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Studying abroad in China
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Posted 2/1/08
well i i kinda want to study abord in china for a few month but am kinda scaried soo if u have share ur experiances and if u havent and want to u can ask questions about it and maybe somone might answer it for u
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21 / M / in your face :P
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Posted 2/2/08
my cousins live in hk and i and they say the education is quite tough
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Posted 2/2/08
nope ^_^ im too dumb
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74 / M / california
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Posted 2/2/08
I've been to china once for 3 days and its a bit crowded. The city is so diverse theres poor people and rich people living closely together. One building is so dirty you can't imagine how people live in it, and right next to it is a grand hotel.
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Posted 2/2/08
i have the opportunity n i turn it down............cuz it too chinky
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Posted 3/4/08
It really depends on where you go. If you go to a U.S.-based school, then the experience will be just like the U.S., but you won't get much cultural experience.
Other than that, you should really go. It'll be hard, but China's a really interesting place and you'll probably learn a lot.
Posted 3/4/08
Don't die from the poisonous chemicals that the chinese put in their agricultural foods.
Posted 3/4/08
Sounds fun. If I were to study abroad I'd go to Italy or Greece.
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20 / M / havent u noticed...
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Posted 3/4/08
ive lived in china, its not all that great, and the polution is insane
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Posted 3/4/08
i wish i could study in HK sound fun
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Posted 3/4/08
I have, I went to learn the ways of the Shaolin masters... lol
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Posted 3/4/08
It's awesome. I went on foreign exchange to study chinese in Jinan University in Guangzhou for a semester.
The school was full of kids of diplomats, factory owners, people doing business in china, north and south koreans, rich japanese kids, rich khmer, rich cambodeans, rich viets, hong kong students who couldnt get into a hk college, 1 other american exchange student. great place to get some connections. Classes were really fun. my teachers were pretty young 25+, one taught us chinese songs and then took us to karaoke. sometimes when i went bar hopping I meet them in the bars. I traveled alot, every weekend me and a few classmates would take a train to whatever destination and stay in that town/city for the weekend. Every semester theres a 1 week vacation for national week in fall or golden week in spring, the school set up a trip to shanghai region, or beijing, or wherever. The area around colleges are surprisingly safe, they're usually set up on the edge of the central city near embassies or financial districts. The native chinese are really friendly cause it's in chinese culture to treat guest really nice, keqi or haak hei. Being immersed in chinese makes you learn really fast especially cause you need to speak mandarin in the cities to survive ie : eat, hit on chicks. Girls thought it was cute that I was learning chinese and correct me when I mispronounced, after a semester my chinese was so good the natives didn't believe I was an american. Being ABC helped as well.

Theres 2 kinds of dorms, the ones for native they fit 4+ students with chinese bathrooms, and the ones for foreigners 2 students max with western bathrooms.Always make sure your dorm has a western bathroom, or better yet rent an apartment nearby, mine cost 200 usd/1600rmb per month, dorm cost 500usd/4000rmb per month. When looking for an apartment anything that cost 500usd/4000rmb better have a doorman, housecleaner, and is gated. 200usd for 1 bedroom with living room, kitchen, balcony, washing machine, can fit 2 people. theres always apartments 1600rmb is probally above market, so even if theres none someone will sublet if you offer it maybe for 2000rmb now. Foreigners usually aren't allowed to live in apartments but thats easy to get around, a bribe here and there or get school to find a student to put it under.

Dont bring lots of clothes, clothes are cheap 5-10 usd for a shirt 10+ for a pair of jeans, the quality is decent enough for a few months. Fashion there is pretty good, theres alot of young designers and Chinese fashion designers follows taiwan, japan fashion pretty much. Stuff in modern style malls are real, stuff outside are counterfits, some counterfits are surprisingly real. Going to bars is a must, the nightlife is really good just ask the taxi driver where it's happening that night, the taxi drivers knows all the hotspots. However if you see people doing lines of white stuff on the table that's not the place for you. Ketamine is a pretty common party drug there. There's plenty of live shows from college bands or rock bands around, it's usually pretty good, the rock scene is really nice. Beer is cheap and comes in huge bottles. Bars catering to foreigners overcharge like 1000% don't go they usually suck. Post notice around the college looking for a local to show you around and practice chinese, offer to help them practice english. Local college kids knows all the best spots. China is huge, traveling is cheap, don't stay in one city, tour guides suck, go with classmates. Classmates with corporate expense accounts are the best. yay for samsung regional accountant.

I had this girl classmate there, she was also a foreign exchange student, she was hanging out on a corner waiting for me in jeans and a tank top, smoking a cig, someone ask for a price lol. Girls there usually don't smoke in china or dress like an american.

Don't eat in nighttime bbq stand you'll get sick for a few days. Food is awesome there 4 star restaurants are surprisingly cheap. Ever wonder why America don't have really good chinese food, it's cause they won't give visas to the master chefs from china. There is 8 great traditions of Chinese cooking, try them all. Might be the only place you can.

Don't believe the myths, the public bathrooms are bad but all public bathrooms are bad even in nyc. It's pretty safe but just incase don't flaunt your jewelry and if you look native most people won't bother you ie: buying clothes in china. everything can be bargained down, expect 1.5x-3x markup all the time. 70% off is like the real price. Don't talk about overthrowing the government or start a revolution. Everyone in the government can be bribe. If your in trouble you can bribe your way out, but you yourself cannot give them the money it has to come from 3rd party(ie:your friends). This is so they can say they never took any money from you. However you usually won't need that advice if you don't talk about overthrowing the government or start a revolution. Have Fun.
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Posted 3/4/08
Why China? Go to Europe. Best schools, best people, best everything
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Posted 4/4/08


yep, i went to china study chinese during last 2006 summer. It was lucio tan's china ed tour.
the education was really good but in the meantime when teachers are discussing, half of the class doze off! and some of them are sleeping
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