The LSE-PKU Summer School does not arrange travel or accommodation for participants, but is happy to provide information and support with bookings. This allows participants to arrange accommodation which fits their personal requirements and budget.
A number of rooms have been reserved for participants on the LSE-PKU Summer School at the PKU Global Village, which is located opposite the East Gate of Peking University. A number of different options are available, including single rooms, twin rooms, and various size apartments. Details about how to book accommodation at the PKU Global Village (including an English speaking contact) will be provided to individuals once participants have paid their tuition fees. Please note that availability is limited and rooms will be allocated in order of bookings received.
Accommodation at a number of other facilities convenient for the Peking University campus is available. In previous years, some participants have made accommodation arrangements through the Beijing Buddy student relocation specialists.
Accommodation of a basic but comfortable standard is likely to cost around £450 for fourteen nights. It is recommended that participants budget approximately £300 for meals and other additional expenses during the LSE-PKU Summer School.
The PKU website has a useful map of the area and accommodation options.
Registration for the LSE-PKU Summer School will take place at Peking University from 12pm to 2pm on the afternoon of Sunday 6 August. Participants generally arrive over the weekend prior to the beginning of the Summer School, and are advised to give themselves sufficient opportunity to acclimatise to Beijing (and the August weather) and the time-zone, GMT+8.
PKU student helpers will be available at Beijing Capital International Airport between 8am and 8pm on Saturday 5 August to welcome participants and assist them at the airport and in finding transport to their destination.
Courses end with an exam on the afternoon of Friday 18 August. A farewell gala dinner is scheduled for the Friday evening and most participants depart from Beijing over the weekend after the programme ends.
Many participants take the opportunity to arrange private travel or other activities in Beijing, China or elsewhere in Asia either before or after the LSE-PKU Summer School. Given the intensive nature of the programme programme, there is little opportunity for extensive travel during the LSE-PKU Summer School. Arranging some additional time to explore Beijing and China outside the dates of the programme is consistently a top recommendation from previous participants to those considering joining the programme!