The INTO China Gap Year takes place at the prestigious Nankai University in Tianjin. This course is exclusive to Study Experience and offers the opportunity to combine business classes in english with chinese language lessons. It’s the perfect combination to discover chinese culture for a year and to add a striking line to one’s CV, all at a very affordable cost.
We spoke to students, University faculty, and INTO staff, about Nankai University, the city of Tianjin, and their experiences of education in China.
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Nankai University is a renowned international university. Very modern, it is the perfect environment in which students can study and learn about chinese culture. Gap Year students are put in touch with local students as soon as they arrive. Thanks to the cultural activities and excursions, small class sizes organized by ability, and the quality of the teaching, students make astonishing progress.
This programme is unique and offers participants the opportunity to discover the chinese job market thanks to classes and a series of seminars given by professionals and the leading employers in the country.
This programme starts in september and lasts a whole school year. To participate, students must be at least 18 and have an intermediate english level, as well as basic chinese.
During the year, students mainly follow business classes on the Nankai University campus. The teaching language is english. Classes are therefore a mix between international students and locals who have chosen to study in english. The classes are dispensed by some of the best teachers in the country, as well as industry professionals.
During chinese lessons, students work on their comprehension and oral and written expression. They then choose from several options with the objective of mastering their understanding of the language and chinese culture. During the stay, students are supported by a dedicated academic team and highly qualified teachers. Excusrions are organized throughout the year. And students are invited to an orientation evening as soon as they arrive, as well as a goodbye do at the end of their stay.
Tianjin, the 6th largest city in China, is in the midst of rapid economic growth. The city is known for its multinational corporations and tourist attractions, including the Garden of Serenity, and the Buddhist Temple of Dabei. The great wall of China is nearby too ! And finally, Beijing is only a 30 minute high speed train away.
Students are housed in single or double rooms at the International Student Centre. Located near campus, this residence provides comfort and safety during theur Gap Year. Residents have internet access and a television, and residences are equipped with a laundry room, and a buffet restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Gap Year programme costs around €12 000 and includes : tuition, accommodation, catering, flights, and insurance. It’s a fantastic deal, only for Study Experience customers.
Taking a year to study chinese and getting familiar with the chinese world of work is a major asset for students aiming for an international career. For more information on signing up, get in touch with a Study Experience team member. We will gladly support you on your journey.