GTIIT provides a comfortable living environment with perfect facilities. Each suite has 2 bedrooms, each is shared by 2 students, kitchen, toilet and bathroom. There is 24-hour cold and hot water and campus internet. There are also air-conditioners, fan, washing machine, dryer and microware in each suite.
There is a common room on each floor for the learning and activity. All common rooms are equipped with televisions. Chinese and English magazines and books are also provided.
There are public toilets, gymnasiums, vender machines, and post, haircut, laundry and banking services on the ground floor of the dormitories.
GTIIT operates its own canteen with spacious, air-conditioned environment. Services are available all throughout the year.
The campus café is available at ground floor of dorm A. It offers a range of western dishes and Pizzas.
Living in Shantou
Shantou is a beautiful harbor city in Guangdong Province, China. It is located in the southeast of East Asia and on the west shores of the Pacific Ocean. The humid subtropical climate makes the city a pleasant city to live. As Shantou is close to the Pearl River Delta Metropolitan Region and Taiwan Province, in history, it was among the earliest ports open to the West. Shantou is also home to many overseas Chinese.
Climate and Tourist Attractions
Long coastal lines and a pleasant subtropical marine climate provide the city with many charming tourist attractions. These include beautiful hills (e.g. Shangpu Hill surrounding Shantou University and Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology), natural beaches, and exquisite islands (e.g. Nan Ao Island), together with the marine scenery that surrounds the harbor. Some citizens take advantage of the rich seaside resources to operate resort areas which provide facilities and services for tourists. In addition, the Tropic of Cancer traverses the south of the city, making it a place to enjoy the instant alternation of spring and summer in China. The city enjoys a pleasant subtropical marine climate, with mild winters and hot, humid summers.
The local culture, Chao-Shan culture (named after Shantou and Chaozhou), is one of the most unique cultures in China, with delicacy as one of its key features. As one of the primary hometowns of overseas Chinese who live in over 40 countries of the world, Chao-Shan culture is also influenced by the exotic culture brought by the overseas Chaoshan people and therefore creates a particular local flavor. Teochew, the Chaoshan dialect, preserves many Old Chinese pronunciations and vocabulary that have been lost in some of the other modern dialects in China. As such, many linguists consider Teochew one of the most conservative ancient Chinese dialects. The Chao music is well known for its dulcet melody, varying rhythms and peculiar instruments while the Chao opera is renowned for its beautiful aria and various playing roles. The Chao cuisine, one branch of the famous Cantonese cuisines, is the most delicate food with the highest reputation in China. Most of the dishes are cooked with seafood and various seasonings with a fresh taste, light but delicious. Enjoying a cup of Kungfu tea (in tiny cups) is also popular and has become one of the most welcomed forms of nightlife among the locals.
Transportation to and from Shantou is quite efficient as it is easily accessible by sea, land, or air. Shantou Harbor serves cargo ships to over 210 harbors around the world. It also has passenger ships that sail to many of China's port cities, such as Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Hainan Island. It is very convenient to get to other important cities by high-speed train, including Hong Kong, Wuhan, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Xiamen. Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport (IATA: SWA), which is a 30-minute ride from the STU/GTIIT campus, has domestic connections with most of the major cities in China and also serves international flights to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Don Mueang, Phnom Penh, Suvarnabhumi, Sihanouk, Phuket, etc. In addition, highways to and from Shantou are also well developed and provide easy access to various destinations. It takes only about three hours to reach Shenzhen and Xiamen by coach.
Buses No. 6, 17, 21, 27 and No.39 travel from STU/GTIIT to downtown Shantou. The fare on the public bus is usually CNY2.00/person/ride.