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Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, Aviation school in Asia

Would you believe that this is located in Southwest of China?



Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, Aviation school in Asia


UPDATE: APRIL 30, 2016 - A campus is hailed as "coming from fairytale" for its impressive European-style architecture. The campus of Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, which is located in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province, costs 1 billion yuan (US$154.5 million).


Red bricks, arch gates, pristine pavement and a fairytale-esque design, what more could you want from an educational environment? Oh, that's right, segways!


Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, Aviation school in Asia
school guards don't walk -- they use segways.




Sichuan Southwest Vocational College of Civil Aviation is a full-time higher vocational college approved by the People's Government of Sichuan Province, and directly managed by the Sichuan Department of Education.


The college is located in Jintang University Town of Chengdu city, covers an area of 500 mu, with a total investment of 1 billion yuan, and strives to create a Classic British school.


The college training center covers an area of 71.5 mu, total investment of 200 million yuan, has following six major functions: students practical training, regional aviation colleges focus on training, new recruits training, on-the-job employees training, social experience and tourist attractions. All kinds of training facilities worth a total of more than sixty (60) Millions yuan (or equivalent to US$9 Million).




Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, Aviation school in Asia
A statute is erected in the campus with a mini-Big Ben in the background.

Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, Aviation school in Asia

Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, Aviation school in Asia

There is yet more luxury inside the buildings. With high ceilings, chandeliers, French windows, elegant furnishings and grand pianos, the school aims to make students feel like they're studying in a 5-star palace, rather than a filthy dorm room.


Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, Aviation school in Asia
An aviation school is nothing without a real airplane in the campus.


Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, Aviation school in Asia
The interior of a building. And look at their school uniform! They took aviation study too seriously, they are even look like professional flight attendants.

Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, Aviation school in Asia



Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, Aviation school in Asia


On the college's website, it refers to itself as “The most beautiful university in China."


If it is not the most beautiful, it is certainly the best publicized. Every few months, the school releases pictures of its elite student body. To train to be a flight hostess or host at the college, you need to be good looking and at least 163cm tall if you're a woman and 174cm if you are a man. Meanwhile, males can neither look too "feminine," nor too "tough" and intimidating -- even when they are dispatching onboard security threats.






And in spite of very expensive tuitions fees, board and lodging expenses, more Chinese parents are working so hard to get an application for their children and trying all their best to make their kids be accepted to this prestigious University.


I'm telling you that Chinese parents take their children's educational and bright future MORE SERIOUSLY.


UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2016


Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, Aviation school in Asia
College students from the Sichuan Southwest Vocational College of Civil Aviation dressed in uniforms and standing in a row to welcome freshmen and their parents as the autumn semester starts for a new group of freshmen in China beginning college life, in Chengdu city, Sichuan province, Sep 2, 2016. This college, which trains air attendants, caught public attention for its five-star freshmen welcoming service.

Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, Aviation school in Asia
A college student from Sichuan Southwest Vocational College of Civil Aviation dressed in uniform as she plays a piano to welcome freshmen and their parents in Chengdu city, Sichuan province.




Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, Aviation school in Asia
College students from the Sichuan Southwest Vocational College of Civil Aviation dressed in uniforms as they guide freshmen to get on the campus tour guiding vehicle.


Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, Aviation school in Asia
A college student from Sichuan Southwest Vocational College of Civil Aviation dressed in uniform as she serves a mother of a new freshman with a piece of cake.

Student are being educated and trained like their are already working! No excuses for mistakes, and they aim for high quality service and perfection.


Their motto: Make your parents proud!




I guess you will be more encourage to enroll for aviation school at Sichuan.








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45 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Wow amazing China, even there university is a copy from a different place. Lol
    I guess you won't see inspirational quotes here like. Be innovative, be who you are or even nothing beats the original. I think this is more a tourist attraction than university.

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    1. Actually yes, its kind-of touristic... coz they offer courses in Aviation and Hospitality Management. I admire this concept coz they give value to the high quality education in all aspects.

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  2. This is at once awe inspiring and scary. It's awe inspiring that China would go to these lengths to imitate a British castle and style so perfectly. The attention to detail is astounding, it almost looks like being on Windsor Castle's grounds.
    However, I must say the dressed up women look like stewardesses from the 1950s or 60s back in the days where women needed to look hot and sexy and be very thin in order to even qualify to be a stewardess. Makeup had to be perfect and always on, etc etc. I hope those are not the values being taught in 2016!

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    1. Hello Brooke,

      I admire also their university campus, and how their school system teaches their student at its highest quality. Contrary to your thoughts, the school teaches them to be professional - dress well according to professional standards. They dressed-up like stewardees coz that's what they applied for - they want to become a licenses and professional stewardees after finishing school.

      I like there school uniform - looks like and you'll feel like starting to achieve your goal in aviation industry :)

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  3. Why am I not surprised this looks kind of touristic and a set up! Ahhh China will always amaze me!

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    1. Hello Thuymi,

      China aims to give their people (prioritizing people who can afford) things that are available outside China, so that their people would not leave the country, and just spend their money in China.

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  4. The building is very impressive. I don't know many schools where the security guards travel in segways! It certainly looks very polished so it's easy to understand why parents want their children to attend the school.

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    1. Hello!

      Chinese believes that in order to achieve international standard, it should be seen and reflected too from their schools and management. They are just providing what the demand is.

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  5. What a beautiful campus. Are those Segways only for the guards ? ;-) I don't know if I would be studying here or just having fun. It definitely would be hard to concentrate :D

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    1. Hello Ami,

      Yeah, only guards can use the Segways. They encourage students to walk just like normal students, coz walking is good for health.

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  6. Totally amazed at how beautiful the campus is. Love the Big Ben replica. Not entirely sure about having a plane on campus lol seems very much like a theme park rather than a university.

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    1. Hello!

      They have an actual plane, because this University offer Aviation courses. That plane is part of educating them in preparation on the actual field. I find them very lucky :)

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  7. This looks more like a Hollywood set for a movie than anything else Blair! I cannot believe the luxury this is... although I think I would feel slightly out of my element here. Interesting post!

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    1. Hello Suan,

      If I am a student here (especially a transferee) definitely I would spend my whole year taking selfies, and feeling distracted, hahaha. But on a contrary, this university produces one of the best pilots in China. They are good!

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  8. I've seen this trend in various spots around China--recreating European structures and styles. Sometimes the style seems to go with the instiution, and sometimes no.

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  9. while looking at the first pic, I thought that the college would be in United Kingdom! Hard to believe that China has such a beautiful aviation college!

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    1. Hello Ana,

      I think the institution wants to deliver world-class students and graduates, and it makes sense to provide them world-class facilities too for the students. Its like following the principle of "what you reap what you sow."

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  10. Wow! This is a very interesting perspective on educational systems in the world. I knew that there was a strict system in China, but never imagined a set-up like this! This blew my mind!

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    1. Parents will do everything to give their children good and high quality education... literally!

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  11. Very different sort! I liked so many things about the campus, first the uniform, so pleasant and flowery! :) And the course sounds very good, made me wish to study there.

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    1. Hello Indrani,

      Me too! Makes me wonder if they offer scholarships too :)

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  12. This is such a cool campus. I might even think of changing my academic stream to be able to get into such a campus. :)

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    1. Hello Subhadrika,

      I am thinking of going back to school, and try my chance here :)

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  13. Impressive place! Looking at the pictures, especially the firt ones, I would expect you to talk about England. What a surprie instead reading that it is in China! Very well replicated.

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    1. Hello Paola,

      Yeah they are into replicas, hahaha. But I think it makes sense. Like, why would you choose to go to England and study in English universities, where you can also study in China, having this kind of luxurious English-like facilities, and also administered by professors from top universities abroad.

      I think China is doing this strategy to keep their people's money not going out of the country, and make cash flows intact.

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  14. It looks a bit just like a show off imo. It's a university made for the public outside China to show their greatness. When going to the university it's not really about where you are going but what are you learning and how good that is. If all that money would have gone to students, the University would have been way better..!

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    1. Being show-off will exist especially with this situation (and rich people sometimes doesn't realized they already showing-off). The school just want to make the whole learning experience and years be memorable, fruitful, and interactive as much.

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  15. This place look gorgeous! From the outside, it reminds me of the feel of Cambridge with its history rich colleges and universities. Only this looks a lot more luxurious and fancy!

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    1. Hello Alina,

      Having a very expensive tuition fees, I think they should be keeping this university at its highest standard.

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  16. This campus looks amazing!
    I always believed that to be able to study well, be inspired and to actually want to study, a student has to be in a neat and beautiful surrounding. Very well done!

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    1. Exactly Veronica!

      Like, how can you give a very comfortable and good quality hospitality service, if you haven't experience it first-hand? Studying here is like simultaneously doing an internship! Which I like too :)

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  17. Wow! This is unbelievable! Do they actually get to concentrate on studies here... Its just too perfect..isn't that a distraction?

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  18. Wow! This is unbelievable! Do they actually get to concentrate on studies here... Its just too perfect..isn't that a distraction?

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    1. Hello Punita,

      There might be distraction, but Chinese schools and universities are known having "cut-throat competition" just by getting a slot admission here. In spite of these luxurious ambiance, students are hesitant to take it for granted coz they are under strict surveillance with the admin and also with the parents :)

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  19. The aviation school at Sichuan looks amazing with a lovely campus. The building is stunning and glad to know they give a 5 star treatment to their students. Is it open to public to visit and experience the campus facilities?

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    1. Yes, open for public but prioritizing the students who will taking an admission for this university.

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  20. That's a really impressive building! It's like going to school in a castle. And I've never seen Segways on a college campus before, much less a mini Big Ben!

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    1. Here in the Philippines, particularly in my city Bonifacio Global City, community guards are using segways, also guards in the malls. They look so cool! And seems they more loving their job :)

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  21. I was amazed as I was reading this post. Honestly, I have never seen or even heard of a school/university like this. Every aspect of this place is so different from the usual learning centers. I believe this university is a result of quirky imagination combined with noble intentions towards the education system

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    1. Hello Tamshuk,

      Like most say, nothing is impossible making your imagination into reality. And China is proven to make things impossible possible.

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  22. Wow! My college campus in Ohio was great and all but this looks like the time of a life! Would love to send my kids one day.

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    1. Hello Shane,

      Parents are even treated like hotel guests here! Hahaha I think they must coz parents are paying quite sum of money for tuition fees alone.

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  23. Wow, how amazing is this: I can't believe it's a real campus- especially with that Big Ben statue in the background! My uni definitely doesn't look like this :P

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    1. Hello Sophie,

      Totally agree! They might host different kind of school parties here or even a wedding shoot :)

      Delete

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