CET Harbin

Living with a Local Roommate

Insider's Access to China

You can learn everything you need to know about Chinese college life from your local roommate. The hottest Chinese social media. The latest slang. The best place to get breakfast. The karaoke bar with the best songs. Some roommates invite CET students back to their home for dinner or a weekend away, giving them a glimpse of Chinese family life, too.

It’s no wonder students often tell us that their roommate is “one of the best parts of the program.”

Who Are The Local Roommates?

Local roommates are Harbin Institute of Technology students selected by CET. We look for roommates who are enthusiastic about the program and excited to share their culture with a new foreign friend.

Roommates abide by the same Chinese language pledge as the students do. While they may have some English ability, they don’t put it to use in the program. They’ll probably teach you Chinese slang instead.