The CISabroad on-site team will pick you up from the airport and provide a comprehensive orientation at the beginning of the semester. You and your fellow students will be introduced to all the “basics:” health and safety on campus in Beijing and in China; learning at a Chinese university, teaching styles, and where to shop.
Additionally, you will take part in the University’s orientation for international students. This orientation program will give you all the tools you need to settle in quickly and make the most of your time at the University and in China. It is also a great opportunity to meet other international students and locals. Remember, all students on campus speak some English, so you can talk with almost anyone you see on campus!
With Beijing, you will get a chance to live in the city where the most elite Chinese universities and their students are located. Because the cost of food and attractions are so low, you will really be able to go out and do many activities in the city itself. You can visit the famous Beijing zoo or tour the historical sites—which are very easy to get to on Beijing’s tourist friendly subways. You will love going to the various markets and bargaining the price of jewels, gems, clothing, and various other goods. Experience real Chinese food from the many different provinces in China, local treats and sweets, as well as try a McDonalds or KFC in another country—which you soon realize out is not always the same! Beijing is a great place for the youth of any country to come out and experience all that China has to offer.
Although located in the heart of Beijing, the campus is enclosed by walls on all sides. There’s a feeling of being removed from the hustle and bustle of the big city. The campus is very green, with lots of open spaces for enjoying the outdoors and studying. There are numerous athletic fields as well as indoor athletic facilities. The Chinese love soccer and basketball and you will be most welcome to join in. There is an active Student Union on campus, and you can participate in any student clubs and activities that interest you.