Each apartment has a bedroom, office, living room, kitchen, and bathroom with wash machine for laundry. Some apartments also have a balcony where clothes can be hung out to dry. Bathrooms have a western toilet and shower (no bathtub). Each apartment has internet access and a land-line telephone. Larger families and couples who both teach may be eligible for a larger 2-bedroom apartment.
Furniture typically includes:
bed (with pillows and blankets)
desk with chair
television & stand
kitchen table and 6 chairs
some basic kitchen items (skillet, cutting board, knife, bowls, chopsticks)
dispenser for drinking water
electric stove & hood
hot water in bathrooms and kitchen
wash machine (no dryer)
heater/air conditioner units
ethernet ports (wireless routers can be purchased near campus)
ZJNU welcomes teachers with families. The university has a strong family feel both among Chinese and international faculty. There are currently several families in the international faculty with young children, and it is easy to find family community among the many Chinese faculty who have school-age children as well. There is a preschool and kindergarten just off campus for children of university faculty, and local primary and middle schools are also close to campus. Children of international faculty can enroll at these schools. Basic needs like diapers and children’s clothing can be found easily in Jinhua. The international faculty apartments have proved satisfactory for the needs of families with children. Babysitters and nannies can be arranged to help with childcare and household chores while parents are at work.