about us

Founded in 2018 in San Francisco, CA by finance and technology career professionals.  Amazing Year In China (AYIC) program provides unique experiences and life-changing opportunities for experienced educators and recent college graduates to live, work and explore in one of the world's most rapidly developing economic and cultural landscapes

Recent updates: In March 2019, AYIC was moved to Austin TX.

Meet The Team


Zack Stump

Co-Founder / Marketing Director

After building a career in fintech consulting and project management at Fortune 500 financial firms, I travelled to China and met a friend teaching English to elementary school students.  I was amazed to find such fun and meaningful work with unparalleled work/life balance and earnings per hour.  I want to share these opportunities with our experienced educators and new college graduates.  You can have adventure and a larger bank account at the same time.


Yanrong Wei

Co-Founder / Operation Director

Born and raised in China, but attended university and worked in the US for the past 12 years.  I left corporate life behind after meeting a fun group of foreign teachers while visiting home in China.  I want to give more people the ability to experience the fun, friendship, and adventure of the traveling teachers I met in my hometown.  I am fluent in English and Mandarin and feel both Chinese and American.  I am here to help you settle in and have fun.

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Jackson Magnini

Director of Campus Relations

Currently pursuing my dream of becoming an NFL agent.  I work to provide others the opportunity to discover their dreams.  I travel around the US visiting universities and career centers offering different ways for grads to embark on the exciting next phase of their lives.