Mark Lumley

China & Southeast Asia Instructor

B.A. with Honors in Music, University of Sheffield, U.K.

 Following a brief stint in the music industry, Mark left his native land of Great Britain for China in 2004. Originally moving to China with a UK charity, The British Council, Mark quickly fell in love with the country and has lived there ever since. In China, Mark has been heavily involved in education, during which time he helped establish a multicultural language school in Nanjing, volunteered with deprived youth in Xi’an, worked as a cross-cultural Training Consultant, coordinated music-based charity events for the Amity Foundation, and authored several English textbooks.

Mark’s love of travel and the great outdoors has seen him backpacking extensively throughout Asia.  He has swum with giant turtles in Borneo, trekked to the remotest of minority villages in Southeast Asia, lived with Buddhist Monks in China’s hinterlands and caught a giant unknown fish with his bare hands in Vietnam. Mark currently resides between Kunming, Phnom Penh and London and works as a freelance educator throughout Southeast Asia and China. When he’s not working, studying or traveling, Mark enjoys mountain biking, playing and writing music, reading, football (soccer to the rest of us), photography, writing, and dancing with his 86 year-old Naxi minority grandmother. Mark is a certified Wilderness First Responder.