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2012 New SCIC Wushu, Tai Chi Programs. Including 15 classes a week course, 21 classes a weeek courses, Arfternoon Elective Classes that allow you to learn new styles, forms and fighting techniques.

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FAQ¡¯s for Martial Arts China Courses

When should I apply for My program? How much do meals cost daily in Beijing?
What are the requirements for applying? Where can I do laundry?
How large is the groupin in each program? Can I open a bank account in China?
What type of visa do I need? How can I get access to the Internet?
Do I need vaccinations for the Program? Can I arrange accommodation for extra days?
What should I pack?  

How fit do I need to be?
Can I train okay if I don¡¯t know Chinese?
How do I get to Wudang Mt/Shaolin/Chen Village and other locations?
What about internet access at Wudang Mt/Shaolin/Chen Village and other locations?
What¡¯s the difference between regular courses and intensive courses?
How does that relate to Standard and Total programs?

When should I apply for my program?
You should make your application three months before the program starts. The deadline for each program can be found on Dates & Fees. The application forms can be downloaded on how to apply. To avoid disappointment early booking is advised. We except late applications if we still have places available and there will be a small additional fees for this service.
What are the requirements for applying?
You should be in good health and have a good attitude. We accept applicants for our Martial Arts courses from 18 to 60 years old. You should have completed high school/secondary school. For any questions or queries, please contact us at info@scic-beijing.com
How large is the group in each program?
Our programs usually contain a minimum of 3 people and a maximum number of 20. The size of the program is dependent on the dates and program chosen.
What type of visa I need?
All people to China require a passport and visa, Participants attending short term programs, up to 12 weeks, or semester programs are required to have an F (study) visa. Academic year students are required to have an X visa. Visas are issued by a PRC Embassy or Consulate in your home country. An Invitation Letter and Admission Notice are required to obtain a visa. These documents are provided by SCIC when enrollment has been completed and Total Program Fees paid.

Do I need vaccinations for the Program?

The following vaccinations and applicable frequencies are recommended for students coming to China: Hepatitis A (within previous 10 years); Hepatitis B (within previous 5 to 10 years),Japanese B Encephalitis (within previous 3 years); Tetanus (within previous 10 years); Polio (within previous 10 years); and Typhoid (once in lifetime). Students 55 and older should also have a Pneumococcal Vaccine.

Short trips of less than 90 days generally do not require vaccinations. Please consult your GP for further advice...
What should I pack?
Your best option is to pack light, because China is good place for shopping and you will bring many things back home. Today you can find almost any product and brand that you would find at home in Beijing. Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc, are all readily available. Clothing is also plentiful and very inexpensive. Shoes are available, but larger sizes are hard to find. For special occasions you may wish to dress up but smart casual will suffice. The type of clothes you bring will depend on the time of year you visit China. It is also best to pack sufficient medication,etc.
How much do meals cost daily in Beijing?
The canteens on campus offer single dish meals with rice for as little as 5 RMB (US$.60) per meal. Chinese restaurants on campus and in the local area offer meals for 10 - 20 RMB (US$2-4) per person. Western restaurants cost between 50 and 100 RMB (US$6 - 12) per person per meal.
Where can I do laundry?
Laundry services are available for all students in the hotels. There are also Laundromats located nearby, which provide laundering, ironing, and dry cleaning services. Laundry services are also available on campus for students living there.
Can I open a bank account in China?
Yes, you can open a bank account during your study period in China. Our staff will be happy to assist you in this after your arrival
Can I get access to the Internet in Beijing?
Internet cafes are available everywhere in Beijing. Fees are around 2 - 5 RMB per hour, often drinks and snacks are available within the cafe. If you have your own laptop, most students dorms and hotel rooms (3 star and above) have internet connectivity. There are also many cafes and bars which offer wireless connection.
Can I arrange accommodation for extra days?
Yes, but you must notify SCIC at least 1 month in advance of arrival and SCIC will make your accommodation reservation beginning on the day you designate. Please note that you will be responsible for payment of accommodation, meals and other fees for any additional days outside of your program. We will also help arrange any additional accommodation following your study if you require.

How fit do I need to be?

You should aim for a reasonable level of fitness before you arrive in China. Of course, different styles require different levels of fitness; training in Sanshou requires a higher level of fitness than the relatively gentle Tai Chi Softball exercises, for example. You should decide what your aims are and then choose your training accordingly. Whichever style and program you select, you will certainly be fitter by the time you leave China!

Can I train okay if I don¡¯t know Chinese?

Although it will be helpful to speak a little Chinese, many staff at Wudang Mountain, the Shaolin Temple and Chen Village speak some basic English, as do the students. It will be very good for your training to know some technical terms, which is why SCIC provide hand-outs and a class focusing on these terms at the start of the course (these are included free of charge in the Total Program).?

What about internet access at Wudang Mt/Shaolin/Chen Village and other locations?

Although the schools themselves will not have internet access, there are internet cafes in the nearby towns. Many hotels also offer access to the internet. Members of staff or other students at the school can help you find them. Internet access across China is very cheap and the connection is normally very good.

How do I get to Wudang Mt/Shaolin/Chen Village and other locations?

After arriving in Beijing you will most likely stay in the city for two to three days to adjust. Then we will provide private transportation from your hotel to the train station, where you will have a soft sleeper (first-class) ticket to your chosen training location. A representative of the school, or a member of SCIC staff, will meet you on arrival, take you to the school and help you get settled in.

What¡¯s the difference between regular courses and intensive courses?

Regular courses offer training in the morning. Intensive courses also include advanced classes three times a week in the afternoon, providing students with personal tutorials for reviewing what they¡¯ve covered earlier in the day. Teachers can also provide tips on training as well as covering any new styles or techniques not included in the host institute¡¯s syllabus.

How does that relate to Standard and Total programs?

Regular and intensive training is to do with the amount of physical training you do in your time with us. Standard and Total programs relate to extra amenities and activities that you receive once you arrive in China ¨C the Total program includes our cultural and arts workshops as well as our weekly social events, for example. Someone having regular Tai Chi training on a Total program would train in the mornings and enjoy sightseeing tours and cultural activities in the evenings and weekends, whereas someone training intensively in Wushu on a Standard program would train full-time most days with everything provided for dedicated training, but without the extra benefits that the Total program offers (i.e. Chinese language classes and trips to Chen Village and the Shaolin Temple).

If you have have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

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