Everyday I woke up happy in Beijing. From the atmosphere to the people, Beijing was such a great scene. I honestly have not ever had such a enlightening and fun experience all in one. I spoke no Mandarin before going to China. Thanks to Capa International Education and The Capital Normal University, I learned Mandarin to the point where I could have conversations with the natives. I lived with foreigners from all over the world, including Russia, Italy, Grenada, Dubai, Antigua, and many more. Thanks to my friends from Russia, I now know the Russian alphabet and can read the Russian language. Beijing is the only place that I have ever been where I feel safe at all times of the day and night. The people are very nice and calm and they really welcome foreigners. The prices of EVERYTHING are just right! From luxurious restaurants to taxis to clothing. Most things that you may need are VERY AFFORDABLE. (Especially thanks to the exchange rate of many Western Countries to the Renminbi). If I ever must recommend any place to study abroad, I recommend Beijing China. YOU WON'T REGRET IT!