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In China, first year of college a hotbed of problems, from food to friends

More than 70 percent of college freshmen encounter problems adapting to a new environment, according to a recent research report.

 

A MyCOS Research Institute survey of 90,000 students nationwide who started their university studies in 2015 and 2016 found that they often had problems related to studying, daily life, spending and relationships.

 

Fifty-one percent mentioned studying as a problem, while 90 percent said they had trouble forging friendships with the members of the opposite sex.

 

Ma Yan, an expert from MyCOS, said those born in the 1990s and 2000s prefer self-expression rather than mutual understanding and tolerance, which leads to a problem in finding friends of the opposite sex.

 

Zhang Mingbo, who has studied French at Hebei University since 2015, said there are 20 students in his class, and only four of them are men. But even though he is surrounded by women, he is still single.

 

“I don’t have much hope of finding a girlfriend before Singles Day on Nov 11. Maybe next year I will be lucky,” he said.

 

The research also found gender differences in interpersonal relationships. Female students find it difficult to get along with their female roommates, while male students also struggle to get along with females.

 

Hao Lanzhi, who enroled at Communication University of China last year, once lived in a four-person dorm but moved out after the first semester. She said the tension at dorm was unbearable.

 

“Girls are way too sensitive. You never know what harmless joke you tell that will evoke a cold war. It’s too much pressure and too exhausting,” she said.

 

The research also found that canteen food, living conditions and homesickness ranked high on freshmen’s lists of day-to-day problems.

 

Female students are more likely to feel homesick, while male students are more likely to escape into games on their computers and mobile phones.

 

Hu Deng, director of the Renmin University of China’s mental health education and counseling centre, said it’s normal that students go through difficulties adapting because of the different environment, learning methods, relationships and other factors.

 

“Students should develop new life habits as early as possible and try to join more school clubs to better adapt,” he said.

 

Urban-rural differences were also revealed in the research. Students from rural areas were more likely to have problems adapting than students from urban areas.

 

  • sherlyn

    Well we are better. In the PH, going to college is all about joining fraternities and getting initiated. Just like in the UST.

    • DrGo

      Your college isn’t even worth final high school in China, from what I’ve seen I’d say first year of science of your best -lol- universities is barely equivalent of the level of grade 9 in China.

      • josiFUCKER

        YOUR chinese EDUCATION IS big farce AND joke IN THE WORLD. LOOK AT YOUR idol CHINES PEOPLE! kailangan pa ang interpreter. ang pinoy kahit kinder lang alam ang english. hahaha

        IKAW AY PURE BRED BROWN SKIN filiPIG NO TRAITOR WANNABE CHINESE or 50/50 (hindi maganda sa state pag tinawag kang 50/50) NYAHAHAHA your english is straight-outta pinoy english classroom nyahaha

      • DrGo

        If chinese education was a farce what can you say about US? China beats US constantly in tests like PISA. US’s not even ranked in the twenty first.

        Level of Math/science at US university is a joke, two first years not even worth the final year of Chinese high school :)

        English? Pignoys like you are so proud of their english, but don’t you know anglo-saxons
        look down at your english skills.

        By the way China will outstrip the USA in EVERYTHING by 2025, it’s time to start learning Mandarin :)

      • josiFUCKER

        anong IF? hindi nga kayo maintindihan mag english. US education rules the world. and yankees rules the world even in CHINA. look at what chinese wants? IPHONE hahahaha

        anonn level of math/science ang pinagsasabi mo eh 50 yrs behind ang china sa technology. PURO NAKAW sa states at europe ang SO CALLED renamed invention ninyo.

        BALIK KA NA SA PINAS pure bred BROWN SKIN filiPIG no TRAITOR. BUMIBIGAY ANG ENGLISH FROM THE PHILIPPINES HAHAHA

      • DrGo

        “Chinese children crush Americans in math thanks to a mindset Americans only display in one place: sports”

        :http://www.businessinsiderDOTfr/us/why-chinese-children-are-better-at-math-than-americans-2017-9/

        “The math and science taught in Europe in high school is years ahead of Canadian and American classes. Why?”

        https://wwwDOTquoraDOTcom/The-math-and-science-taught-in-Europe-in-high-school-is-years-ahead-of-Canadian-and-American-classes-Why

        Russian professor emeritus working at US Ivy League school: “US science departments are places where Russian professors teach CHINESE students” lol!

        In short US education = Education for LOSERS (with a few exceptions good only for foreign postgrads, the ones who keep research alive in the USA).

        Technology? Keep on dreaming. China will outstrip the USA in EVERYTHING by 2025 or latest by 2030. China: 4.7 millions STEM students a year, USA barely 500k, mostly of mediocre level.

      • josiFUCKER

        INIIBA mo ang usapan PURE BRED SLIN SLAVE WANNABE filiPIG no TRAITOR.

      • DrGo

        Repeat this Felipepes, one million times and maybe your dream will come true :
        ‘I AM A PROUD PIGNOY AND I HOPE TO GO TO AMERICA …. ONE DAY … OINK OINK OINK’

      • josiFUCKER

        REPEAT THIS GAZILLION TIMES pure brown skin slave FILIpig no traitor FRESH FROM YOUR MAMA’S BROWN SKIN STINKY PUS SY ===

        I’M VERY HONORED TO BE BROWN SKIN SLAVE FILIpig NO TRAITOR FRESH FROM MY MAMA’S STINKY BROWNED SKIN filiPIG no PUS SY. NYAHAHAHA

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