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DarkestLight

Does anyone know anything about BRCIC (Belt & Road Collaborative Innovation College)?

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DarkestLight

I'll be going there this November for a 1 year foundation course. All I know is that it's a product of the "Belt & Road Initiative" by the Chinese Government. I need to know about experience, studies, accommodation and where did it take you.

Edit: I did my research. And gathered whatever I could from the internet; who controls it, authorization, founders, about the founders, costs of living, tuition, products that i can and cannot buy there, affiliations, reviews from people who did internships or short programs there; but I couldn't find anything about it from the perspective of someone in Qingdao. Someone living there would know more.

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I wasn't clearly enough.

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1.Based on the information I collected,  the center is controlled by a privately owned company.

2.I guess - It might have gotten policy support or fund from local gov, just my guess.

3.It provides study intermediary services.

4.It is newly founded in May, 2018, so can't tell you more.

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mungouk
1 hour ago, DarkestLight said:

All I know is that it's a product of the "Belt & Road Initiative"

 

And yet you've already committed to going to China so you can study there for a whole year?

 

 

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DarkestLight
1 hour ago, mungouk said:

 

And yet you've already committed to going to China so you can study there for a whole year?

I did my research. And gathered whatever I could from the internet; who controls it, authorization, founders, about the founders, costs of living, tuition, products that i can and cannot buy there, affiliations, reviews from people who did internships or short programs there; but I couldn't find anything about it from the perspective of someone in Qingdao. Someone living there would know more. That's why I created this thread. I've already enough information to tell whether I should study there or not. 

Sorry. I should've been more clear.

(I've edited the thread)

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Amirunner

So how is it? I was planning to go there for a 2 month summer summer program? I

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HirAngel

Honestly, I can't say much. You'll understand why if you go there. I have a friend studying Chinese there and he told me a few things. The school is new. It started last year in fall. You can get what you want from them depending on what you'll study there. The science teacher is one person who teaches Chen, bio and maths. The 4th subject they have is Chinese. There is no proper dormitory building because BRCIC is a cooperate building . it isn't what can fit into the definition of "campus". All the students living in the "dorms" are simply living in apartments rented or owned by brcic. But at the end of the day all the students (i think there's 25 or less) have different opinions. Like i said, it depends on what you study there. The chinese language students get what they want. The teachers are great though. Just some problems with the science teacher. She's a chinese high school teacher. Not really someone who's qualified to prepare students for university. Try to contact brcic. They may just tell you the truth. Who knows? Maybe my friend gave me wrong info. There's no way of knowing the truth.

I'm sorry if i confuse you but I'm only sharing what i know and my opinion.

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edelweis
8 hours ago, HirAngel said:

She's a chinese high school teacher. Not really someone who's qualified to prepare students for university.

I find this perplexing. Doesn't high school prepare students for university?

 

I'm interested in feedback from @DarkestLight too.

Several months into the program, are you happy with the classes?

What classes are you taking?

How many hours a week?

What textbooks are you using?

What kind of teachers do you have?

Do you already know whether you will get into the MBBS?

 

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DarkestLight
On 4/3/2019 at 3:13 AM, edelweis said:

I'm interested in feedback from @DarkestLight too.

Several months into the program, are you happy with the classes?

What classes are you taking?

How many hours a week?

What textbooks are you using?

What kind of teachers do you have?

Do you already know whether you will get into the MBBS?

To answer your questions:

I was not. At all.

Chemistry, biology and maths and Chinese

32 hours

No textbooks even though we all paid 600¥ all we got was one chinese book which cost less than 100¥

For the rest i will post proper details.

But for now I advise everyone to be careful. Do not study at this college. Your advisor will tell you that if you study there you will get accepted into your university easily or any other excuses. Dont trust what they say. If they try to get you to go there take it as a red flag and either use a different agency or apply directly because they will get a commission from sending you to this "school". And so they will use any means possible to get you to go there. You can try to go to another school through them but if they keep insisting on brcic just know that it's better to take a gap year than wasting your money there.

I will try to post a proper post here about my eexperience with details. But for now do not go to BRCIC "College".

Oh and the comment above is correct just not detailed enough.

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edelweis

@DarkestLight

Thanks a lot for the update and warning. I think it will be very helpful to people. And of course if you can add more details, it will be even better.

 

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