The visa status of our new teachers was up in the air for a couple weeks, but there is new news! Ren Da (the university) is able to get to Beijing on time no problem due to receiving a different kind of visa for higher education. Ren Da Fu Zhong (my school) had work permits for the new teachers (actually the hardest thing to get), but we were waiting on letters of invitation from the Foreign Experts Bureau which are needed for the visas. We found out today that the letters came through, so it'll take four days to expedite the visa application process and the new teachers at our school will be able to come on August 22nd as scheduled! Unfortunately Shi Yi Xue Xiao (the middle school) probably won't be able to come until October. It's China though, so anything could change!