Which is the biggest city in Fujian?

Xiamen, has a nice ambiance that is conducive for learning and student life. Universities and schools have good student facilities and classrooms. Some institutions are right in the center of the city and some are just a bus ride away. Xiamen itself has lots of places to go exploring during the weekends and holidays. Both the urban dwellers and outdoor lovers will be delighted to know that Xiamen has lots of city and outdoor destinations to be explored. The island is also surrounded by lots of beaches where one can do watersports like water skiing, jet skiing and sailing, or just sit on the sand to relax and read a book. There are outdoor clubs like hiking and bicycling groups that would be fun to spend the weekends with while Shopping is also a good way to spend the time. Xiamen has many shopping centres both downtown and further in other districts.

How about food in and outside campus?

Foreign students will also appreciate the variety of food that is offered in campus dining halls. Usually there would be many separate dining halls for different kinds of food, located in different parts of campus. If you have time to go outside campus, more food adventures await you. If you think you’ll be missing out on other Chinese food from other provinces then think again. There are regional Chinese restaurants to try out and enjoy such as Sichuan, Cantonese, Northwestern, South Fujian, Xiajing etc. Also, there are restaurants specializing on different South-East Asian, Japanese, Korean, and European food scattered around the city. Of course there are fast food places here too like McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King and a number of Chinese-owned ones. For the more adventurous ones there are food carts that serve snacks and meat wraps on the side roads. Malatang (no translation?) and KaoRou (Chinese Barbecue) stands come out during late in the evening and you can find them concentrated around schools and universities. Making your own food is also very easy since you have many markets, fruit and vegetable stands near campus and lots of groceries too. If you need foreign ingredients and food, there’s always Metro Supermarket where you can get good beef, meat, and ingredients from outside China.

What is the conditions of the student’s accommodation?

Student accommodation inside campus is fairly good. Universities usually have separate dorms reserved for overseas students. Students often get one roommate unless they pay double or if they are doing their PhD or postdoctoral studies. If you choose not to live inside campus, there are many apartments that you can occupy nearby Universities that are students can opt to live in with the permission of the school. Rooms that are available range from the plain, studio-type ones for those who prefer not to have a roommate to the 3-bedroom units for families or groups of friends who want to live together. Both in-campus and apartments outside are fully furnished, available hot showers, TV, study table and shelves. These rooms are also internet-ready, and most in-campus dormitories already have a connection to the university network. Laundry machines are standard appliances provided in apartments outside campus, but in dormitories there is usually a communal laundry area where you pay a minimal fee to use the machines. Laundry services and dry cleaners are also available around the university area if you wish to have your jackets cleaned.