PHBS Provides Support for New Students
Arriving into a new country to study for a graduate degree with unfamiliar foods and customs can be very intimidating and scary for new international students, so PHBS has a two-week orientation. These first two weeks are to allow students to get accustomed to China and the school. During the time, students will learn more about PHBS and Shenzhen Graduate School and get a chance to meet their fellow Chinese students. This year our international students went on a scavenger hunt around the city of Shenzhen as well as a two-day leadership training with other Chinese students. Participating in events designed for learning to work together with not only Chinese students but students from all over the world. International students receive additional time in transitioning to the campus, and the International Office works with student to create an enjoyable and educational beginning to the PHBS experience.
Building lasting friendships with people all over the world
Living in Shenzhen
Shenzhen is a beautiful, economically-vibrant city located in southern China, immediately bordering Hong Kong. The city is most noted for its unparalleled rate of economic advancement as the first Special Economic Zone of mainland China. However, the city’s social fabric has managed to maintain some historical roots and local flavor, allowing students to take advantage of the modern city landscape while enjoying genuine Chinese culture. The city is also one of the cleanest of China’s large cities, so students don’t have to worry about poor air quality or feel smothered by the constant traffic of other metropolitan areas.
HSBC Business School is located in northern Nanshan District, in an area which specializes in vacation resorts and fishing. The area, known as Xili, has a local flavor but also offers food and shopping options from around the country. Xili is about thirty minutes by bus from the city center, and the area around the campus is extremely green and safe for graduate students.
For more information on living in Shenzhen, please see the Peking University Shenzhen webpage. The Peking University Shenzhen webpage includes information on Campus Life and Student Resources.
Some of things you can find information on include:
Hospitals and Emergency Services
IT and Internet Services
Important Forms and Procedures