The stay at UNNC was a really nice and interesting experience. The campus is very well equipped, especially the sport center (for free) and all the facilities are close together. If you do not want to leave the campus you do not have to as you can get there everything. Also a food variety is given, 4 canteens and a few more restaurants are on campus and at night time there is a really good street food market right in front of the campus. However, I can strongly advice to go out of the campus, explore the city (which can be done almost in 1 day even so it is a 10 mil. people city) and especially the area around as hot springs, lakes, yellow mountains, water cities and of course Shanghai. Moreover, you can go by fast trains or flights to any other city in china and keep exploring. While you can travel a lot at the beginning and after the exams you need to make sure that you have some time to prepare for the exams (around 3-4 days) and the courseworks.