is beijing safe?
with a population of over 20 million, Beijing is probably one of the safer capital cities in the world with regard to violent crime, according to the US Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
by taxi or public transit (subway/bus) Beijing is very organized and easily to navigate. Taxi's are in abundance even in the late hours of the night.
// We will provide you with maps, addresses and phones numbers to show the taxi driver if one happens to get lost.
how one keeps in contact?
//Parents or anyone wanting to keep in contact with their son/daughter/friend/loved one in China.
//To talk, txt, voice/video chat, send photos...We ask participants and ones at home to download an app called "WeChat" on your mobile device before you leave.
//We will put everyone in a group chat provided with updates of whats happening in Beijing.
Cost and whats included?
To find out the cost of the program, please click on the Design H(ij)ACK tab above and scroll to the bottom of the page. Near the pricing, you will find a drop down menu of everything included.
We do not provide health insurance, however if you feel you may need it please proceed to the following website www.worldnomads.com
is there finical-aid?
We do not provide financial-aid for participants, however if you want to apply for it with your school we will accept that.
Caochangdi and 798 Art District in Beijing, China.
//Caochangdi is a thriving early twenty-first-century urban space of mostly illegal structures being built by entrepreneurial farmers, contemporary art dealers, and artists. 798 Art District comprises a complex of 50-year-old decommissioned military factory buildings built by the East Germans, boasting a unique architectural style that houses a thriving artistic community.
//Upon acceptance and payment received you will be provided with a "Welcome Package" (via email) including necessary information to prepare you for your trip/programme.
/////Welcome Package will include a list of the following:
//Beijing Faculty Contact and Address list
//What to Bring
//What apps one should download prior to arriving
//How and where one will be picked up at the airport
//Housing accommodations for the first seven days and six weeks
//Suggested housing options if decided not to include in program fee
//Assistance for getting temporary cell phone card or phone.
//////Attention: Safety of the students is our highest priority.
//Participants will not use any type of equipment that may result in Injury.
Lets leave it up to the professionals :)
//it usually takes 4-6 weeks (Standard Service)
// 2-3 weeks (Expedited Service)
//Complete Passport form online
//Attached Passport form below
//it usually takes 4 business days to process (US Passport holders)
//For further questions/information please go to the Embassy of China's website.
Additional information: CLICK HERE
//Attached Visa and Passport forms below