TRAVEL GUIDE

VISAS

We can assist you with your visa application to study in China.

  • Student X2 Visa

  • Short-term Visa

  • Visa support

PASSPORTS

PASSPORTS

Your passport will be your most important form of identification while you’re in China. Make sure you keep it safe and make a photocopy to carry in your wallet. You must also make sure your passport still has at least 6 months of validity from the date you intend to arrive in China.

VISAS

VISAS

All Chinese visas are valid for study in China and we can provide Student X2 visa or Tourist L visa depending on the length of your program. If you need a visa, we can advice on the application process and provide the necessary documents to apply for a visa. Contact us for more information.

HEALTH & SAFETY

INSURANCE

INSURANCE

We require all students to obtain travel insurance, including medical coverage, before they come to China. We recommend you to buy insurance from globally-recognized insurance companies that cover medical expenses in China. And make sure you send us a proof of your insurance.

PRESCRIPTIONS

PRESCRIPTIONS

If you take a prescription, make sure you to bring enough medicine with you from your home country. Medicines can be expensive in China and some may be unavailable in Chinese pharmacies or hospitals.

VACCINES

VACCINES

We advise that you check with your doctor before travelling whether they recommend you to get any vaccines. Be aware that some vaccination courses can take several months, so make sure you contact your doctor far enough in advance of your arrival date to complete all vaccination courses.

EMERGENCY PROTOCOL

EMERGENCY PROTOCOL

In the unlikely case of an emergency, e.g. natural disaster, pandemic, social unrest etc., That’s Mandarin has an emergency protocol in place to make sure everyone is safe. Should any unforeseen event occur, all students and parents will be contacted. We will follow the advice issued by the Chinese government and students’ own embassies within the country.

BUDGETING

BUDGETING

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

How much money you should bring with you depends on the kind of lifestyle you want to have. To be able to live comfortably, see all the sights and do a bit of travelling outside of your chosen city; we recommend you budget around 5000 CNY per month (not including accommodation costs).

TRANSPORT

TRAINS

Beijing boasts the oldest metro system in China, opened in 1969. There are 17 lines running to all corners of the city. It is one of the busiest metro systems in the world with over 11 million passengers travelling on it each day. Prices depend on distance.

BUSES

The bus network in Beijing is extensive and extremely popular with the city’s residents as it is convenient and cheap. Journeys around the city start at 1RMB. Many buses running in the centre of the city offer free WiFi access.

TAXIS

Taxis in China are generally cheaper than in other countries, providing the most comfortable way to travel and the fastest when there is no traffic jam. You can hail a taxi on the street or order one through various mobile apps.

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