Studying in Beijing
央视国际 2003年06月23日 15:45
Beijing, the political, cultural and economic center of China, has a history of more than 3 thousand years. Until now, there are almost 40,000 foreigners studying in Beijing, constituting 40% of the total foreign students in China. These 40,000 foreign students come from more than 80 countries in Asia, Europe, North and South America and Africa.
Many foreign students prefer coming to Beijing, which is resulted from the fact that many prestigious universities are located in Beijing.In addition, Beijing, as the modern city and cultural center of China, is very attractive to foreign students, for they come here not only for study, but also can experience the Chinese culture and lifestyle.
Compared with the students learning Chinese in their home country, those can come to Beijing can merge themselves in the country's language, and at the same time, looking forwards taking advantage of the greatly improved job prospects which will be available to them when their study are complete.
In addition to the study in class, foreign students also have their extracurricular activities, such as basketball, soccer, football and other sports. They also can enjoy Chinese cuisine and, if they want, the taste of the dish from home to release their homesick
Far away from their home, foreign student sometimes will miss their friends and family back at home. But some foreign students like making more friends here and some make more than friends.
No matter why they come to study in Beijing, for fun , for perspective job opportunity or for interest, they have their plans for future after graduation.