City Guide

International Metropolis

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Powerful Economy
Over 300 of the world's top 500 enterprises have opened offices in Shanghai.If you learn Mandarin and business you could work in a number of fields such as finance, accounting, marketing, management, etc. Especially in a thriving metropolis like Shanghai, you will have many opportunities to explore yourself.

High-quality Education
Since the 1990s, the number of students studying abroad in Shanghai has been growing steadily. The city has always been happy to receive overseas students, regarding this job as its international obligation in promoting scientific and cultural exchange, and strengthening mutual support and cooperation with different countries.

Convenient Transportation
Public transport in Shanghai is extremely cheap and generally, very efficient. It has a convenient transportation network connecting it to other parts of China and the rest of the world.

Comfortable Climate
Shanghai is blessed with mild weather, and enjoys four distinct seasons, generous sunshine and abundant rainfall. Its spring and autumn are relatively short compared with summer and winter. The average annual temperature is 16°C.

Famous Scenic Spots
Although not as famous as Beijing's tourist sites, Shanghai still has plenty of fascinating places to visit.

Excellent Public Security
Most Chinese cities have comparatively low crime rates, and Shanghai is no exception. Foreigners in Shanghai often note that they feel far safer walking the streets at night than they do in their own hometown.

Healthcare and Insurance
International students who will stay in China for more than 6 months must be medically insured throughout their entire planned period of study. International students who study for one academic year or more must also take a physical examination.

Delicious Food
A melting pot of cultures, Shanghai is the gathering place of all kinds of special and famous snack foods. Shanghai cuisine is famous for fresh seafood and the use of alcohol during the cooking process.

Living Paradise
Known as "the Paris of the Orient", Shanghai is a shopper's paradise. There are a number of bustling commercial streets and shopping centers including the famous Nanjing Road. Huaihai Road lures patrons with modern and fashionable styles, while Sichuan North Road meets the demands of ordinary folk.



Why Beijing?
Do you want to learn the Chinese language in its purest form? Do you want to be immersed in China’s rich history? Do you want to witness the staggering achievements that China has made during its 30 years of opening up to the outside world? Don’t hesitate any longer! Beijing awaits. More than 20,000 international students are enrolled in Beijing universities and colleges each year, making this metropolis the most popular place for international students who wish to continue their education in China. Regarded as the best representative of China’s past, present and future, Beijing has a lot to offer.

Beijing Weather and Clothes
Beijing has a semi-humid continental climate, with a clear distinction between the four seasons. With hot and humid summers, dry and chilly winters, and short but pleasant spring and autumn seasons, it's important you bring suitable clothing to Beijing.

Transportation and Map
Beijing is a hub of communications with highways, railroads and flights linking it to all parts of China as well with major cities around the world. Beijing's urban public transport system is extremely well-developed. The extensive subway and bus networks make it easy to get around this sprawling city.

Foreign Hospitals
There are 29 high-level hospitals in Beijing which have dedicated clinics for foreign residents. Their contact information is listed here.

Foreigners Working in Beijing
With Beijing's rapid rise, more and more people from overseas are attracted to work here. Part-time job opportunities are also available for those who pursue their studies in Beijing.

Tips for Living in Beijing
Tips to help you settle into Beijing and get the most out of your experience here. Download practical Chinese expressions, Beijing listings, 2010/2011 Chinese holiday schedule, and a Beijing subway map.

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