Advice and Tips | Travel

Change your currency into Renminbi

Baudin PierreBaudin Pierre
July 24, 2014
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Most of us foreigner do not have an income in Chinese yuan (Renminbi) to sustain for the living cost. We often rely on our home currency to get money in China. Here are some tips to change currencies into Chinese yuan.

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Advice and Tips

Basic Chinese for beginners: Part 2

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Master the basic words roll Sohu.com

Now that you know the very basic Chinese word on the ground, then go ahead and make thing a little bit comfortable. Chinese is a very wide and complicated language that can’t be grasped in one post or even one day but I do promise you that this article just cover the very commonly used that you’ll need in your daily life. Your Chinese language teacher will use a different approach to cover Chinese language. Of course  the aim of it all is to teach you every single Chinese word there. Remember Chinese is the most difficult language according to many and if you just want to know the commonly used dialect, then here it goes.

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Campus Life | International Students | Leisure

More coffee canteens are showing up on campus

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Huazhong universities of Science and Technology in the past years failed somehow to recognize the love that international students have for coffee, what coffee meant to a life of foreigners. Being that the campus has always break record to be one of the few where the population of international students  register significant increase each year, HUST is not hesitating to break record once again to the campus where students’ culture is practiced to the letter, a campus with the highest number of coffee canteen all over China. For this reason, more coffee canteens are being established in every corner of the campus and below is a useful rundown on some best ones.

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Campus Life | Tsinghua University

MID 2013 Gansu “Silk Road” Field Trip

Larissa PaschynLarissa Paschyn
July 21, 2014
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Gansu Field Trip
Photo by SPPM

A week long field trip took place for the MID 2013 class. 5 students and 2 faculty and staff visited Gansu’s “Silk Road” to study and observe its economic development. The trip was led by Associate Dean, Ms. Meng Bo.

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Campus Life | Leisure | Tsinghua University

MID-IMPA Summer Picnic

Larissa PaschynLarissa Paschyn
July 21, 2014
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Students enjoying a summer picnic

The MID-IMPA offices hosted a picnic at the Lovers’ Hill of Tsinghua campus. The picnic was to celebrate the closing of the spring semester. 40 students from SPPM attended the picnic.

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Advice and Tips | Scholarships | Xiamen University

Chinese Government Scholarship Annual Review

SamSam Fowler
July 21, 2014
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If you are lucky enough to secure a scholarship from the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) to study in China for more than a year, it is likely your scholarship will be subject to an annual review. Fear not, the scholarship review process is extremely simple and the vast majority of students continue to receive a CSC scholarship. However,  it should not be taken too lightly.

Scholarships to Study in China

The scholarships on offer to study in China, many of which require an annual review

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Campus Life | International Students | Xiamen University

5 Reasons to Study at Xiamen University

SamSam Fowler
July 21, 2014
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There is a very long list of reasons to come to Xiamen University to study. Here are the five best:

Xiamen University Campus is one of the most beautiful in China

The beautiful campus of Xiamen University is unrivaled in China

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Admissions Processes | Campus Life | Language Courses | Xiamen University

Studying Chinese at Xiamen University

SamSam Fowler
July 21, 2014
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There are a number of choices to be made when it comes to studying Chinese at Xiamen University. The majority of students stay for one semester or a full academic year as part of an exchange program or independently. Some of these students are required to undertake mandarin classes prior to beginning a Chinese-medium degree.

Studying Chinese at Xiamen University's Xiang'an campus

The scenery at Xiamen University’s Xiang’an campus

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Chinese Culture | Leisure | Music

Going to KTV in China

Baudin PierreBaudin Pierre
July 21, 2014
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A typical KTV room

It’s not new, most of Chinese people love to go to KTV.  They love to sing, drink and enjoy the time together. Unlike most of European they are not afraid of singing in front of an audience.  Last night I went to the KTV with my friends and here is my story.

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Advice and Tips | Chinese Culture

Tipping or not tiping in China

Baudin PierreBaudin Pierre
July 21, 2014
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Have you ever think about giving or not a tip at the restaurant, a hotel, or a taxi in China? This has puzzled me at the beginning of my stay in Chengdu. I first followed what every people did and only recently had a look at the reasons behind.

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