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Studying in China: A Practical Handbook for Students [With Map]

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Publication Date: 05 August 2014
"China is changing faster than any other nation on earth today. Written by a Chinese language teacher and a travel professional who works with students in China all the time, Studying in China is an invaluable resource..." --Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) Newsletter

A visit to China can change your life. Would you like to study in China, but are not sure what you will find there? A trip to China to live, work or study promises an amazing, life-changing experience in the most historically and culturally fascinating nation on earth. Find all the information you need for your educational experience abroad in Studying in China.

China is changing faster than any other nation on earth today. Written by a travel professional who works with students in China all the time, Studying in China is an invaluable resource that tells you:

  • What to pack that you won't find over there
  • How to arrive at your destination and settle in safely
  • How to make your Chinese instructors happy
  • How your day-to-day experiences will unfold once you are there
  • How to get the most from a limited stay
Author Patrick McAloon is a co-founder of SinoConnect, a firm that connects students of all ages with educational opportunities in China and the United States. He has been helping students prepare to study in China for 15 years. Having conducted hundreds of study abroad seminars, McAloon is uniquely qualified to supply students going to China with the latest up-to-date information on how to study abroad.

Readying yourself for this experience can be daunting, and Studying in China makes it easy from start to finish. Prepare to make new friends in your classes and while traveling around China, but first learn how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Being an international student in China can be a life-changing experience. Don't take our word for it. Read this book and go study in China

Product Details

ISBN-10: 0804842817

ISBN-13: 9780804842815

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing       

Language: English

Age Range: NA - NA years

Grade Level: NA - NA

Paperback: 320 Pages

Product Dimension (L x W x H): 19.81 x 12.95 x 3.30 CM

Shipping Weight: 0.54 Kg

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7 customer reviews  Between 4−5 stars rating,  06 November 2014
Studying in China: A Practical Handbook for Students
By: Angela Platt

I recommend this book to study abroad students and advisors alike. As a study abroad advisor (and someone who lived in China 9 years ago), I think 'Studying in China' offers a fantastic head start in terms of understanding China and Chinese culture. As I recently read the book and thought back on my own experiences in China, I found myself nodding and saying "Yes, this is what it was like for me." Or, "Oh! I wish I would have realized that before." ... See More

style="BACKGROUND: white">'Studying in China' goes beyond traditional travel guides that focus primarily on short term tourists. This book delves more into the day to day living in China and offers additional cultural understanding. The book is comprehensive and will help study abroad students prepare mentally and practically for their journey ahead. It can also help study abroad advisors identify important topics to highlight in advising sessions and pre-departure meetings.  There are many helpful chapters. In particular, I enjoyed the sections on Geography, Before You Go Preparations, Being a Foreign Student in China, Daily Life, and Intercity Travel. Great detail went into each chapter's descriptions and analyses. It's impossible to grasp everything about a country and culture just by reading a book, but students will be grateful they've read this when they arrive in China and can more smoothly navigate their experience. I know I would have felt more informed, empowered, and resourceful if I had read this before my year in China. Students would be doing themselves a great favor by reading this book before going abroad.”

Angela Platt, International Programs Counselor, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

7 customer reviews  Between 4−5 stars rating,  11 September 2014
By: William I. Brustein, Ph.D.

For both the amateur and the expert traveler to Asia, McAloon's book is an indispensable, accessible, and in-depth guide to modern-day China.

7 customer reviews  Between 4−5 stars rating,  11 September 2014
By: Yanfang Tang, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chinese Studies

This book is a must-read for anyone who plans to study abroad in China. It is detailed, extensive, and packed with extremely useful and up-to-date information provided by someone who has first-hand knowledge and who has done substantial research in the subject. McAloon knows China well. Most importantly, he knows what China-bound individuals need to know in order to make the most out of their study in China experience. I will definitely recommend this book to my students.

7 customer reviews  Between 4−5 stars rating,  11 September 2014
By: Chris Livaccari, Upper Elementary Principal

I can't think of a more astute or engaging guide to China than Patrick McAloon. He gives you the good, the bad, and the ugly of being a foreign student in China, without the tendency to romanticize or demonize that many guidebooks are prone to. This is accurate, sensible information by an extremely accomplished and prescient author. Make sure this book is in your duffle bag or back pocket when you board your flight!

7 customer reviews  Between 4−5 stars rating,  11 September 2014
By: Galal Walker, Ph.D.

Studying in China is the most complete advice you can get before investing time and fortune on study abroad. Here you can find what you need to know before embarking on a China study program, while engaging with the program, and then understanding better what happened after you return from the program. It may include information you do not... See More

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