A Wide Range of Co-curricular Activities
Though academics are highly stressed at the Beijing school, the program's philosophy is based on balance between scholastic achievement and cultural immersion. As such, students are encouraged to take advantage of the rich culture, history, and diversity of the nation's capital city. The Beijing school organizes activities every week which are designed to showcase the gems of Beijing. Chinese roommates are invited to attend, and MIC covers the cost of these activities.
Reimbursement Program for Independent Activities and Travel
The School in China recognizes students' diverse interests, and equips them to enrich their experience via the Reimbursement Program. To encourage students and roommates to pursue their own activities outside of class, the School offers a small weekly activity stipend in the form of a "cultural activity reimbursement." Reimbursement can be used for costs incurred such as tickets for Chinese movies, entry tickets for museums, parks, etc. In addition, on one weekend per semester, students and roommates are allotted an extra sum of money to be used for group travel outside of Beijing.
Capital Normal University Student Clubs and Campus Life
Students are encouraged to participate in campus life and foster relationships with Chinese classmates. Below is a list of active clubs at Beijing's Capital Normal University which students are eligible to join:
Classroom of Society
Aims to prepare undergraduate students to enter society as adults.
|Taekwondo Club||跆拳道社||Health & Exercise||Gathers together to practice Taekwondo with guidance from a professional instructor.|
|XingYi Club||星翼社||Health & Exercise, Career Dev.||A fusing of formerly separate clubs, this group conducts breakdancing, yoga, and career development training.|
|Feiyan Dance Club||非言舞剧团||
|Teaches dance and puts on performances. Main focus is belly dancing, with other genres thrown in occasionally.|
|Silent Sea Manga Club||静海动漫社||Hobbies & Interests||A network of students which announces when new manga exhibitions are going on in the area.|
|Ping-pong Club||乒乓球社||Health & Exercise||Plays ping-pong together. Free instruction is available for beginners from other Chinese students.|
|Orienteering Club||定向越野俱乐部||Hobbies & Interests||Organizes and carries out exploration activities throughout Beijing and the surrounding area.|
|Breakers Flag Football Team||Breakers 腰旗橄榄球队||Health & Exercise||Organizes flag football and cheerleading activities.|
|Snowskiing Club||滑雪俱乐部||Health & Exercise||Teaches skiing, and engages in ski and snowboard activities and competitions in Beijing. Ticket includes admission, equipment, and lesson.|
|Yitang Chess and Checker Club||弈堂棋社||Hobbies & Interests||Plays and teaches Chinese and international versions of Chess, Checkers, and other related games.|
|Chun Yingxiang Movie Club||纯映像电影社||Hobbies & Interests||Discusses and views films, and might even make movies together.|
|Litian Jushe||唳天剧社||Performance Arts||Acting/theater group which rehearses together and puts on performances.|
|Niguang Photography Society||逆光摄影协会||Hobbies & Interests||Hosts opportunities for volunteering, e.g. storytelling to the blind, and conducts photography expeditions.|
|Xingtan Academic Club||杏坛学社||Academic||Publishes its own newspaper, hosts a movie salon and academic salon, and focuses on history.|
|Blues Guitar Club||蓝调吉他社||Performance Arts||Offers guitar lessons for a reduced lesson price. Beginners to advanced are all welcome.|
|Ballroom Dance Society||体育舞蹈协会||Performance Arts||Teaches social dances and ballroom dances. Welcomes members to attend formal competitions.|
|Board Game Club||桌游社||Hobbies & Interests||Gets together to play board games.|
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