• China
    • Beijing
    • Shanghai
    • Kunming
    • Hainan
    • Xian
    • Dalian
    • Tianjin
Jul 23, 2020
Aug 16, 2016
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About Program

China Universities offers short and long term university language programs in cities all over China. We offer a standardized set of services to help you get settled in and make sure you have support and a community for your time in China.

From mega-cities like Shanghai and Beijing to scenic Kunming or tropical Hainan island, we'll help you arrange your program and can sort out all the basics for you - visa help, choice of housing, airport pickups and 24/7 support.

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Program Highlights

  • Affordable.
  • Great On the Ground Support.
  • Housing options to fit all budgets.
  • Making study in China accessible to all.
  • Low-Cost options Available.

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Program Reviews

4.89 Rating
based on 35 reviews
  • 5 rating 88.57%
  • 4 rating 11.43%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Academics 4.65
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.55
  • Housing 4.85
  • Safety 4.95
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Yes, I recommend this program

CSA is very helpful, specially if you are new to China

I decided to go with CSA because I did not exactly know what school to go to and did not have time to organize everything properly by myself. This is the fourth time I have been to study to China in my Summer holidays and I have to say that going there with CSA has been my best experience so far. CSA did everything very quickly and their trips on the weekends were very nice.

96 people found this review helpful.
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The Best Way to Experience China!

CSA is fantastic and I cannot recommend them enough!

The journey starts when you are greeted and picked up at the airport by a friendly and enthusiastic staff member. Everyone at CSA is absolutely thrilled to be in China, and it's hard for the feeling to not rub off! The staff will take you directly to your accommodations and make sure you are settled in properly. The best part about CSA is the people. They really take the time and energy to make sure you are comfortable and enjoying your stay.

Also, they are really good about hosting group events and connecting CSA students, so you will already have a group of friends as soon as you arrive. And if you decide to not participate in the group activities, that's fine too, but they are always there as a nice option!

From the airport pickup, to dealing with admissions and housing, to getting my phone working, booking train tickets, etc. etc. - CSA was there to help every step of the way. I actually can't image going to China without them. This is a highly professional and reliable group, yet still fun and easygoing. I would recommend CSA to anyone planning on making a trip to China!

86 people found this review helpful.
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An unexpected lifetime experience

Studying abroad in China was not just learning the language, but it was about immersing myself in the culture and with the people. CSA had helped me to achieve this by ensuring that I felt comfortable with my way around the city, with the homestay family, and introducing me to other students both local and international. I highly recommend the programs that they offer because it is worth every penny.

What would you improve about this program?
Perhaps the homestay family can be a bit more interactive
More options for classes
94 people found this review helpful.
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Martial Arts training

They were able to set me up with Martial Arts classes with some of the best Sanda (Chinese Kickboxing) fighters in the country. The hotel they booked was close to their office and conveniently located near public transport.

92 people found this review helpful.
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Tremendous agency - trustworthy, professional and highly recommended

Amazing agency staffed with genuinely honest and professional people - they made my 3 months in Beijing tremendously rewarding and successful.

After getting over my initial trepidation of working with a China based company I quickly realised how much the CSA team helped me with my experience in BLCU to studying Mandarin. The support was there from day 1, from airport pickup to the welcome pack with mobile phone, from helping me when i was stranded in a taxi to helping me book train tickets outside Beijing.

They took the hassle out of everything and enabled me to focus on my propose of enjoying China and learning the language. I met many friends there who did not go through agencies and I truly believe my experiences were far better because of what the CSA team has put in place to help students in Beijing.

A quick summary on how going with CSA was more beneficial than applying directly or going with another agency:

1. Trustworthy and honest. Really helpful when i was booking all this whilst sat in Japan.
2. Support from Day 1 - pick up at airport, welcome pack, mobile phone, help with my dorms
3. Single room - many students had to share in the dorms because agencies tend to get first pick. Over the 3 months i was so happy i had my own space
4. Much more than an agency - CSA helped me with many random queried both large and small. Great team.

In short, highly recommended. Happy to answer any queries if you have them. I am totally independent from CSA with my only interaction coming from booking this course from them.

81 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Semester at Peking University

My typical day included a 2 mile bike ride to school, several hours of classes (depending on the day), afternoons spent studying in cafes, and an hour of tutoring every evening. I particularly enjoyed the opportunities to travel with CSA, both inside the city and beyond. These cultural experiences allowed me to interact with authentic Chinese culture, practice my language skills and visit landmarks. Peking University had a very rigorous curriculum, which helped my language skills immensely. I found that having a tutor was absolutely necessary for consolidating and practicing concepts I learned in class.

What would you improve about this program?
The billing system is a little bit high maintenance, but the staff are very helpful and understanding.
87 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Standard Weekdays and Weekends

Each day I would walk about an hour to school or take the bus for about 25 minutes. I generally had about 4 hours of class time per day before heading back to my apartment for the night. With regard to meals, I tended to eat out a lot. Aside from eating breakfast at my apartment, it was easier for me to eat at the university or at restaurants around my apartment. There were plenty of delicious places to eat on and off campus. On weekends, I would attend the CSA activities around town or to further cities in China. We went to a lot of places that were famous (including the amazing campout at the Great Wall), but I also enjoyed going to the less touristy areas. I felt that I was getting to know China more intimately by going to these less well known places. Signing up for the activities package was the best decision that I made for this trip.

What would you improve about this program?
Living closer to the campus would be very helpful. I really enjoyed hanging out on campus during the day, but I would have liked to have more time to stay on campus in the evening.
81 people found this review helpful.
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Fantastic People

CSA helped me in so many ways I've lost count. It was my first time living abroad on my own, but they made everything from getting the visa to settling into Chinese life so easy. I advise anyone thinking of studying/working in China to contact them.

85 people found this review helpful.

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