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WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY AND GO ABROAD MORE THAN ONCE

Many of us travel abroad to learn a new language, experience a new culture and create a thirst for adventure.

What happens if you want to go abroad for learning the Chinese langauge a second or third time? We say go for it – Get more out of your study abroad experience by immersing yourself in the culture more than once!

Your first study abroad experience in China was likely full of adjustment and new experiences. Your second experience in China will be jam packed of comfortable living, solo trips and practicing your Mandarin skills.

Here are 5 reasons why you should return and learn Mandarin Chinese in Kunming, China for a second time.

YOU’LL SEE OLD FRIENDS AND MAKE NEW ONES


It’s always hard leaving friends you’ve met during travels. You’re not sure when you’ll see them next, and keeping in touch can fade away after a few emails back and forth. Life gets busy, and international friendships can suffer.

You’re in luck though!

When you book your second trip of learning the Chinese language abroad, the excitement of seeing your old friends will come to you, and you’ll realize that even though you may have lost touch, you cannot wait to reunite.

These friends that you met abroad are like-minded people who have the same common interests as you. When learning Mandarin in Kunming, there are many things you can do together after the class to share the same interests and hobbies.

On top of seeing life-long friends and continuing your friendship with them, you will meet more people. Your experience with living and studying abroad will be beneficial to other travelers, who will quickly become your friends too.

YOU’LL EXPLORE MORE PLACES THAN THE FIRST TIME

Usually, during the first trip, you would have no clue where and what to explore when everything is strange and new. However, it could be easier for you to explore more when you return to learn Chinese in China for the second time, especially when the language school you choose owns different branch schools in different locations.

It makes your tour and study plan easier when choosing a school with different available locations for you to stay and experience. Keats School has set up a well-connected net of school locations across China. It has covered  Dali, Lijiang, Puzhehei, Yuanyang, Xishuangbanna, Tengchong, Jianshui, and Jingmai Tea Mountain so you can enjoy touring while learning Chinese in these different locations, which allow you to save expense for traveling.

YOU’LL IMPROVE YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS


Your main priority for jetting to another country is to study the local language, especially when you study and go abroad to learn the Chinese language 中文. You’re interested in keeping education a constant in your life, and being multilingual is important to you.

Sometimes it takes more than one trip to become fluent in the Chinese language, and having the chance to return to the same city to practice will broaden your skills immensely.

Did you know that 40% of students at Keats School are returning to the school for the second time?

Traveling the second time around allows you to focus on the parts of the Chinese language you’re looking to improve. You can pick the classes you’d like to study, how many hours you want to spend learning and what type of studying works the best for you.

Are you a visual, an auditory, a reading/writing, or a kinesthetic learner? Knowing this will help you get the most out of your education.

You can also speak with teachers at Keats School to customize your study plan. Share with them the areas of Mandarin that you’d like to improve on, and they will create a plan that works for you and your goals.

YOU’LL GAIN NEW PERSPECTIVES

Let’s be real: Wanderlust is impossible to beat, my friend. Simply impossible.

It’s important to develop an inclusive worldview. Having a multi-national perspective will help you face modern challenges and come up with creative solutions. Not only will you improve your language skills, but you’re also going to grow your mind, memory, and personality.

You gain a lot of wisdom about yourself and the world around you when living in another city and country.

Since you’ll be returning to the same city, you will feel like you’re living through the eyes of a local. You know their customs and way of life, which means you will start to live your life with a local’s perspective of the city.

Studying abroad allows you to learn a different perspective through academic studies and through life and living, for there are lots of things you can experience out of the classroom. For instance, there are tons of activities and things to enjoy when studying in Kunming. So many touring attractions and parks here are awaiting your exploration as well. Whether it’s exploring the streets of Kunming or climbing the closest mountain, studying abroad lets you look at yourself, the world, and your studies from a whole different perspective.

YOU’RE TOTALLY INDEPENDENT


Embrace freedom. Going abroad for a second time will allow you to see places you didn’t see the first time because of your lack of money, time, or confidence.

You’re an empty nester, and you’re itching to pack your suitcase and explore the world. You loved your first time studying abroad, which means you’ll love your second time even more.

While studying abroad for the second time, you’re going to learn even more about yourself. How you handle different situations, what you like and don’t like about living abroad, and why learning another language is important.

You’re making education a priority in life and we’ll give you an A+ for that.

While you’re traveling to the same city again to go to the same school for the second time, there are probably a lot of things you missed out on.

Your priorities may have changed since your first trip. Last time you may have stayed close to your school and not traveled much. This time, since you’re more comfortable in your surroundings, you can get outside more.

Write down the attractions you didn’t get to see in the first place, the places close by that you dreamt of visiting, and the events in the city you’re dying to see. Once you write these down, make them a priority when you’re in the city again. For example, when studying in Kunming, there are 6 parks that you must see. You may have missed visiting some of the parks during the first visit, but you would not miss again when returning here again!

Please don’t waste away afternoons in your bed when you could be out exploring the city. You really won’t regret skipping that nap when you’re exploring all that Kunming and its surrounding areas have to offer.

IT’S WORTH THE MONEY

Your disposable income is itching to be used for another abroad travel trip. Since you have some experience traveling, you know how much it will cost this time around and have (hopefully) been saving accordingly.

Review your last trip abroad and crunch those numbers. When you know how much you spent last time, take the time to create a new budget to make sure this second trip is a possibility.

[Read More: How to save now for your study abroad adventure later]

On your second trip, you’re going to be able to cut some corners. You will know the best local spots, and you will understand the language better. Bartering will be second nature to you, which means you can keep that coin in your pocket.

It’s also cheaper to have a home base while being abroad. Instead of traveling around and staying in a different city every two or three nights, why not save a lot of money and board at Keats School while studying Mandarin? Keats offers single and double bedrooms, food, internet, and all other essentials you need.

PICK YOUR PLACE


If you’ve been to Kunming, China, before, you will definitely come back. The city of eternal springtime is calling your name for a second round of studying.

When you’re picking what course to go with, why not choose a different one than before. Keats School has many different options including intensive one-on-one Chinese, Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China or even a Chinese Language Course + Tour in China.

 

FAQ

1. What is the benefit of study abroad?

Studying abroad can help the individual gain independence and responsibility.

Living and learning experience abroad can also broaden one’s horizon and form an international perspective in this era of globalization.

Go abroad to a foreign country provides a great chance to directly experience a different culture.

Study in a foreign country also provides the opportunity of touring the country.

2. Which city is worth of visiting for the second time?

Kunming city is the best place for both learning and visiting. It is also a great place to visit for more than one time.

Kunming city, as the capital city of the Yunnan province, has the mildest climate in China. It is also the ideal base for you to exploring the ancient land of Yunnan province, which is considered the most popular touring destination in China.

3. Which language program is better to enroll in? One-on-one Chinese classes or the small group class?

If you’re ambitious to improve your Chinese proficiency in the shortest time, then the one-on-one Chinese classes would be your best option. You would have an intensive learning schedule arranged according to your current Chinese language level and also your learning goals. This one-on-one class can also ensure a hundred percent attention from your teacher in the class. Your teacher will be able to answer all your questions about learning and focus on the learning content that you really interested in. That’s why you will progress rapidly by enrolling in this language program.

The small group language program is designed for students who enjoying small-scaled class that allow more interactions between teacher and students. If you want to practise more with other Mandarin learners, then this program would be the most suitable one for you. The small group class is also the most budget-friendly program for students who has a limited fund for study abroad.

4. What should I do to get ready for returning to the same place for study?

Since you have visited there for once, you should have well known about the weather and living conditions. Packing some necessary items that you would need to keep yourself comfortable even when you’re away from home. Besides, some primary medicines are also important to help your transition over there.

Get a list of things that you missed last time but you definitely will do for the second visit.

According to your previous living experience, make a better and wiser financial plan for this second visit.

Ready to reunite with your old friends here and also ready to meet new people.

Keep your mind open like you did on the first visit.

5. Can Keats school provide touring service if I return to Kunming for study?

Of course!

Keats School has developed a series of language programs to meet various learning demands of students.

If you want to combine the language learning and touring service together, then the Chinese language study + tour program would be an ideal option for you to choose when returning.

As the most popular touring province in China, there are lots of destinations for you to explore in Yunnan. Kunming, Shangri-La, Dali, Lijiang, Xishuangbanna, Tengchong, Jianshui, Yuanyang and Puzhehei, there are so many places for you to visit throughout the whole year.

Keats School will make a comprehensive plan for you to enjoy a hassle-free journey of both learning and touring.

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Josh

Josh | USA

Small Group Chinese Class

I really had a wonderful experience at the school. The teachers are very very friendly. In my class, we practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing. We play games and other fun activities. We have trips around town. The staff at Keats is phenomenal. My teacher is one of the best teachers I have ever had in my educational experience. She comes in with a smile every day.

嶋田京子

嶋田京子 | Japan

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

Kunming’s scenery is very beautiful. It is the best place to study Chinese in China. My favorite learning method at Keats School is one-on-one because it is suitable for everyone. My teacher is very good, very caring, and lovely. My life when learning Chinese in Kunming is very good and the weather is very good. The air is very good. It is good for the elderly’s body.

Claudia

Claudia | Australia

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I’ve been at Keats school and Kunming now for one month doing the one-on-one Chinese lessons with two different teachers. I really enjoy it. Both of my teachers are very friendly and patient. They really helped me to improve my Chinese, both of my reading and speaking. I really enjoy studying Chinese in Kunming as well. This city is really beautiful and the weather is nice, the air is clean. It’s one of the best cities in China to study Chinese.

Hilary

Hilary | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I’ve had a really great time here. I’ve studied a lot with my teacher who was fantastic. Keats School tried very hard to match its students with really good teachers that their personality works very well together. I really enjoy studying Chinese at Keats and I will definitely come back.

Jean

Jean | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I can’t tell you how much I liked it. The thing I liked about the teachers and the teaching method is that there is so much flexibility. The other thing I liked about the teaching is the combination of classic textbook learning and going outside. I loved it! I like getting to know other students. Everybody shared the same goal and that’s making their Chinese better. Kunming is a big city, but it is very safe to live here. Another thing I liked about Keats is the idea that people here help you. I can’t recommend it enough. I think it was a valuable experience. Looking forward to coming back!

Ramji

Ramji | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

The best part of the school is the patience the instructors had and the time to focus on the fundamentals like pronunciation. I think it is very easy to skip over those and go to vocabulary. But by learning the pronunciation, I feel like it helped me gain a better understanding of the language.

Mike

Mike | Australia

Small Group Chinese Class

I think Kunming is a great city, the weather is really good. I really like Keats school and found it is very organized. The teachers here are very good. They have a coffee shop and new classrooms, a new lounge area here now, so you can chill out with your friends and practice your spoken Chinese with natives. If you’re considering coming to Keats to study, I would really recommend it. It’s the best place to learn Mandarin and I think it will be a great experience for you.

 

Judith

Judith | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

Listening and speaking in the classroom every day has improved my communication skills. After three weeks, my new words and sentences became more and more natural and fluent. Now I am used to thinking in Chinese, and I understand better what other people say, to be able to have real conversations with other people.

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