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Learn Chinese in Beijing: Accommodation

The Beijing Chinese language school provides accommodation with Chinese hosts or in shared apartments.  Of course you are also welcome to book a Hotel but generally students take one of the school arranged accommodation choices.  Beijing in a large city, so commuting is an unavoidable fact of life, but the school staff have worked hard to offer accommodation within comfortable reach of the college, generally no more than 45 minutes (by bus/metro).

Host Accommodation

Staying with a host family, single room, breakfast & evening meal.
(allow 45 mins plus to the Mandarin language school)

  • full immersion experience
  • only ONE student per household
  • experience every day life first hand
  • share in meals, conversation, and daily activities
  • you will have your own single room
  • bed, desk, chair, wardrobe
  • bed linen, towels, blanket provided
  • breakfast and dinner are provided
  • shared bathroom
  • washing machine, TV, air-conditioning are provided
  • free broadband Internet access
  • water, gas, electricity are included
  • generally 30 to 45 minutes from the school
  • shops, banks and post office in the area
  • you will be taken to school on the first day of your course
  • NB: Supplement applied over Chinese New Year (Jan/Feb period)

Special rate: Host family, single room…
Offered in exchange for 6 hours of English lessons for a member of the household per week – you get a discounted accommodation rate

  • You must be a native speaking English language speaker
  • You need to be attending a course for 8 weeks+
  • You will live around 45/60 mins from the school
  • You will have less free time to socialise with other students
  • You will get a discounted accommodation rate!

Shared Apartments

A/ Single room – shared bathroom:
15 square meters
Bed, linen and bedding
Desk, TV
Bills are included (minus air conditioning)
Police registration assistance
Support from your landlord/lady

You will be provided with a bed, bedding, TV, desk and a shared bathroom. If you wish to book your accommodation for longer than your course that is no problem, please inform us and we can provide that for you.
You will share your bathroom with local Chinese students. Please be aware that hygiene standards differ throughout the world, what you consider hygienic and what Chinese students consider hygienic may differ, so please be open minded and aware of this before booking this option.

B/ Single room – private bathroom:
25 square meters
Bed, linen and bedding
Desk, TV
Bills are included (minus air conditioning)
Police registration assistance
Support from your landlord/lady

These apartments offer a bedroom with a sizeable double bed (and if another person stays with you there is no extra charge).
If you are placed on one of the higher floors, you will enjoy a fantastic view of Beijing city. This option is ideal if you would prefer a degree of privacy and independence.

Travel

Arrive: Sunday PM
Depart: Saturday AM

Fly direct to Beijing International Airport; from there you can take a  taxi  to your accommodation but we recommend students book the school transfer service (ideally as part of the Standard or Premium Arrival Pack).

Travel & Arrival Support Packages

Standard Arrival Pack ( recommended)

Mobile SIM card with data and minutes – the school provides you with 10GB of data and 300 minutes of call time. You can ask the staff in Beijing how to top up when you arrive or when you need to.
Airport / Train Station pick-up – When you arrive in Beijing staff will be there to meet you, which takes the stress away as you won’t have to tackle public transport on your own.
Public Transport Card – You will be given a card which can be used on the buses or the metro. It has a 10/12 trips credit on it, ready for you to use.
Bank assistance – In China the banking rules are always changing, so it difficult for staff to know in advance what they will be (we know this sounds strange, but this is China), the staff  will tell you which bank currently has the most advantageous policies for students. The staff cannot guarantee they can help you open a bank account, but they will do their very best to enable you to do so.
Register with the Police – Foreigners must register with the police when you arrive at your accommodation. The staff will assist you with this.
Free Bike – this can be arranged ONLY if the Beijing school staff are able to open a Chinese Bank account for you. Without the account they cannot sign you up to the bike sharing apps. If they can, they will.
Beijing Map – Traditional style tourist map
School Bag – In fabulous school colours!
Free locker
Free personalized coffee mug

Premium Arrival Pack:

This Pack includes everything in the Standard Arrival Pack, plus the following:

Massage – Relax and unwind with a full body or foot massage
International Hospital VIP Card – Receive priority at an English speaking hospital in Beijing
Gym Membership for One Month – There is a gym right next to the school, why not take the opportunity to enjoy the facilities with a month’s pass. Physical exercise is the perfect antidote to all that academic rigour you’ll be undertaking whilst in Beijing!