* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program?
Prior to coming to China I did not speak any Chinese at all, and naturally this makes life a little bit difficult, especially when trying to get directions or ordering food at restaurants. However, the program coordinator’s service was extremely good. They were extremely friendly and helpful, and made the transition to Beijing life much easier than it would otherwise have been. The program also provides me some Chinese classes, GAC has teir own Mandarin school in Beijing and shanghai. I learnt a lot about Chinese language. After a few months of learning Mandarin in small group class with GAC , and my Chinese indeed inproved a lot. I will recommend this program as it provides a very unique and rewarding experience, and is provided by a very professional and helpful organization.