Live, Intern and Study Abroad in Qingdao

The city with the world’s longest sea bridge

Experience a coastal lifestyle in Qingdao. Qingdao is a major seaport city in Shandong Province, which forms part of the eastern China region. Qingdao translates to ‘Green or lush Island’, and is quite fitting as Qingdao is one of China’s most revered coastal cities characterized by green vegetation, expansive beaches and rolling mountain hills.

Qingdao’s long history dates back to the early Qing Dynasty when it was predominantly used as a naval defense base. Today it is a modern, industrialized city. Qingdao has a population of 8.7 million people and has seen rapid economic growth in recent years. It has a designated  Special Economic and Technology Development Zone. It has transformed into a contemporary city engaging in international trade and attracts a significant amount of foreign investment, mainly from South Korea and Japan. With its economy on the rise, it is also an excellent location for our Chinese internship programs.

Qingdao is also the city where China’s most famous beer brand – Tsingtao originates. Some of China’s renowned spring water brands and wine also originate in Qingdao. With its flower gardens, big events such as the annual beer festival, extensive beaches, ideal weather and other tourist attractions, Qingdao is one of China’s best cities to live in. Many of our Alumni have found Qingdao to be a great place to learn Chinese in China.

Go Abroad China Programs in Qingdao

Go Abroad China (GAC) offers a variety of programs in Qingdao, allowing you to come and experience a coastal lifestyle while you complete an internship, learn Chinese, Volunteer and more.

Go Abroad China’s different programs run from a couple of weeks through to a full year. We can arrange anything for you in Hangzhou, whether you plan to come and study or take an internship (or both).

Internship in Qingdao

If you are looking for professional career options, come and take part in our exciting internship program in Qingdao, eastern China. GAC provides participants with invaluable and inspiring experiences through a China internship program. Choose from any of our many industry sectors to develop your professional skills.

Our team will get to know you and will match your skills, educational background and interests with a company that will allow you to learn and grow through your internship working experience, giving you the opportunity to work in a modern company, with bilingual staff so you can get the most out of your time here.

Learn Chinese in Qingdao


For those of you who would like to learn Chinese and practice your pronunciations, so that you can sound more like a native speaker, in a coastal setting, Qingdao is an excellent choice. There is a lot to see and do around the city as you explore and experience the beaches and life in Qingdao.

Go Abroad China’s unique learn Chinese in China Program is facilitated in partnership with some of China’s top universities and language schools, with the support of professional language teachers. Studying and immersing yourself in Chinese culture, in this beautiful town is an experience of a lifetime!


HSK Test Preparation in Qingdao

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The HSK, known as “Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi” in Chinese, is the standard Chinese Language Proficiency Test for non-native Chinese speakers, such as foreigners and overseas Chinese. The primary objective of the HSK is to evaluate the level of standard Mandarin a person has learned. The modern HSK test begins at Level I and goes to Level VI. GAC has an HSK Preparation program to help you gain your HSK Certification.

Volunteer in Qingdao


Our volunteer program allows you to make a difference in someone else’s life. For many of our volunteering opportunities, we place you in a rural area in China. You might be working with special needs children, orphans or even migrant workers’ children. In this program, you can still further your Chinese learning; improve your cultural understanding, all the while doing something good for someone in need.

Life in Qingdao

Here are some hints and tips for living, working and studying in Qingdao:

Qingdao, being a coastal city in Shandong Province, has a cuisine that’s heavily based on fresh seafood such as fish, sea cucumbers, crab, and prawns. The taste tends to be light, with a delicate aroma and features the use of soup in its dishes. Famous dishes in Qingdao include sea cucumbers with minced meat, Jiaodong chicken wings, and braised cuttlefish eggs. Since Qingdao was once a city colonized by the Germans, and now has significant Muslim and Korean population, an array of international food is thus widely available.

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