Student Housing and Student Life
In order to be successful at a university overseas, Huamei believes that a person must learn to cultivate more than just their academic aspects, especially outside of school hours.
Our student life program teaches students to understand the importance of using their time effectively. We expect our students to stay organized, fulfill personal obligations, maintain personal hygiene, and keep an orderly personal living space. During their self-managed time, students are encouraged to participate in fitness and sport activities.
Students have a two-hour mandatory study session each day after school, receiving assistance and supervision from classroom teachers.
Our boarding students have the opportunity to develop deeper friendships among their classmates. They also learn to deal with conflicts and address personal differences. All of this is accomplished in a safe, highly-supervised, and supportive environment.
In order for students to become well-balanced, student life on campus is focused on developing four main areas:
Time Management and Self-Help:
This is one of the most difficult, yet one of the most necessary skills a student should have before going abroad to college. The student life program teaches students to understand the importance of using their time effectively. Students are expected to stay organized, engage in meaningful interests, fulfill personal obligations, maintain personal hygiene, and keep an orderly personal space.
Healthy choices and personal interests are highly valued at Huamei. American universities also expect applicants to have had extensive involvement in leadership within their community, and in areas of personal interest like art and music. During their self-managed time, students are encouraged to participate in fitness activities or sports to stay alert and fit. Opportunities to engage in community service and personal interests are also available during the week nights or on the weekends.
Study Skills, English Enrichment and Homework Assistance:
In order to help students complete assignments successfully, resident students have a two-hour mandatory study session afterschool to ask questions and complete their homework. The students receive supervision and assistance from their classroom teachers. Aside from working with those students who need help, the teachers also work with the students on their study habits and study skills so that productive habits are fostered. Students who complete their homework are also given English enrichment activities. In order to be prepared for an English-language university, students are expected to study beyond the required two-hour study time.
Friends are important in the lives of adolescents. Resident students have the chance to develop deeper friendships among their classmates. They learn to deal with conflicts and address personal differences. They learn what it means to be considerate and develop the social skills that are necessary for them to become independent and positive - attributes which will help them be successful students abroad.