Students overseas like to share housing
Beijing and Shanghai are among the top sources of Chinese students studying overseas, and the students prefer two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments over other accommodations, according to a report released onMonday.
In the United States, such apartments are the top choice of Chinese students between 18 and 26 years of age, as they tend to share with their fellow students, according to the 2016 Overseas Student Accommodation Report.
The report was released by student.com, a global platform for students seeking housing overseas. It covers student housing prices in the UK, theUS and Australia, and was based on the average listed price for properties on the student.com website.
The UK-based company processed housing bookings worth $110 million last year Ten most expensive cities for international students: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. by students from more than 100 countries. Half of the bookings came from Chinese students overseas, according to Luke Nolan, founder and CEO of the company.
Beijing, Shanghai and Nanjing, Jiangsu province, are the top three sources of Chinese students overseas.
“There’s no surprise when Top 10 origin cities of Chinese studying overseas: 1. 2. 3. 4.
5. 6. 7.
8. 9. 10. you see these top cities,” Nolan said. “But students arecoming from all over the country. It’s great to see not only how significant the numbers are but also the diverse destinations the students are going to. Almost every city in China has students going to ahugerange of destinations, including the UK, US, Australia, Canada, France andGermany.”
In 2015, more than 520,000 Chinese students went overseas to study, an increase of 14 percent from 2014. More than 300,000 of the students headed to the US. The UK issued 71,000 visas to Chinese students last year and is the second-most popular destination overseas.
According to the report, safety is one of the most important considerations for Chinese students overseas when seeking housing. Location and price are also among their top concerns.
Other factors, such as how much sunlight their room receives, which floor their apartment is on and potential roommates are also particularly important.
It also found thatNewYork City, with average weekly rental of $526, is the costliest destination for international students from all over the world. London ranked sixth on the list, while Sydney, Australia, was 10th.
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Beijing Customs ran across key clues by chance. Legal Daily quoted Li Kunpeng, a Beijing Customs official, as saying they noticed three boxes sent from Japan to Langfang, Hebei province, on July 22. However, the delivery fee was much greater than warranted for the items said to be inside, which was unusual.
An X-ray examination revealed that the items inside were carved ivory products. Later, another 12 boxes of ivory products were sent from the same address in Japan to the same address in Langfang.
Shijiazhuang Customs sent out a team after it was informed by Beijing Customs. The two suspects were arrested when they tried to pick up the parcels on July 27.
A customs officer shows one of the ivory products seized in Beijing in July.