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Is Studying in China Really Worth it? (A complete analysis)

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Dear Readers,

Over the past few years, China has steadily grown into a top destination for international students. From enrolling into language courses to majoring in subjects like big data, more than 500,000 students have chosen China as their second home.
Within the next 10 years, this number is expected to almost double.

So, this brings us to a question: is studying in China really as good as the media reports it?  Do the pros really outweigh the cons?

This is exactly what I am going to answer in this article. I have been studying here in China and was researching about the same before I came here. Sadly, I could not get a single article that covered all these elements.  So, today I have come up with this analysis, based on the following 5 factors:

1. Academic Quality
2. Affordability
3. Opportunities for Internships, Jobs and Research
4. Personal and professional growth
5. Health and Safety

1. Academic Quality
Mainly students come to China for tertiary education, which includes post-se…

Fight Against nCov-2019: Effective or Not? (A complete Analysis of the Efforts Made, being made and their Outcomes)

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Dear International Friends,

Thank you so much for your support in the previous article entitled “Is this the Right Time to Leave China?”  I am really grateful for your likes and shares. Today, I have come up with another part of the series, and will be presenting to you an honest assessment about the efforts made and being made for combating the ncov-2019.

We shall analyze the public health measures based on 3 different criteria:

Information sharing                                                                                                          Emergency response                                                                                                        Epidemic Limitation 
And once again, dear readers you are the ones who shall decide whether the efforts were great, good or needs improvements. I am only here to present you the accurate facts, and some the brief analysis. The judgement shall solely be yours! Please feel free to comment what you feel!
A  Brief  Timel…

Is this the right time to Leave China? (A Complete Analysis)

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Dear International friends,

Are you in a dilemma where to leave China or not? Wondering if it would be the best decision for you and your family? 

If the answer is a yes, this article is exactly what you are looking for. A detailed, complete and honest analysis based on facts that will help you make the right choice.

I strongly believe that the final decision maker is you, but just before taking the next step, make sure you keep these facts in mind. This article is well-drafted based on analytics and will help you make the right choice considering your current location in China, your native countries health facilities and past experiences.

I have analyzed the prospect and effectiveness of this decision based on your current location and your native country. The scenarios vary substantially, so it would be best to decide not based on what your friend is saying or the media, but rather by carefully analyzing the conditions yourself.
1.SCENARIO 1: IF YOU ARE IN WUHAN 
This is probably …

4 Easy Ways How I survived the Corona-Virus Lock Down

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Amidst the rapid out-break of the Corona Virus, the Chinese government has adopted maximum vigilance and precautions to mitigate its further spread.  The thermal screenings are being done in the subways and markets, while teachers have strongly advised all the international students not to leave their dorm unless indispensable.

 But just before we begin, it would be completely unjust if I forget to thank the brave heroes at this moment of crisis. A big thank you and tribute to all the health professionals and the authorities are working 24*7 to assist the patients and help contain this infection. Kudos! Thank you!  We not have been able to feel this safe had these brave heroes not sacrificed their holidays whole -heartedly.
Thank you so much!

I am all good and fine! But as international airlines continue to cancel their flights to China, there seems to be a lot of panic among international students.
The universities are doing their best to bring ease to the student, but still getting…

The Corona Virus Conundrum and 20 Days at the University

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Dear Readers,

The Novel Corona Virus epidemic, which started flaring from Wuhan has already taken lives of about 360 people and around 9000 being have been confirmed of being infected. The international media is also on fire, while all the countries are doing their best to battle against this global outbreak.

The WHO (World Health Organization) has also declared a state of international emergency highlighting that “It is not because of what is happening in China, but because of what is happening in other countries.”

It has already been 20 days this crisis has been going here. As an international student in China, I am currently at my dorm and here are 5 things that I have witnessed while I am staying here at Shanghai.


1. Utmost Care and Great Vigilance  The Chinese government authorities as well as the University administration has been handling this issue with utmost care and priority.  There are checking being done (with thermal scanners) while entering and exiting the places of ma…

7 Steps You Can Take to Battle Insomnia as an International Student

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“You look a bit different today, what’s wrong?” I asked Karnes, a dear classmate of mine, who seemed a bit more tired and restless.

“Nothing big, but I has been 2 days I have not been able to sleep well, Sushant.” He replied. “My eyes itch and my head hurts, and I feel like sleeping, but just can’t.”

It was the 4th time I was hearing something like this from another international student in my university.

Insomnia, which people commonly refer to as “not being able to sleep” is condition which we all are familiar with. The degree and complexity may vary, but it is highly likely that you too must have encountered this condition at some phase of your life.

As International students, we have to deal with a host of issues ranging from cultural transitions to getting comfortable with new friends, and sometimes things just don’t work.

And the result is chronic stress, which leads to conditions like insomnia.

I felt this was a great topic to share this winter, just before the beginning of th…

6 Chinese New Year Traditions You Would Love to Admire

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Dear Readers,

The Spring Festival or the “Chun Jie” is just right at the corner.The Fifteen Days festivity which also celebrated as the New Year in China, is one of the most auspicious occasions for the Chinese nationals both inside and outside China. As a foreigner, most of us know about the festival only in terms of fireworks, the red packets, delicious food, social gatherings and some myths. Yes, these all are important parts of the festival, but the Chinese New Year is a lot more than that.Here are 6 interesting traditions about the Chinese New Year you would love to admire as a foreigner.
1. Making Dumplings or “Jiaozi” Together 
A host of traditions have undergone significant changes in contemporary China, but this tradition of making dumplings or “Jiaozi” together as a single family still persists.  Even families in modern cities and the Chinese expat community love to sit together with their families preparing the delicious “Jiaozi”. Nurtured with love, this delicacy not only e…