Urgent Things You Need to Do Immediately After You Arrive in China
In general, the new term begins in September, and now many international students have already arrived in the university and begin to register. But we find that although some students arrived in China safely, they could not go to university to register directly or got some other problems. To help other students avoid such things happen again, here listed several urgent things you need to do when you are in China, please keep in mind.
As you may know, tuition fee, accommodation fee, living expenses and so on, all the fees you will spend in China must pay in RMB. So before you plan to come to China, you had better exchange your local currency into RMB and bring some cash with you. Maybe you do not know it is difficult to exchange currency in China, you can exchange currency on the condition of opening an account in the bank which has a limited quota. If you need a large amount, you shall make an appointment in advance. So once you forget, we highly suggest you finish it in the bank counter or self-service exchange machine before you leave the airport.
Maybe you want to get to university earlier and finish the register procedures successfully, so you book your flight ticket very early. But one thing you may ignore is that if you arrive in China at weekends, on holiday or even in the midnight which is not working hours, then you can not register in the university as well as move into accommodation. What you need to do is booking a hotel until you can go to university. Please be noted not all hotels accept international students, you should book a four-star or more hotel.
Another one important thing you must do is to tell your parents you have arrived in China Safely. As in China, you can not contact your parents by using your local mobile phone card, you can buy a new China mobile phone card, contact them and keep in touch with them.
WeChat is a popular app in China. We not only use it to communicate with others, but also to pay fees when needed. Due to you will live in China for a long time, you shall download WeChat app to contact your teachers, your classmates or your roommates. Once you get used to it, you will find it is extremely useful and convenient.
When you receive your admission package, check it carefully as a notice about rules and regulations of a university may in it. Or please check your email, the university may email handbook to you and it will tell you what you can do or you must not do in the university. If you do not gain any information before you come to China, please do not worry, you shall get it when you register in the university. No matter when and how you get the information, please read carefully, understand and abide by rules and regulations.
When you are in trouble or you do not know what you are allowed to do and not allowed to do, you are highly suggested to communicate with your teacher before you make a decision. That is everything happens in the university, you need to contact the teacher in charge to help. Due to there are differences between China and your national country, lots of things are forbidden to do in China, such as bring opposite sex to the dormitory, rent house outside the university, drink in the university, be absent from the university without leave, etc. In conclusion, if you choose to study in China, please abide by the laws of the Chinese Government and the university rules and regulations.