Hygienic Questions - Study Wushu in China
Living and training at a Chinese martial arts school like Song Jiang is not like going to a boarding school in Europe or the US. But if you really want to learn wushu, I guess you will not care. The school usually doesn't allow foreigners to live in rooms with the Chinese students. So you will have to live in the school's hotel and pay at least 1800 Yuan (about 180 Euro) per month (that's part of the school fee). The schools hotel is not luxurious at all and the living conditions are more like in an average motel. If you really want to save money, you can ask them to live in rooms with Chinese wushu students or outside the school, but they usually don't allow it. After all they will become trouble with your embassy if you get sick. Anyway, there is no way they will allow it if you can't speak fluent Chinese and besides you should be prepared to go on a toilet where 50 students take a dump in a huge toilet room without toilet doors and knee high walls in-between. I mean there is no privacy.