The staff go out of their way to make you comfortable, answer your questions, and find activities/classes that fit your interests. The living situation is ideal - you have a single bedroom in the international student dorms on the Tsinghua campus with your own (western) bathroom as well. There's wifi and good campus cuisine is close by. You can choose to challenge yourself academically through Tsinghua classes in Chinese, through higher levels of Chinese instruction, or through completing independent studies with Tsinghua professors. You can also choose to take a more laid-back route, leaving time for exploration by sticking with the English-only courses taught by Tsinghua professors tailored specifically to you and your peers in the SU Abroad program. I highly recommend attending the pre-semester traveling seminar - it's incredible, both academically and in terms of adventure!