Introduction: With its internationalized vision of education, Beihang University has embraced a new way to communicate with the world. Gathering on the same campus, students from all around the world are able to share with the whole school the fascination of intercultural communication. Besides various international activities, the expanding education programs geared towards international students also provide a great opportunity for these students to realize their dreams. Let's take a close look at their life at Beihang, have a taste of foreign cultures and learn about their unique perception of Beihang and China.

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Meet for the first time,
and say hi to the new world.

Having left their familiar surroundings and stepped onto a strange land, international students kick off their journey here with expectations and delight.

Details of daily life
turn into wonderful memories.

  • 1.Meeting on the welcome party, they share their happiness and make friends with each other. As the conversation goes deep, they start to feel a sense of belonging.

  • 4.Coming from different countries, they are living on the same land now. From strangers to friends, they harvest not only friendship but also a better understanding of other cultures.

  • 2.Here they get familiar with convenient apartments, set up little warm nests and have fun with hobbies, growing satisfied as time goes by.

  • 5.The winter in Beijing can be long and chilly, with temperature below zero and sudden snowfalls. Seeing such beautiful scenery for the first time, they are amazed and excited.

  • 3.It is the first time for them to appreciate the charm of Chinese characters and ancient poems' rhyme. Although these symbols of Chinese culture sometimes confuse them, they never get bored.

  • 6.With a better understanding of Chinese culture, they are now more accustomed to the pace of life here, able to face every day positively and confidently.

Pursuing dreams overseas,
they hope for a better tomorrow.

Auhypa is one year older than Aili. Since there were not so many Kazakh students on campus, she made friends with foreign students, especially Korean ones, which made her Korean even better than Chinese. High school students in Kazakhstan lead a much easier life, and they only need to spend half of each weekday in attending courses. So in her initial days in Beihang, she was stressed out. But gradually, she got used to such a rapid tempo of life. As for the future, she thought she would go somewhere else to continue her dreams.

Aili, a Korean girl majoring in economics at Beihang University, lived in China for 6 years. Because of her father's work in China, she went to Xi'an when she was still in junior high school, and then got admitted to Beihang University through the college entrance examination for international students. At Beihang, she had no problem at all with classes given in Chinese. She said she wanted to go to another place after graduation and pursue her new dreams.

Artemii, who came from St. Petersburg, Russia, studied at Beihang as an exchange student for one semester. He tried his best to learn Chinese, though always confused about the nuances of pronunciation and the complicated structures of characters. However, whenever he had problems, he always turned to his Chinese classmates for help and practiced hard. As a result, he received great grades in the mid-term examination of Chinese language. In the future, he hoped to work in China after graduation because of his love for China.

General Editor: Ruoxu Huang; Photography: Ruoxu Huang, Xueyue Chen, Xiaoxi Xu; Video: Zhichao Luan, Konghua Li; English Editor: Konghua Li; Design:Junyi Zhang
Support: Beihang University “Innovator International” Student Grant
Special Acknowledgement: International Division, International School