Ⅲ. Life Guide
9. Medical Services
10. Safety Guidelines
Ⅳ. Scenic spots in Shandong
Ⅴ. Introduction to Shandong University
Ⅵ. Introduction to College of International Education
Ⅶ. Introduction to Center for Research and Experience of Traditional Chinese Culture
① Students shall abide by Chinese laws and regulations, and respect local customs.
② Students shall follow the arrangement of Schedule and Class Timetable for activities and study, attending all activities and classes on time. If one is unable to participate in special circumstances, he/she must ask the project manager or teacher for leave.
③ Students shall complete the assigned courses and assignments, and pass the examinations before he/she can obtain the training certificate issued by Confucius Institute Headquarter/Hanban and College of International Education, SDU.
④ Students shall dress appropriately for classes and formal activities.
⑤ Students shall live in the designated hotel and dormitory, and comply with the management regulations of the hotel and dormitory. Please do not live alone.
⑥ Students shall wear a badge when going out for group activities. Please do not leave the team.
⑦ Students had better hang out in groups. If one needs to go out alone, please inform his/her classmates or the supervisor in advance. If one wants to leave for another city, he/she must ask the project manager for leave with a written application. Students shall not leave without the approval.
⑧ Students shall abide by the regulations concerning the management of historical and cultural zones when studying outdoors. Please do not go anywhere dangerous.
⑨ Students studying in China shall obey the management of both the project manager of Shandong University and the supervisor of the training class.
1. Take care of your passport, money and valuables, and take your passport with you when you go out.
2. Pay after knowing the price and quality, and ask for the invoice when having meals, shopping and taking taxi.
3. Pay attention to food sanitation and security when going for local snacks.
4. The alcohol content of Chinese liquor is generally as high as 35%--65%. Please sip and drink slowly and moderately when you try the liquor.
5. The voltage in China is 220v. There are duplex and triplex receptacle outlets available.
Ⅲ. Life Guide
Jinan, located in the temperate zone of East Asia, has a continental monsoon climate featuring four distinct seasons.
Spring (March-May): The weather is dry and windy. The temperature will rise gradually, however it varies greatly from month to month. The lowest temperature in March can reach below zero, and the highest temperature in May can be above 30℃.
Summer (June-August): It is hot in summer time, and the average temperature is about 31℃. The temperature in July and August can reach 40℃.
Autumn (September-November): The climate is comfortable and the temperature is suitable. The temperature will gradually go down, however it varies greatly from month to month. The temperature in September can reach 40℃, and it in November can drop to -2℃ or so.
Winter (December-February): The weather is rather cold with the lowest temperature about -15℃ and the highest 10℃.
① The Xueren Hotel, located in the central campus of Shandong University, enjoys a quiet and elegant environment and a strong cultural atmosphere. The hotel is well equipped with all kinds of facilities, including accommodation, catering, TV, telephone, toilet and network. Hot water is available 24 hours a day. The cafeteria (Ximo Xuan) is located on the first floor of the building.
Open hours of the cafeteria: 07:00-10:00pm, 11:30-14:00, 17:30-21:00pm from Monday to Sunday.
Telephone number of the reception: 0531-82885511
② Relevant information about staying in other hotels or dormitories is explained separately.
用餐时间：早餐：6:30-8:00 ；中餐：11:30-12:30 ；晚餐:17:00-18:30
③ 学校周边餐馆: 北门和西门外有较多餐馆，口味多，品种丰富，价格差别大，人均消费20-100元不等。
① Student dining hall: 350 meters west of the College of International Education, providing various catering services, with a seating capacity of 4800, and about 5-30 yuan per person per meal.
Ground floor and first floor: Student dining room, cheap;
Second floor: Student cafeteria and Muslim restaurant;
Third floor: Staff dining room and banquet hall, where you can order your own food;
Fourth floor: Student cafeteria, slightly more expensive.
Meal time: Breakfast: 6:30-8:00; Lunch: 11:30-12:30; Dinner: 17:00-18:30
② Xueren Hotel: offers buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Price of lunch and dinner: 78 yuan per person.
Meal time: Breakfast: 7:00-10:00; Lunch: 11:30-14:00; Dinner: 17:00-21:00
③ Restaurants near the campus: There are many restaurants outside north gate and west gate, which have many tastes, abundant varieties and great price differences. The per capita consumption varies from 20 to 100 yuan.
When arriving at Shandong university, you can contact your family or friends in the following ways:
① Apply for a Chinese mobile phone card. There are business halls of China Mobile and China Unicom in the school. If necessary, you can apply for a SIM card after arriving in Jinan with your passport, and open the Internet service.
② If you do not apply for a SIM card, you can access the Internet in your room. Please ask the reception for the password.
There are some shopping sites located on or close to campus:
① Campus Life Supermarket: located on the ground floor of the student dining hall, and you can buy foods and daily necessities from there.
② Comprehensive supermarket: RT-Mart (Hongjialou branch ), where you can buy daily supplies, foods, Shandong specialties, etc.
③ Comprehensive large shopping malls: INCITY Shopping Mall, Ginza Mall, Parc66 Plaza, Guihe Shopping Center, where you can buy clothing, cosmetics, home appliances, daily provisions, etc.
Xueren Hotel offers paid laundry service with a price list in the rooms. You can choose various payment methods.
There is a laundromat inside the international students’ apartment (north side of the College of International Education). The price of laundry is relatively cheap, generally 4 yuan per barrel, but only WeChat payment is supported.
(1) Bus route
K1 (2 yuan) : buses run every 15 minutes.
Departure Station: “Shanda Lu Shanda Nanlu” bus stop (turn left at the west gate of the campus, and then cross the street)
Take 4 stops to get off at “Qinglongqiao Nan” bus stop (Shimao Shopping Mall, KUANHOULI), which takes about 40 minutes in total.
Take 5 stops to get off at “Quancheng Guangchang Bei” bus stop (Parc66 Plaza), which takes about 45 minutes in total.
K55 (2 yuan): buses run every 15 minutes.
Departure Station: “Shanda Nanlu Shanda Lu” bus stop (turn right at the south gate of the campus)
Take 6 stops to get off at “Shunjing Jie” bus stop (Shimao Shopping Mall, KUANHOULI plaza, Parc66 Plaza) , which takes about 40 minutes in total.
The taxi price in Jinan: base fare is 9 yuan for 3km, additional 1.5 yuan is charged for each kilometer beyond 3 km. Under the circumstance of low-speed moving, additional 0.4 yuan per minute is charged within 5 minutes, and additional 0.5 yuan per minute is charged beyond 5 minutes.
Pay attention to take a taxi with legal operating identification, and pay according to the amount shown by the meter and keep the invoices. The license plate number of Jinan legal taxi begins with “鲁A·T”.
① There are Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank and Construction Bank 200 meters to the west of the south gate of the campus, which all provide currencies exchange service. Currency exchange requires the presentation of a passport or residence permit, and some currency exchanges require an appointment.
② Banks near schools provide debit card services for foreigners. If necessary, students can take the passport to banks near the campus to apply for a Chinese bank card. The Chinese mobile phone number is required for the application, which will be used to associate the related software with the bank card for mobile payment.
9. Medical Care
There is a school hospital and several general hospitals near the campus, which can provide good medical services.
① School University Hospital: 30 meters to the left of the north gate, on the opposite side of the road. Tel: 0531-88369663
② Jinan Central Hospital: No.105 Jiefang Road, Jinan, Tel: 0531-85695114, 81312000
10. Safety Guidelines
Jinan maintains good public order, and it is even safer to study and live in Shandong University. However, students still need to take good care of their passports, documents, money and belongings in daily life. Valuables should be put away properly, water and electricity switches should be turned off, and doors and windows should be properly secured when students go out.
In case of emergencies, call the police in time and report to the project manager and the supervisor so as to get help as soon as possible.
Alarm Telephone Number of Jinan:
Fire alarm: 119
Medical first aid: 120
School Alarm Telephone: 0531-88364110
Ⅳ. A Brief Introduction to Shandong’s Scenic Spots
Qufu, hometown of Confucius
Qufu, located in the southwest of Shandong province, is the hometown of Confucius, a great thinker, educator and founder of Confucianism in ancient China.
The existing Confucius Temple in Qufu (where successive dynasties offered sacrifices to Confucius), Confucius Mansion (where the direct line of Confucius’ descendants lives), Confucius Cemetery (where Confucius and his descendants were buried) are collectively called “Three Kong”. As a group of long-standing and unique cultural landscapes, they were listed in the World Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO in 1994.
Mount Tai, located in the central part of Shandong Province, is a famous historical and cultural mountain. In 1987, it was listed as the World Natural and Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
The supremacy of Mount Tai is mainly due to the worship ceremony held by emperors throughout past dynasties. Since there has been recorded in the official history, worship ceremonies held by the emperors of Qin, Han, Tang and Song dynasties have established the exclusive status of Mount Tai among many famous mountains.
Jinan, capital of Shandong Province, is a well-known historical and cultural city in China.
Jinan has long been honored as the “Spring City”, which has more than 700 natural springs varying in size. Among them, the most famous springs are Spouting Spring, Pearl Spring, Black Tiger Spring and Five Dragon Pool. The confluence of various springs forms the beautiful Daming Lake which constitutes the unique spring landscape of Jinan. Spouting Spring, Daming Lake and Qianfo Mountain are three major scenic spots in Jinan.
Qingdao, located at the shore of the Huanghai Sea and in the southeast of Shandong Province, is a famous port city and coastal scenic city in China. Laoshan Mountain in Qingdao is one of the birthplaces of Taoism in China.
Qingdao is one of the open coastal cities in China, the largest industrial city in Shandong Province, and also the well-known as “Capital of Famous Chinese Brands”.
Weifang, located in the middle and eastern part of Shandong Province, is a city with strong folk culture tradition and a long history.
Weifang is a representative city of Chinese traditional woodcut New Year paintings, and it is also the place where the headquarters of the International Kite Federation locates. The International Kite Art Festival is held in Weifang every year, which enjoys high reputation at home and abroad.
V. Introduction to Shandong University
Shandong University, under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, is a key comprehensive university with a long history, a variety of disciplines, strong academic strength, and distinctive characteristics, which has great influence both at home and abroad. Shandong University is one of the initiative universities of modern Chinese higher education. Its medical school, established in 1864, signified the beginning of modern Chinese higher education. Its main body, Shandong Imperial College (Shandong Da Xue Tang) established in 1901, was the second national university in China, only after the Imperial University of Peking. Moreover, it was the first university to be established and run in accordance with a chartered constitution.
Shandong University comprises 8 campuses in three different cities (Jinan, Qingdao and Weihai), covering an area of over 533 hectares (including 200 hectares of the Qingdao campus). Shandong University is equipped with a full range of academic disciplines, including literature, history, philosophy, economics, management, law, science, engineering, medicine, education, agriculture, and fine arts, and a complete talents cultivation system with the full-time student population totaling up to over 60,000. Shandong University aims to build a high level research-based university with“SDU feature, top-ranking in China, international level”.
Ⅵ. Introduction to the College of International Education
The College of International Education of Shandong University is a comprehensive educational institution with the main tasks of training talents in international Chinese language education, education of foreign students and implementation of short-term projects in China. It consists of the Department of International Chinese Language Education, the Department of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, the Preparatory Department of Foreign Students sent by the Ministry of Education, etc. It is an affiliated college for the Center for Research and Experience of Traditional Chinese Culture of Hanban and Shandong University, and a key unit for the construction of overseas Confucius Institutes of SDU.
The College undertakes the training of international students in Shandong University, and various international projects, such as the Chinese Government Scholarship, the National Development Bank Scholarship, the Confucius Institute Scholarship, the Confucius China Studies Program and the China-Oman Friendship Exchange Scholarship. The scale of students is increasing year by year, and the quality of students’ education comes out in front.
The College has 42 full-time teachers, majoring in literature, Chinese linguistics and philology, foreign languages, pedagogy, history, economics and other disciplines, among which 35 have doctoral degrees or are studying for doctoral degrees, and more than 70% of the teachers have overseas experience. Relying on the construction of Center for Research and Experience of Traditional Chinese Culture, the College has formed a cross-border, interdisciplinary and open academic research platform, and brought together outstanding scholars in the field of humanities and social sciences from home and abroad for cooperation, thus providing a strong guarantee of teaching staff for talents cultivation.
In recent years, the College enrolls nearly 2,000 students each academic year, undertakes more than 30 short-term projects in China with more than 600 students each year, which has facilitated more than 20 overseas primary and secondary schools to establish friendly inter-school relations with primary and secondary schools in Shandong Province.
Ⅶ. Introduction to the Center for Research and Experience of Traditional Chinese Culture
The Center for Research and Experience of Traditional Chinese Culture of Shandong University (hereinafter referred to as the Base) is located on the 24th and 25th floors of Zhixin Building, Central Campus of Shandong University, covering a construction area of 2,600 square meters. In 2011, the unveiling ceremony of the Base was held. The Base, jointly built by Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban and Shandong university, is the only comprehensive teaching and scientific research institution in Chinese universities that integrates cultural experience and teaching, talents cultivation and training, theoretical exploration and research.
The Chinese Culture Experience Hall is an important part of the Base, whose main function is to carry out experience-based cultural teaching and education. There are 16 experiential teaching areas and more than 100 experiential teaching spots in the Chinese Culture Experience Hall, whose teaching content includes Confucius and traditional Chinese thoughts, calligraphy and painting, architectural art, folk culture, etc., covering different aspects of Chinese people’s daily life, behavior and thinking mode. The overall design of the Experience Hall pays attention to the display, explanation and experience of Chinese culture in the modern context, as well as the exploration and interpretation of the representation and change, connotation and significance of excellent traditional culture in today’s life, which is conducive to the experiencers to complete the activities of learning, experience and perception in specific situations and under the guidance of teachers.