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NRCSA Center: Beijing, China  


About the NRCSA Center

The Center is located in the Meiliyuan garden (Beauty garden), very close to the host family homes. Our classrooms are ideal for private lessons and small groups. Free internet access and a small cafeteria are at your disposal during your break. Our native multilingual staff are at your disposal for information and assistance.
Through our partnership with the Beijing Capital Normal University we also offer excellent facilities for group study, plus high standard, brand new student accommodation and restaurant on the campus. Here again we offer you free internet access. A small cafeteria is also available for your ‘Jasmine tea’ break !
Classrooms, furniture, language lab and computers are all new. Our teachers, all native speakers, are holders of university degrees. They are qualified and experienced in teaching Chinese as a foreign language at all levels.

Documents: A visa is needed for travel to China. Early registration (minimum 6 weeks) is advised to allow time for this process. Depending on your length of stay and other travel plans, you may need a tourist or student visa. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended length of stay. Contact your nearest Chinese embassy for details.

Weather: Cold in Winter, pleasant late spring/early fall (dust storms April/May), hot in summer (July is rainy)

Money: The Chinese currency is the RenMinBi (currency of the people of China) – pronounce R M B- but Chinese people also use ‘Yuan'. You can say 10 Yuan or 10 R M B (which is about 1 €uro or $1.30 USD).
We suggest you take at least 2 different credit cards plus travelers check. ATM and Cash Machines generally only accept credit cards. Bank of China ATMs tend to work best with foreign cards and are relatively easy to find.

Textbooks: Textbooks are provided. You may want to bring a dictionary to use during free time.

Cell Phone: Useful to get one locally - you can call us for directions if you get lost!

Cabs: Good value, generally safe. Average cost 25 RMB for half hour drive.


About Beijing

Beijing is an amazing city - a city of contrasts where one has to be right now - and the preparation for the Olympic games makes it even more exciting! Any stay in in China wouldn't be complete without visiting the cultural highlights of the Chinese capital - from the classic landmarks to 'off the beaten track' places of interest.

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