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Homepage: http://blog.nextstepchina.org

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Beijing is a vibrant mix of being a historic and modern city. Having been a capital for more than 800 years, Beijing not only houses the finest and richest historic treasures but is also the cultural hub of China and a rising capital in the...

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You want to be a fashion designer. By nature, you’re a bit unconventional in your approach to your career. Creative expression drives every move you make, and you’re not sure how to get an edge in the fashion industry, how to be noticed by the names that really matter. Have you ever considered going abroad to do an internship in fashion design while living in China?

The fashion industry is...

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We all have a different reason for choosing to learn another language, like Chinese. Some of us want the challenge of learning something new. Others are dead set on advancing their careers. Others are interested in volunteering and the social good aspect. What is your reason for wanting to learn Chinese?

If you’re at all like Angie, you might be interested in furthering your career in the financial industry. That...

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The worst thing that could happen to you abroad is to get into a strange, gigantic train terminal with both your hands holding two heavy suitcases and a messenger bag across your shoulder. This could prove to be a terrific punishment when you’re running up and down elevators trying to catch your train, unsure on which platform it runs.

To avoid such a situation, here are some smart tips for...

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There was a time when China was considered to be a rather traditional, conservative nation which strongly upheld conformity. While tradition, culture and family are still valued, the younger generation in China has today become more fascinated, interested and even attracted to the western culture.

Western trends, if not as prevalent or as wide-spread across China, are as popular as they are in Europe and the United States. In fact,...

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If you’re a university student with concrete, dead-set plans to study in China, you would naturally have many questions begging to be answered. Some of the answers are not that shocking and others will simply amuse you.

You cannot avoid the issues because that’s just the way certain things are done in China. And, you know how the saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do. “

It’s easy...

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Patrick Young chose our one-on-one tutoring program to learn Mandarin and for good reason. For his needs, the tutoring program was ideal for him because he was able to hone his Mandarin with a tutor who could focus solely on his weak points and broaden his areas of study beyond grammar into other aspects of the Chinese language.

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If we were to do a documentary video on A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…a 20-year-old American male university student chasing a college degree in China, here’s what we’d see through that camera lens:

Having landed in Beijing about three days ago, his jet lag has slowly ebbed. He begins to feel the 14-hour-flight wasn’t really as bad as some would imagine. So far, things have been great but he’s...

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You’ve graduated as an automotive engineer, or you’re still in school to become one. You also have a keen interest in China. Is it worth your while to pursue an automotive engineering internship in China?

The short answer is, Yes. By combining two of your passions into one internship, you will be leagues ahead of your colleagues. Getting the chance to work abroad with some of the most respected automotive...

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You want to learn Mandarin Chinese, but you don’t have the time or funds to go abroad to study Chinese in China. Are you stuck with muddling through a Rosetta Stone program? Will you be searching many online sites that “teach Chinese,” so you can piece together your own study program? Do you not have the time to go look up a Chinese tutor at your local university? Want...

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