Upgrade your program with these extras

The short-term housing market in major Chinese cities is notoriously difficult to navigate. Avoid the stress by choosing one of our centrally located, western-style housing options.

Don't waste your time in China looking for a place to stay. Maximize your trip by sorting out accommodation before arrival. All housing options will be prepared for you prior to your arrival in China, so you’ll have a comfortable bed waiting for you when you arrive after a long flight! 

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Study Plus
Enhance your study program by adding one of our "plus" programs. Travel through China, Volunteer in local orphanges or part time Intern. See below for more information. 

The Internship:  We’ll give you a few weeks to settle into your language program and figure out your workload. The week before the placements begin, you will take part in an Internship Orientation with our partners CRCC Asia. This will be a short briefing on the internship you’ve chosen, as well as outlining how to get the most out of your placement.  Your internship placement will take place 3-5 days a week for 3 months. Your last few weeks will be spent back on full time study to make sure you are ready for your exams at the end of the semester.

The Volunteering: Each month, you will join other international and Chinese students from Tsinghua University’s department of Poverty Alleviation through Education on a weekend trip to different schools in rural China to aid with volunteer work and provide extra hands for ongoing projects. It will give you a unique opportunity to visit smaller towns outside of Beijing, which not many people get to see. While the volunteering can be a bit challenging (although always fun!), remember it is a meaningful way to make a difference, as well as boost your resume, increase your self awareness, and re-assess your future goals and aspirations.

The Traveling: This is why we've teamed up with the leading backpacking adventure tour company in China to provide the best and most affordable trips around the country for you. The Dragon Trip supplies tours to STA Travel,  Real Gap,  GAP 360,  Asia Venture,  TUI PLC and CRCC Asia. This jam-packed tour takes you camping on the Great Wall, bamboo rafting in Yangshuo, and biking on Xi´an´s ancient city walls. Also, visit adorable pandas in Chengdu, see the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, and learn some sick Kungfu moves from Shaolin Monastery! Foodies will get to enjoy mouthwatering Sichuan hotpot, farm-fresh meals, and even scorpions and snakes! Check out the tabs above for the detailed itineraries!
The Job Hunt: Get a boost to finding a job in China with a little help from some of the experts on the ground here. This package includes the assistance below from Jingjobs, MyCVFactory and EnglishTrackers
►  Automatic Sign Upload CV’s to JingJobs database
  8 Weeks of Personal Assistance from Jingjobs sending your CV to potential employers and acting as a liaison for local companies
  Downloadable packet career advice articles for jobseekers looking for more in-depth info on the job hunt in China
  CV translation into Chinese
  90 Minute Linkedin Workshop
  CV Template from MyCVFactory
  Rewrite/redesign of English CV to suit China HR Companies
  China relevant tips on networking and contacting employers
  Weekly Individual email updates on the latest job listings
  Weekly Wechat updates with the newest JingNews articles
  Business Cards (set of 200) 

Maximize your time in China with a private tutor! China Study Abroad offers friendly, qualified Chinese tutors who work with you in 1-on-1 study sessions to enhance your learning experience and it is a perfect complement to your universtiy language program.

CSA provides experienced and enthusiastic tutors who can help students of any level, from beginner to advanced. You can arrange to meet your tutor around your schedule, at a location that you choose! You can even decide what to work on, whether it be classwork or another topic.

Private tutors are especially useful for students looking to:

1) Go over materials learned in class
2) Gain help with your homework and coursework
3) Focus on a particular facet of Mandarin learning, be it day-to-day conversational Mandarin or newspaper reading/comprehension

We offer the tutoring packages in increments of 50 hours. If you are looking for more or less, please get in touch and we’ll see what we can help out with. 

Come to China with peace of mind when you buy your travel insurance with China Study Abroad! CSA offers the option of comprehensive travel and medical insurance for the entire duration of your program, underwritten Global Benefits Group (GBG), an international insurance company. Click here for more details.

Foreign students coming to China are required to be insured for the duration of their stay in China. If you are already covered by an existing policy, please send us a copy of your insurance certificate. Otherwise, why not buy your insurance with CSA and save yourself the hassle? Click here to purchase now!

Adventure Options
We know coming to China is already pretty exciting, but how about adding that extra little adventure on top, because, you know, why not camp on the Great Wall of China, or pop over and vist North Korea while you are here...

Great Wall Camping: 

Leave on Saturday afternoon in our chartered bus to a secluded section of the Great Wall outside Beijing where we will hike on the Great Wall, set up camp, barbecue during sunset, hang out around a campfire, sleep on the Great Wall under the stars and wake up in the morning to zip open our tents and see an amazing sunrise. Follow all this up with a rustic breakfast in a small, local farm village before heading back to Beijing to conclude this true “off the beaten track” experience!
For the full itinerary check out their page here.

North Korea Trip:

Catch a glimpse into the unknown with our partners The Dragon Trip and discover a place rarely seen by the eyes of the outside world. The DPRK is a nation associated with mystery, excitement and isolation. But what lies within its borders? This six day adventure package takes you to a whole host of highlights as well as a truly fascinating voyage of cultural exploration. With our guides, discover the striking capital of Pyongyang with its array of attractions praising their Leaders. Stroll through the same streets as North Korean locals and experience a life starkly untouched by globalization. 
A trip that pushes boundaries, challenges expectations, expands horizons and creates unforgettable memories. Leave your preconceptions at the border, your fears on the flight and step into the mystery that is North Korea!
For the full itinerary see their page here

City Trips & Cooking Classes
We've teamed up with the experts over at The Hutong to offer access to their awesome and informative city tours and cooking courses. You can choose how many you like below and are free to sign up for and attend any of the tours or classes they offer!
On top of these there will still be other cultural and social events taking place every semester. Our rules are as long as it is an experience, it is worth it. It may be a Beijing GuoAn Soccer/Football game, or a particular art exhibition from an up and coming Chinese artist. If it is expanding horizons and makes your week less average (if that is even possible in China), then we’ll endorse and encourage it. As we like to say at China Study Abroad, experience matters.
Check out their day trips here
Check out their cooking classes here

Visa Processing
Once you have your Admission Documens from the university, sent to you by CSA, you need to process your visa. If you don't live near a Chinese Embassy or Consulate, we can help you with this.

If you fall under the below categories we can process your visa for you, and we do not foresee there being any problems with your application unless otherwise advised:

  • EU, USA or Australian passport holder with at least 6 months validity at the time of submission to the Chinese embassy
  • Currently holding a work or study visa for the UK, Australia or the USA that has at least 6 months’ validity at the time of submission to the Chinese embassy

There are restrictions on some nationalities obtaining visas for China. This is due to Chinese immigration law, and is unfortunately not something we are able to change. The following nationalities are unlikely to successfully obtain a visa for China, or there may be some restrictions on the length or type of visa issued:

  • Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

If you are processing your visa in one of the below locations you are likely to experience difficulty in obtaining the correct type of visa:

  • Turkey, Hong Kong, Vietnam, India, Japan, Singapore, Morocco, South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil
  • This list is not definitive, and it can be difficult to obtain an appropriate visa in most Asian, South American and African countries

The decision of the Chinese immigration authorities is out of our hands, but we keep up to date with the latest developments in all of our locations, so we are very well-placed to give you accurate and current information on visa processing. Please call us if you have any questions or concerns.

Visa Processing Requirements

We will email you when we are ready to start your visa process with detailed instructions. In order to process a visa for you for your program, we require you to send us the following documentation:

  • Your passport. If your passport is damaged or unclean the embassy may reject your application.
  • A visa application form, completed in accordance with our guidelines.
  • 2 recent passport sized photos that are the correct size for the space on the application form.

Visa Processing Timeline

You must make your passport available for visa processing within the 8 weeks before your departure for China. We cannot guarantee to process your visa in time for travel outside your program, and if you do plan to travel before your Program, you should tell us as early as possible so that we can plan ahead.

  • Beijing

    China Study Abroad Ltd
    3610 Capital Mansions,
    6 Xinyuan Nan Road, Chaoyang
    Beijing, 100027
    Phone: (+86) 10 8468 3799 
  • London

    China Study Abroad Ltd
    154 Bishopsgate
    London EC2M 4LN
    United Kingdom
    Phone: (+44) 0207 377 84 
  • Hong Kong

    China Study Abroad Ltd
    Rm 604-7 Dominion Centre
    43-59 Queen’s Road East
    Hong Kong
    Phone: (+852) 800 968 924 


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