Having a local SIM card is absolutely essential in China if you want to avoid crazy roaming charges. Here is my complete guide to Chinese SIM cards: The different network providers There are three main network providers in China - China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. China Mobile China Mobile is the largest network provider in … Continue reading Chinese SIM Cards
During my year abroad, I studied Chinese for 20 hours a week at the university as well as being fully immersed in the language every day. However, having recently returned back to the UK to continue studying for my Chemistry degree, I am no longer in such a perfect environment to nurture my language skills. … Continue reading Keeping up language skills after a year abroad
A short summery of several short-term opportunities available in China, including language programs, summer schools, internships and travelling!
The Chinese Language Winter School at the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) is a 4 week program in January each year for students to study Chinese intensively in a fully immersive environment. I participated in this program during my year abroad studying at HIT in order to improve my Chinese language skills. Overview 4 … Continue reading Review: Harbin Chinese Language Winter School
In summer 2016 I spent two months working in the School of Pharmacy at Shanghai Jiaotong University.
I recently wrote about the benefits of picking a city a bit off the beaten track in China for your year abroad, but promised to write something arguing the other point of view (and there are definitely advantages and disadvantages of each!). So here goes, five reasons why Beijing and Shanghai are the places to … Continue reading Why go to Beijing/ Shanghai for your year abroad in China?
During my year abroad, I wrote an article about the benefits of studying in cities outside of Beijing or Shanghai for your year abroad in China. Having spend a full academic year studying in Harbin, as well as previously attending a summer program and interning in Shanghai, I have had a taste of both options … Continue reading Why pick a city other than Beijing or Shanghai for your year abroad in China