Written by:Students
Date posted:April 18, 2007
Posted in:Home / Locations / China / Shanghai / What it’s like to be a student in Shanghai

What it’s like to be a student in Shanghai

Ever been to Shanghai….? YOU SHOULD! It is a great and modern city and there are a lot of things to do. From shopping, nice bars/restaurants and a great nightlife, to sightseeing and museums, Shanghai has got it all!

My name is Daniel and I took a language course in Shanghai last summer. I loved the city. When you are a student in a big and strange city, you want to explore everything…so that is what I did!

Do you want to know what it’s like to be a student in Shanghai? Well, my classes began in the morning and ended before noon, so I had lots of free time to explore the city. My first day at school was very nice. I had a level test and was placed in a group with students of similar level. The class was fun and not too hard, which was just as well, as I was a beginner! Have a look what classes you can do at the school in Shanghai.

After class I had lunch together with my new friends, and then we explored the city later on….. This was the start of a great time as a foreign student in Shanghai. Look out for my next post when I’ll get round to telling you about Shanghai’s fantastic nightlife!

In the meantime, here’s some practical information:

  • Don’t worry about getting around in Shanghai – it’s simple! Shanghai has a great metro system, so it’s very easy to travel through the city. There’s just 4 lines at the moment, so it’s hard to go wrong, and the price for a single ticket is about 3-6 RMB (10 RMB = 1 euro approx.)
  • You also can take the inexpensive taxi. The minimum amount is 11 RMB (for the first 4 km). After it is around 2-3 RMB per kilometer.
  • I’d recommend you always take a pocket dictionary with you everywhere you go. You can get one for around 35 RMB in any book store.

Daniel

Comments

  1. Martje

    I’ve always been very interested in Chinese and China, I even almost studied it! I still hope to learn a bit of Chinese and to visit the country one day. Shanghai sounds like one of the cities I’d really have to visit!

    Posted October 16, 2007 at 11:21 am
  2. Katherine

    Now how difficult exactly is it to learn Chinese? My uni offers free Chinese courses from next semester and although I am definetly tempted to do the classes I am a bit scared. It should be my last smester at uni an I will have more than enough other stuff to do. Any advise?

    Posted November 29, 2007 at 10:10 am
  3. Erwin

    You should really do the Chinese course!! It is such an interesting language and culture. I´ve been there several times and you won´t be dissapointed when you learn Chinese or travel to China!

    Posted February 15, 2008 at 10:50 am

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