Study in China as an International Student
China has overtaken many western countries as a top study-abroad destination. Along with its exponential economic growth, China has boosted its academic standards and infrastructures. It is home to world-class universities and boasts of quality education.
China has some of the best initiatives for education in the world. The Chinese government’s “One Belt, One Road” has strengthened global partnerships benefiting international students across the globe. By 2020, it is expected that 500,000 foreign students will be enrolled in Chinese universities.
What is life in China as an international student like?
Life in China is not much different anywhere else around the world, except for the language, cultural norms and local food. If you study in a big city like Beijing or Shanghai, you can still hear the hustle and bustle of city life.
Chinese people are one of the warmest and friendliest in the world. You can create lifelong friendships in China, but not without a challenge. For most foreign students, they had to overcome the language barrier when they first arrived in the country. For this reason, it’s highly recommended that you learn Chinese before coming to study in China. Most international students find Chinese culture and traditions different and at the same time fascinating from the rest of the world.
Although China is a very modern country, it is has a rich culture and history. Immersing yourself in the local community and making friends with Chinese classmates can help you adjust faster. China’s local food scene provides you with a wide selection of food. There’s a saying that you never eat anything twice in China because of its many food varieties.
If Chinese food is not to your liking, you can easily find western fast food restaurants and supermarkets. China is technologically advanced. They have a one of the best security systems and public transport in the world. From the streets to your home, the majority of international students feel safe walking around. In the country, nobody brings cash because everyone pays via the mobile apps Alipay and WeChat.
When you study in China, you will never have a dull moment as Chinese universities will schedule excursions and activities for you outside the classroom. Enjoy the beautiful natural sights, and great entertainment in China!
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