Doing My Degree From China
Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:26 AM
I am currently doing my A levels from UK and after that i want to go to china to do my degree, i was wondering if there is someone here who have been to china to study or is just familiar with life in china?
i want to know if there are many Muslims there, specially girls who wears hijab? if not are Chinese people welcoming, or will i be seen as someone out of this world just because i wear hijab? and what about life in china in general? costs? residence? Halal food? or anything else you think i should know?
i will be glad if someone could provide me with as much information as possible =)
thank you in advance
Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:13 AM
Yes there are muslims in China...there are alot of them (Hui and Uighur)
I doubt they will say anything to you about hijab unless you plan on being in a small village.
You can get halal food at the Hui and Uighur restaurants. There is a walmart in just about every big city with frozen halal chicken available....and if you are on the coast there will be no shortage of fish for you to take home and cook.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:08 AM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:17 AM
How good is your language skill (Mandarin)? Are you going to attend one of the largest Universities there? Do you know the ranking of the program or the University ranking?
Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:29 AM
From my conversations with Chinese people I think you will like the place if you don't mind being part of busy Asian communities (people very disciplined for the most part, lots of activity which can be good, but not all of it pleasant, sometimes infrastructure and facilities break down but people still go on, less than usual quiet time and extra-curricular activity). If you don't mind changing your lifestyle a bit and do as the locals do, you will have a good time - swimming against the tide can be hard financially and mentally.
As Gypsy says it can be different (westernized) based on where you go, but the above is my impression for most of the country.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:28 AM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:55 AM
Mandarin is one of the most hardest language in the world to learn. Don't go to China until you have a fairly good command of the language. The Chinese like their language a lot. If you don't know the language, then chances are you'll be alienated unless some people take pity on you or they want to practice their English with you.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:55 AM
I think you have some serious thinking and research to do about this project. You want to go to China to learn accounting in English?
The more standard approach would be to learn accounting in some western country with the Chinese language as an additional course/elective, for which there could be an element of staying in China to help with the language skills.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:40 PM
Anyway Gypsy is right you should learn a bit of Mandarin....at least enough to go shopping and take taxis on your own. The Chinese are like Americans and usually refuse to learn another language.....some of them even have the audacity to mock you if you don't speak perfect Mandarin. I had this rude language experience in a bank once with a very rude girl working behind the counter. She went on to mock my broken Chinese.....then I told her (in broken Chinese) that I would be happy to continue in English or Arabic.......that shut her up really fast LOOOOL.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:56 PM
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