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Direct Low Cost - Beijing Language and Culture University

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

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Beijing is a good place for study, but not for living.

The students here are from different countries. So we can make new friends with people of different cultural backgrounds.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Beijing Language and Culture University rocks!

We have good teachers, great classmates and an amazing environment to learn Chinese in BLCU. If you need or want to learn Chinese in Beijing and you're a foreigner here is the place.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Awesome experience with a fantastic company

Had an excellent experience with China Study Abroad in Beijing at BLCU. They are a smaller company, offering boutique, crafted experiences for a relatively reasonable price. I liked how you could be involved with the staff/other students however much you wanted to, but weren't forced to participate/check in etc. It could be an independent experience if you wanted. Of course, tapping into the CSA community meant making lifelong friends and feeling a sense of belonging in an otherwise unfamiliar place. :) BLCU itself was an interesting learning environment, I made friends from all over the world. I also befriended a few Americans but it was a nice change of pace to hang w/ internationals. Would recommend the program to anyone who takes their Chinese seriously!

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    5

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Beijing is the place to study.

There are very seasoned and good Chinese language teachers here in Beijing. It is a place where cultural immersion is up to you. It is a great place to practice and learn Chinese.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    6

  • Program Administration

    3

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Go with an open mind!

Good teaching, really nice university -- but have to work hard to make the most of it.

I'm not keen on China but I'd definitely come back to BLCU.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    5

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Gone to BLCU, the best Chinese school you've ever seen.

Before of its professors, most of them are really fantastic, for their involvement in your studies, for the campus.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    6

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

BLCU - It's worth it!

I would recommend the program as it is all encompassing and covers all aspects required of a language program. Cultural, comprehension, speaking and listening.

The teachers I had were very accommodating and friendly. I will be taking the course next semester to progress to the next stage.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

BLCU, well worth studying at.

Really well taught lessons, nice living conditions, fairly good night scene, plenty of opportunities for getting involved in the culture.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    3

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Go to Beijing, it's awesome!

The teaching is very good as the classes are fairly small. Foreigners are treated very well in terms of accommodation, although there could be more of a welcome. The nightlife is amazing!

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    3

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

A worthwhile experience!

It gives you the experience of a multicultural environment. The teachers are good and the campus is great.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    3

  • Cultural Immersion

    5

  • Program Administration

    N/A

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Watch out the room rental, houses can be like camping!

The school is really good because you can choose which and how many lessons attend and the quality is pretty good and cheap.

The problem is actually looking for a room, especially if your Chinese is not too good. You can find yourself in a little, dark and dirty apartment with other 5 freak people.

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Go on journeys abroad Beijing... It's very useful and funny.

Because professors are very good and lessons are very interesting, I think I'll come back. I'm enjoying my self and I'm learning a lot of things.

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    5

  • Program Administration

    N/A

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Come to Beijing for the experience but not necessarily the program.

When I come back to Beijing, I'm going to make sure to make more Chinese friends. Because BLCU has many foreigners who speak English so it's hard to be completely immersed in Chinese.

Classes are good.

Beijing is an amazing city for foreigners.

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Cultural Immersion

    6

  • Program Administration

    3

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Good adventure.

I personally think it is a great experience. Although living abroad, in China especially, is a challenge. Thanks to the help of this program you can get into the Chinese culture slowly and easily.

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    3

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Well stretched...

Well stretched to suit my requirements. Feel it has been worth my time and very much satisfied with the program.

Overall Rating

6/ 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    5

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

BLCU have some problems, but it's OK.

BLCU has good teachers and a lot of learning resources but you loose a lot of time learning useless vocabulary.

Overall Rating

6/ 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    3

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

I recommend BLCU.

I recommend BLCU, however, working with the school can be difficult and require perseverance. The overall results are worth it.

Overall Rating

5/ 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    5

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Be prepared for a shock!

Lack of orientation, good food, and English speaking public. It will be extremely difficult to adapt. But loving the Chinese language immensely helped me overlook the above mentioned obstacles.