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FAQs


The following FAQ’s were compiled by our office in Beijing.

开学前:Prior to departure to China or at the beginning of the academic semester.

Q. 离开美国之前我应该带什么重要的文件?
(What documents must I bring with me when I enter China?)

A. 除了护照以外,JW202表和民族大学录取通知书
(Besides your passport and valid visa, we strongly suggest you to bring your JW202 form and the admission letter to China).

Q. 我什么时候可以开始免费住在宿舍里?
(When is the official date of the dorm opening for students so that I do not have to pay rent?)

A.每个学期的时间都不一样。最好查ACC handbook,或者问ACC办公室。一般来说,开学前一周的周三开始,你可以免费住在你的宿舍或者校外公寓。
(It all depends on the semester as the dates can be a bit different.  We recommend that you check with the ACC handbook or confirm with the ACC office at acchina@hamilton.edu.  Generally speaking, the dorm opens the Wednesday prior to the first day of class.

Q. 开学前住宿的费用是多少
(How much will I pay for the room if I move in before the dorm’s official open date?)

A.ACC开学之前的宿舍费用,学生必须自己负担。房间是RMB160/天,所以能够找到一个同屋来分担这笔费用是最好的。(前台不能保证帮你找同屋)

(If you move into the dorm before the official opening date, you must pay for your room.  The charge is ¥160/day.  If you can find a roommate, you will save some money – 80/day.  You can ask the front desk for information or help, but they are not responsible for finding you a roommate.)

Q. 能不能在旅行期间把行李存放在ACC?
(Can I leave my luggage at ACC while I am traveling in China?)

A.可以,提前和前台的服务员说明你要存包,他们会帮助你免费的存好,包的数量越少越好。
Yes, it is free but the luggage room is generally packed.

Q. 能不能在旅行期间把贵重的东西(笔记本电脑)放在ACC?
(Can I leave my valuables, such as laptop, at ACC?)

A.可以,只要在离开ACC之前,周一到周五的9:00am-4:00pm,办公室的老师都会帮助学生存放。
Yes, right before your departure (during ACC’s office hours: 9:00am-4:00pm, you can leave them with the ACC staff.)

Q. 如果到达中国和宿舍的时间比较晚,还可以办理入住手续吗?
(If I arrive at the dorm after working hours, can I still check in?)

A. 宿舍的前台是24小时服务的,不用担心时间晚不能住,但入住的手续得第二天白天办理。
(Yes, the dorm’s front desk is open 24 hours a day, so you can move in at any time.  But if you come late at night after the front desk staff are off duty, all check-in procedures will be completed the following day. )

Q. 我申请到的签证是“L”的,我该怎么办?
(My visa is L, what should I do?)

A. 准备好JW202表和录取通知书,还有一张白色背景的护照照片,以及¥1056,尽快找办公室的老师申请办理一个新的签证。
You will need to change it to a student visa in order to legally stay in China.  You will need the following items for a new visa: your JW202 form, admission letter, one passport photo, and 1,056RMB.   The ACC office staff can help you apply for a student visa.

学期中 (During the Semester)

Q. 我的电脑坏了,应该怎么办?
(If my computer needs repair, what can I do?)

A. 我们有一个电脑工程师帮我们修理所有电脑,但是只是老师的电脑,因为是付费的,如果你的电脑坏了,我们可以请他帮你看一看是什么问题,但是品牌电脑修理的时候都有自己的要求,他不会随便帮你修,如果他不能帮你解决你的问题,你可以找办公室的老师寻求帮助,我们会帮你找找你的品牌电脑的维修地点和价钱什么的。
(ACC has an IT tech person for all computer maintenance.  If something is wrong with your computer, we can ask him to take a look and give some suggestions, but he is not paid to take care of students’ computers.  You will most likely have to go to a specialized computer shop to repair a brand-named computer.  The ACC office can try to find the necessary information for you.)

Q. 我房间里的马桶(灯,桌子,etc.)坏了,怎么办?
(If any equipment or furniture in my room breaks, what can I do?)

A. 房间里的任何设备坏了,都要及时告诉前台,前台可以找人帮你尽快修理。如果前台没有很快地帮你解决问题,就告诉ACC办公室的老师,他们会帮助你。
(You need to call the front desk as soon as possible, and they will send someone over to repair the damage.  If you tell the front desk but your problem is not solved in a time manner, please inform the ACC office and they will help you.)

Q. 我有朋友(家人)要来中国旅行,附近有没有可以住的地方?
(If my family or friends want to come and visit me, are there hotels nearby?)

A.附近有几个酒店,但是根据时间季节的不同,酒店的住宿价格也不同,你需要的时候请到办公室,老师会帮你打电话确认价格。
(There are several hotels in the area, and their prices vary according to their standards and also the time of year (from $40-$200).  The ACC office staff can assist you in reserving hotel rooms.)

Q. 我的签证时间不够了,怎么办?
(If my visa will expire before my return date, what should I do?)

A.准备好你的护照、照片和钱,尽快找办公室的老师,老师会帮你安排申请一个新的签证
(Have your Passport, picture and money ready, and come to the ACC office as soon as possible so that the office staff can help you apply for a new visa.)

学期末  (Toward the end of the semester, and most of this information is for returning students):

Q. 我要出国旅行,我的签证是一次入境,怎么办?
(After the semester ends, I plan to travel abroad and then return to China, however, my visa is a single-entry – what should I do?)

A.如果你下个学期还是ACC的学生,只要出国前三周来办公室,把护照,一张白底护照照片和¥1056(美国国籍)交给办公室的老师,老师会帮你申请办理一个新的回中国的签证。如果你下个学期不是ACC的学生,就不能在北京办签证,建议你到你要去的国家的中国大使馆办理一个新的“L”签证
(If you plan on returning to ACC to study for another semester, you will need to bring your passport, one passport photo, and¥1,056.00 to ACC office 3 weeks prior to your departure.  The ACC office staff can help you apply for a new student visa.  If you are no longer an ACC student after the semester ends, you will not be able to apply for a Chinese visa in Beijing.  You will need to apply for a new L visa from the country you are going to.)

Q.我要旅行,我最晚什么时候回来?
(I’m going to travel in China – when is the last possible date for me to return to ACC?)

A.我们建议你早一点回来。最晚回来的时间是开学前一周的周五,因为周六有class meeting,你得买你的新书,跟你的老师和同学见面,不能再晚于这个时间
(We recommend you come back early.  The latest time you can return to ACC is Friday before the first day of class, because on Saturday we will conduct a class meeting where you will get class information, your textbooks, and meet your teachers and classmates.)

Q. 毕业以后,我不想离开北京,要找便宜的公寓,能帮助我吗?
(After graduating from ACC, I want to stay in Beijing.  Can ACC help me find a cheap apartment?)

A.老师可以帮你找一些信息,但是不能保证能够租到房子,因为住的时间太短常常很难租到合适的好房子
(We can help you get information, but we cannot guarantee finding an apartment for you.  For a short stay, it will be difficult to find a good bargain.)

Q. 我有一些衣服和用的东西不能带回美国,怎么办?
(I have some clothes and other stuff I don’t want to bring back to the US – what should I do with them?)

A.你可以交给住在宿舍的老师(509房间),老师认识一些NGO组织的人,可以把这些东西给最需要的人,或者给新学生。
(You can leave everything at the RAs’ room (Rm.509).  We will give them to anNGO organization that will send them to people in need.)

Q. 我想把我的行李寄回美国,费用是多少?
(I want to mail my things back to the US – how much will it cost?)

A.如果你的东西不着急用,你可以选择海运方式,邮局说三个月可以收到,根据我们的经验一般来说大概一个多月左右就可以了。你得用邮局的特制的箱子,自己的不行。起价一公斤20元,再增加大概是8块钱/公斤,还有箱子的钱大概十几块钱,所以总的来说价格不便宜,同学们可以考虑尽量减少行李的重量。
(If you don’t need these things soon, you can choose to mail them surface, which, according to the post office, usually takes about 3 months. However, it actually often takes only one month or so. You need to use the post office’s boxes (over ¥10/box). Postage starts at ¥ 20/kg, and then increases ¥8 for every kg.  Mailing is not cheap. If possible, reducing items in your luggage is the cheapest way to go.)

See also: FAQs about living in China and Student Comments

Contact Information


Associated Colleges in China

Christian A. Johnson Hall
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4326 315-859-4222 acchina@hamilton.edu
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