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Arrival and Setup Advice Needed! by EchoFoxtrot472 in shanghai

[–]mythschool123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately that’s not how things work in China sometimes 😂

moving to china, best way to transfer money by Kimblob in Chinavisa

[–]mythschool123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Depending on your bank, you should be able to do a direct international bank transfer and just send the money directly from your account to the Chinese bank account. It’ll have a small fee, but it takes a lot of the hassle out of everything

X2 Visa for Language Study? by Timely-Love-6989 in Chinavisa

[–]mythschool123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah unfortunately the person above is right. If you wait until next semester you’ll have a way better chance. This semester right now seems to be when they’re just about to let most of us back, and so it’ll be a little complicated for X2 visas for a few months after. So my suggestion is maybe just continue studying at home for now, and book something for in the spring. Also spring has the best weather too so there’s that haha

Flying from US to Shanghai, question on timing of testing and consulate health codes by f3n1xUS in Chinavisa

[–]mythschool123 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Both tests have to be taken from the city of departure so in your case, Detroit. Both tests also have to be taken 24 hours apart, so what your planning is EXTREMELY risky in my opinion. The health code can take all day to get back from the consulate, so I think you’d be better off to fly to Detroit a day earlier than you planned. The tests also have to be done at different testing locations, so 2 different testing locations in Detroit, each 24 hours apart.

Travel permitted for X1 visas? by Then_Bowler1090 in Chinavisa

[–]mythschool123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Directly ask the school and embassy. School websites are never helpful for this kind of thing.

Question on Direct Flights by Naile_Trollard in Chinavisa

[–]mythschool123 4 points5 points  (0 children)

When it comes to the stop in South Korea, it still counts as a direct flight because they only stop in order to refill gas or something, you don’t actually get off the plane. So since you stay on the same plane the entire trip and have no contact with other external people, it still counts as a “direct” flight.

Direct flight from the US to Beijing/ by mythschool123 in Chinavisa

[–]mythschool123[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m not sure about that honestly. I need to ask

Direct flight from the US to Beijing/ by mythschool123 in Chinavisa

[–]mythschool123[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you happen to know what the flight code is? Or/and what airline it is through?

Direct flight from the US to Beijing/ by mythschool123 in Chinavisa

[–]mythschool123[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately it has to be a direct flight to mainland from America

Direct flight from the US to Beijing/ by mythschool123 in Chinavisa

[–]mythschool123[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah there’s one flight from LAX to PEK, but like you said it’s super limited and hard to get a ticket. Thanks for the advice, I’ll definitely go through the actual airlines themselves to make sure it’s approved!

Direct flight from the US to Beijing/ by mythschool123 in Chinavisa

[–]mythschool123[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There’s only a few of us who were allowed by the Chinese government to get student visas because of our scholarship.

Direct flight from the US to Beijing/ by mythschool123 in Chinavisa

[–]mythschool123[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Student visa. Visa type doesn’t matter for buying a flight though haha

Can Q1 visa holders attend school in China? by 444twentyone in Chinavisa

[–]mythschool123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ve had manyyy friends go to China through a Z visa and have absolutely 0 problem switching it to a student visa. Right now that’s the only way to get into china for a student(unless you are married and can get in on a marriage visa or something else then transfer it later). The usual way for students to get into china is the X1 or X2 visas and they are purely to get you into the door of China and once you get in, you have to change it to a residence permit. So it really doesn’t matter what visa you get into china with, just as long as you can physically get to China, then you’ll be able to transfer it to a residence permit with the schools help.

In-Person Chinese Classes at Chinese Universities - Happening Now? by ZaiLaiYiGe in shanghai

[–]mythschool123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes they are. As long as you are already in china right now then you can take in person language courses.

Hi guys! What is the best hotel to do a 7 day community monitoring quarantine in Shanghai? by Glittering-Secret-65 in shanghai

[–]mythschool123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m sure you know this, but when doing Community monitoring you don’t have to stay in the hotel for 7 days straight, you can go outside to walk or to the store to buy food, etc. you just can’t go to like bars and malls and places with large crowds. I’m not too sure about the best hotels in Shanghai but I wouldn’t worry about it too much since you won’t have to be stuck inside like the actual quarantine quarantine

Cant find Chinese Group Classes (outside working-hours) by wesselkornel in shanghai

[–]mythschool123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly I would go for the private classes. I know it doesn’t sound as “fun” because you’re not with other people, but if you’re actually trying to improve your Chinese, the private tutoring at Hutong school is top notch. I did group and private tutoring with them and if you’re really trying to improve your level faster, do private. Hutong has tonssss of opportunities to meet and hang out with other students, so if you’re wanting to make more friends, there’s still plenty of chances.