Study University Programs Basic Package
By: Derek Capo
Next Step China's Basic Package service is for those who are seeking more than just registration assistance. The basic package provides tuition payment processing, orientations of the university, hotel stay for 2 nights and much more!
Please see below some of the additional features that we will include when you elect this option:
The fee includes the cost of the application fee of the university which may vary by the university as well as the program that you are being enrolled in.
Application Submission Service
Next Step China will review all of the documentation that you submitted via our application system to assure that you have the highest chance of being admitted into the program of your choice.
Our office will ship to you by FEDEX your admissions notice and the JW202 or document needed to obtain your student visa.
Online Tutoring Sessions (3 sessions)
Is this your first time visiting China? Maybe you are an intermediate level speaker but still need some brushing up to do. With the purchase of a basic package we will provide 3 hours of 1 on 1 Chinese language tutoring sessions to learn Chinese online.
Tuition and Books
This package will include all of the tuition and books for your program. If you are enrolling for a degree program that is more than 1 year this package will only cover the first year of the tuition and books.
Have a place to rest your head and night while you set up your long-term accommodations in China. We will place you in a hotel for two nights, that meets western standards, on the day of your arrival. If you are need of housing throughout your stay you may elect to add our optional features "Housing Search Assistance" which provides you many affordable housing options.
Registration and Tuition Payment and Processing
When you arrive in China we will make sure that your university registration and tuition was process successfully to ensure a smooth enrollment into the university. You don't have to worry about any issues that may arise during your enrollment.
Students participating in a university program can familiarize themselves with the school of their choosing. This includes making your way around campus, learning all the school policies, and even picking up the key for your dorm room if you are living on campus.
International Travel and Medical Insurance
This feature is not included in this package, however, can be purchased for as low as $99 USD a month.
Visa Application Assistance
To help you navigate the process of getting your visa, we will help acquire all the necessary documents.
Detailed Itinerary of your program
Before your arrival we will provide you with a detailed itinerary of your program so that there are no miscommunication issues on the date of your arrival and he few days thereafter.
NSC Pre-Travel Guide and Orientation
Before coming to China, participants of the Next Step China programs are curious to know what they need to bring before beginning their exciting program in China. Our fully comprehensive travel notes will cover questions such as safety, ways to get cheap airfare, things to expect, accommodation and money issues will be addressed in the travel notes provided prior to the departure of the participant.
NSC Insider’s Guide for China and the city of your program
Our program includes a useful Guidebook which will serve as an introduction and background for participants in our programs. It includes information on the history, culture, activities, and other forms of entertainment in Beijing and provides suggestions on places to go for sight-seeing and excursions. The book will also help participants get the most out of their stay in Beijing or Shanghai.
China Onsite Services:
Part of Next Step China's service is to make you feel welcome the moment you arrive in China. Our driver and a staff member will be waiting to greet you at the airport. The car will chauffeur you to your apartment no matter what time of day you arrive to Beijing.
Cell Phone with SIM card
Next Step China provides Chinese Mobile phone with some credits already in your SIM card so that you can make some local calls with your new friends in China. Our staff will give you the phone as soon as you arrive to Beijing programmed with all of our contact information and credits to use immediately.
Onsite Customer Service Support
Our team of trained and enthusiastic local and international staff wil help you with anything you need for a duration of 2 days. After this you should be well on your way!
Set Up China Bank Account
To make finances easier, Next Step China will help you set up your Chinese bank account. We can also convert your cash from home into Chinese RMB and show you how to use the ATMs.
Meet your new friends in the best way possible. In the first week of your arrival you will be invited out to dinner by us to meet other Next Step China participants.
Map, City Guide and Phrase Book
The Chinese Phrasebook is for those who are interested in having a crash course in communicating in Chinese. It cannot take the place of formal lessons but it will definitely help participants get by.
There are a lot of companies that offer the same. But in terms of feeling secure and being in a different country, having [NSC Staff] on call was always helpful. That was probably the most beneficial thing, was having [NSC staff] whenever I needed anything.
-Lukas Judodihardjo from England
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