6 Reasons Why Shanghai’s Sino-British College is the Perfect Location

Shanghai’s Sino-British College (SBC) is ideally located in some of Shanghai’s prime real estate. For international students, there is no better opportunity to explore Shanghai and get a feeling for life right in the center of one of the world’s most influential cities.

Home to students from more than 40 countries/regions around the world, SBC clearly has something unique that draws such a diverse and motivated crowd. Here are 6 reasons why Sino-British College is in the perfect location to study and live in China!

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Historic Buildings with Shanghai Flavor

SBC has modern and advanced facilities to cater to students’ needs, but a major part of the campuses’ charm is its traditional Shanghai buildings. With buildings built over 100 years ago, the architectural style is classical European architecture that contains influences of German, French, and British design–reflecting the internationalized and multicultural atmosphere of Shanghai in the 1900s and today.

The campus also maintains beautiful and lush gardens, seamlessly blending Chinese and European design and gardening techniques. The green oasis is a peaceful space in the center of bustling Shanghai, the perfect place to sip a coffee and relax, or take a calming morning walk.

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Two Iconic Shanghai Streets

SBC sits at the intersection of two roads which will be instantly familiar to any real Shanghaier: Fuxing Zhong Road and Shaanxi South Road. These two streets are well known for their charming atmosphere of cafes, boutiques, and historic buildings. Lined with trees that create a beautiful green shade from the heat, locals and visitors alike love to spend the day on peaceful walks or shopping sprees up and down these iconic avenues.

Community Hub at Xiangyang Park

Whether in the early morning or late evening, you can always find activity and music at the lively Xiangyang Park!

Just a 15 minute walk from SBC’s campus, the park is often full of Shanghainese locals, dancing retirees, live music, movie screenings, and children enjoying the afternoon off. It’s the perfect place for a stroll to observe local Shanghai life.

15 Minutes from Major Metro Station

South Shaanxi Road metro station is a major local transportation hub that can take you all over the city. Three lines intersect at this station.

From South Shaanxi, you can ride Shanghai’s amazingly convenient metro to locations like shopping and dining hub West Nanjing Road, the Natural History Museum, Hongqiao or Pudong airports, People’s Square, or the iconic Bund waterfront.

Shaanxi Nan Lu subway stop shanghai

In addition to local bus routes right outside SBC’s doorstep, the metro makes living and studying in Shanghai extremely convenient for international students.

The South Shaanxi metro station is also located right under a major mall with both Chinese and international brands and restaurants–the perfect place to meet for dinner with friends before taking the metro to the next adventure.

The Center of Shanghai’s Former French Concession

Known as the “Former French Concession” due to France’s prior colonial occupation, modern-day Xuhui and Huangpu districts boast some of the most charming scenes and relaxing downtown life in Shanghai. The entire area is about 8 kilometers long, with SBC located right inside!

Living at SBC, you’ll get to explore historic and beautiful lanes such as the famous Changle Road, Julu Road, and Wulumuqi (Urumqi) Road. Outdoor cafes, wine bistros and diners, Chinese boutiques, coffee shops, parks, and glamorous malls are some of the highlights of exploring the Former French Concession.

Foreign imports are easy to find in this area, which has a high number of internationals. The latest Chinese fashion, styles, decor, and foods can also be found here! It’s definitely a classy and upscale area, but don’t miss the affordable local options hidden around every corner.

Whether you are out for a fancy dinner with friends, or just want to find a peaceful cafe to do homework, the Former French Concession is the place to be. As an SBC student, it’s right in your backyard!

Take a virtual neighborhood tour in this video here:

Double Campus Experience in the UK

As a Sino-British College student, your experience doesn’t just end in Shanghai. SBC students have the unique opportunity to study abroad in the UK for a number of years.

The study abroad program prepares you for an international career through introducing you to British education and career opportunities, doubling your degree’s value with experience on multiple campuses, and preparing you for a confident and global future, whether in the UK, China, or anywhere else!

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Sino-British College is located in one of the most desirable and livable areas of Shanghai. Close to restaurants, nightlife, and shopping in a beautiful, tree-lined neighborhood, but just a few metro stops away from Shanghai’s busiest tourist sites and business district, SBC is definitely a perfect location to study. Combined with study experience at other campuses in the UK, you’ll see more of the world than the average Bachelors student!

Do you see yourself strolling through SBC’s peaceful campus, or exploring a new culture in the UK?

Take a look at some SBC programs here! They are open for international students today:

Savannah Billman has a master's degree in Chinese Law and Society at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. She holds a B.A. from NYU Shanghai and has also written for The World of Chinese, TechNode, SupChina, and Sixth Tone.
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