unseen Tears draws on Beau Sides’ nearly 50 trips and teaching tours to China to paint an accurate picture of the challenges – and a glimpse of encouragement – for China’s orphans.

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    Lessons From China

    Lessons From China

    Jan Cross, a recent graduate from the University of Mississippi, is on a plane headed for Beijing, China, to teach English at a Chinese university. Struggling to free herself of her ultra-independent behavior, she intentionally places herself in a situation that forces her to depend on others for help. Jan gets much more than she bargained for as she experiences a culture that is worlds apart from her beloved southern town of Jasper, Mississippi. Jan quickly learns that as a visitor and an employee, you don’t mess with the Chinese government or the university. The challenges of living and working abroad change her forever as she gives and receives lessons inside and outside of the classroom on life, social practices, international employment, and the deep bond of friendship.Lessons From China is a heartwarming exploration of China that innocently, and often humorously, takes into account the many differences and similarities to US culture through the eyes of a young American and first-time traveler.

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