For anyone packing their bags and heading to study Chinese in China, money will be on your mind. Instead of panicking about the cost of living and if you can afford a Chinese language program in China, read this article.
We will explain to you why Keats School in Kunming is the best choice when it comes to learning Mandarin in China and we’ll give you some examples of the low cost of living in the city.
Every year hundreds of people from around the world decide to study Mandarin in China at Keats school. They choose Keats because it’s located in the beautiful city of Kunming and because it’s affordable.
While most Chinese language courses in China are separate from housing and food, Keats includes everything together in its tuition. This ends up saving students hundreds of dollars and a big headache when it comes to budgeting. So, what’s included in the Keats School tuition?
Keats School offers eight “study in China for international students” programs. Keats specializes in intensive one-on-one classes which are customizable for each new student.
We work with students to pick how long the course should be, the type of learning that works best for them and the number of hours spent in the classroom. Having 9 years research experience in teaching Chinese and maintaining a solid social networking, Keats School has developed different types of programs to meet individuals’ goals.
Within the intensive one-on-one class, you can choose to study Mandarin for either four or six hours a day.
To learn more about each study Mandarin in China program, click here.
When it comes to learning Mandarin in China, housing is included in Keats tuition for all classes except small group classes.
Single rooms are offered and double rooms can be arranged for couples or families. If one student requests to live in one double room,extra cost occurs. Each comes with a private bathroom!
One of the best benefits of housing at Keats is that students do not have to catch a bus and rush to the school from where they live. Students are able to sleep and study in the same building.
This is really hard to find when you are learning Chinese in China.
However, we should mention, if you register very late for your ideal study Mandarin course, you may only get a room in Keats Accommodation Part 2.
Part 2 is not in the same building where the school is located and is about 5 minutes from the school.
Included with the housing, students also have access to free internet and laundry.
If you were to decide to study Mandarin in Shanghai, you would have to rent an apartment during your study abroad experience. A one bedroom apartment in Shanghai is going for 7,068 ¥ currently, which equals to $1,378 a month in rental fees on top of Mandarin language lessons.
When it comes to the cost of living in China while studying Chinese, people often think about the price of food. According to Numbeo, Kunming has a cheaper cost of living compared to other Chinese cities like Shanghai or Beijing.
A meal at a fairly priced restaurant in Kunming will cost 18.00 ¥, which is the equivalent to $3.50 CAD. In Shanghai, the same meal would cost approximately 30.00 ¥.
Another benefit of Keats is that meals are actually included in the tuition too! When you pick your study Mandarin in China class option, you will also be treated to 3 meals a day during the week.
Keats cafeteria uses healthy vegetables that are directly bought from farmers. We never use frozen meat, instead, all meat we prepare is fresh. We make sure to use the best oil in China to cook as well.
These small differences make a huge difference for students. If you’re a vegetarian, don’t fret, we have options available for you too.
For breakfast, we provide fresh vegetables, fruits, bread, cakes, fried rice and Yunnan rice noodles. We also have breakfast staples like fried eggs, yogurt, cereal, milk and coffee.
Keats cafeteria uses freshly roasted coffee made from Arabica beans, the most flavourful and aromatic beans. We freshly grind and brew this coffee every weekday morning. We know how important it is for you to start your study day off with a coffee, so we’re providing you with the best of the best.
After studying Mandarin for a couple of hours, your stomach will probably start growling. We cook a hot lunch for all Keats students. At lunch, we provide 10 delicious Chinese dishes with dumplings and rice. At Keats, two of our most popular dishes are tomato with scrambled eggs and gongbao chicken.
After the day is over and you’ve filled your brain with Mandarin knowledge, you’re going to be hungry again. Every night at Keats we prepare 10 different Chinese dishes with fruits and rice available for all students.
On the weekends, we recommend our international students explore the city to find their meals. Kunming, China has many affordable food options.
Some of our favourite restaurants we encourage our students to visit on the weekend include Mamafu’s, Chim Thai, Dai Minority Restaurant, Flying Tiggers, etc.
Hobbies and Fitness
It’s important to maintain some hobbies while you’re away learning Mandarin in China.
For many people what they want is a gym membership to a fitness centre. In cities like Shanghai, a monthly fitness club membership will cost 358.00 ¥ or $69 CAD.
But, you might have guessed, if you’re studying at Keats School in Kunming, China you have access to a state-of-the-art fitness centre.
The Keats School Fitness Centre has many different pieces of equipment to use and it’s open all day, every day for your convenience.
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We know that money is an important factor for many people who are deciding to study Chinese in China. Because of this, we have included many of a student’s necessities right into the Keats School tuition.
We hope this shows you that not only will you be getting personalized Learn Chinese courses, but your tuition will go further than just the classroom.
Many of the other Chinese cities that have “Study Mandarin in China” schools do not have these benefits. Instead, you will have to pay for everything separately, which will end up being more for your wallet.
We can’t wait to welcome you into the Keats School family.