Your First Days in Xi’an
Getting to XISU
Most students come to Xi’an by flying to Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (XIY). For those early arriving students, getting to XISU from the airport is not hard and can be done in many ways:
Taxi: The easiest way is to take a taxi directly to XISU. It costs about RMB 130-150.
Airport Shuttle bus: Another alternative is to utilize the airport shuttle bus(Line 1 or Line 3) that operate from the airport every half hour and will drop you off at the downtown, then you need to take a taxi to the campus. It cost about RMB 55 in total.
Line 1: Airport - North Train Station
Line 3: Airport - Xishaomen
For more information on Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (XIY) and traveling into XISU from the airport, please consult http://hsk.xisu.edu.cn/hsk/english/files/xssc.htm.
Summer program participants can choose one of the following accommodations during the online registration.
For students will be living on-campus, you will be housed in XISU’s Foreign Students’ Dormitory in double rooms. Each student will have a bed and desk with chair. The room is equipped with air conditioning, heating, telephone, cable television, and a bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet.
Students with on-campus housing can move into their rooms on the Arrival Day July 16, 2016(Saturday). Be sure to arrive between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm, when the housing office will be open to check you in and give you your room key. The On-Campus housing office phone number is +86-29-8530-9532
If you plan to arrive outside of normal business hours, please notify LFL as soon as you make your travel plans so we can inform the housing office.
Our host families are available on a first come, first serve basis as they are selected from local communities by checking their all family member’s background, living environment, transportation to/from XISU, etc. Our host family will provide lodging to student; food and meal are not mandatory.
Hotels and Temporary Housing
If you will be arriving in Xi’an early to find off-campus housing or have accompanying guests who need temporary housing, here is a recommendation for your temporary accommodation options:
Name: Xiangzimen Youth Hostel湘子门青年旅舍
Address: No.16 Xiangzimiao Street Xi'an Shaanxi
There will be an on-site orientation after the students arrive in XISU. This Orientation is designed to provide you with the information you need to start your LFL experience. While at Orientation, you will receive advising, tour the campus and places near the campus. You will also have the opportunity to get to know people and develop connections with students and your language teachers.
9:00am-10:00am Information sessions
10:00am-11:00am Oral interview
11:00am-12:00pm Tour in and around campus
12:00pm-14:00pm Lunch near campus
14:00pm-15:00pm Meeting with your language teachers