Short-Term Study Abroad in China Programs
Love the idea of travelling to China and learning to speak Chinese, but nervous about spending more than a few weeks here? We have a wide range of Chinese Language program options for you, suited to a wide range of budgets. Programs run throughout the year. So, you can choose to stay home and do the same old things… or you could come to China – learn Chinese faster than you ever imagined possible, see awe inducing places (both ancient and futuristic), meet interesting people from across the globe (and make friends for life), taste authentic Chinese food, and grow in unimaginable ways!
Are you thinking: ‘Surely a short-term Mandarin Chinese language program isn’t worth it?’ You’re wrong! Studying Chinese in China, even for as little as four weeks, will benefit you more than learning Chinese for longer periods at home. How so? Well, when you come to China to learn Chinese, you learn under native speakers and get to live the language in your everyday life. There’s no better way to accelerate your learning.
Short-term programs can also enable you to specialize. These programs give you an opportunity to focus on a particular aspect of Mandarin, such as learning business Chinese, prepare for HSK examinations or learn vocabulary for a specific industry. You can concentrate on speaking Chinese, writing Chinese or reading Chinese too. It’s entirely up to you.
For people who have already started learning Chinese, short-term programs offer the opportunity to hone your skills, extend your knowledge and correct your tones and pronunciations. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn Chinese and travel around China!
Tuan - Australia Internship Program in Beijing
Living and working in Beijing really opened my eyes. The people are extremely nice and helpful. During work, even though there is a huge language barrier, my colleagues do try to communicate with me and the manager was able to organise me to learn from different departments. I was able to make new friends and visit many places in Beijing. Everyone from GAC are very helpful and supportive. Overall I am satisfied with the program. Read More
Laura - USA Internship Program in Shanghai
Go aboard China was the one of the best things to happen to me!!! I did the homestay program where I stayed with the cutest family they were so kind to me!!! Kinder then the family I have now lol I actually miss them and think of them often even though it's been a few months since I left the program. I also got to work in an amazing engineering firm Wison were I had the most loving and hilarious coworkers, I literally just fit right in ! GAC I would recommend to a friend or any one reading this. Even when i wasn't in the city of Shanghai , GAC still helped me, plan , get and make sure I was safe during my trip to Beijing. I love GAC!!! Read More
Chris - United Kingdom Internship Program in Beijing
My time in China has been extremely rewarding. When I arrived, the culture shock was immense but I quickly settled into Chinese life, thanks to Gina and the GAC team. My internship was exactly what I was looking for, and it gave me the opportunity to work in a fantastically social co-working space in the heart of Sanlitun SOHO, a cosmopolitan and refined area. Read More
David - Australia Internship Program in Shanghai
Overall I enjoyed my experience with GAC. I was pleased with the amount of knowledge I learned and the new experiences I went through during my internship as a financial analyst at a finance company which GAC found on my behalf. The internship made me realize how fast things move in the finance industry and I feel it has prepared me well for the transition from university to the work force. Read More
Why Choose Go Abroad China's Chinese Programs ?
Internationally Recognized Language Programs
GAC partner with the top universities in China to provide you with internationally recognized language classes that accelerate your mastery of the Chinese language. Learn together with fellow students, business people and expats from across the world. Classes can be supplemented with one-on-one tutoring or additional small group classes. Students can choose a standard 20-hour study week or an intensive 30-hour study week. Classes are taught by qualified and experienced teachers who are bilingual, comprehensively trained, and who have years of Chinese teaching experience.
A Choice of Destinations
GAC offer programs in a number of Chinese cities, giving you the chance to choose the type of experience you would like. Join us in Beijing or Shanghai for the hustle and bustle of a modern city, or go for something quieter in Nanjing, Dalian is great for those that love history while Hangzhou is perfect for those who love natural beauty. We have something for everyone.
Experience all China has to Offer
GAC programs include a range of activities to keep you busy exploring and getting to know new people. From visits to the top historical landmarks such as The Great Wall, The Forbidden City or The Pagoda, to social activities and adventure outings such as hiking or rock climbing. Experience the culture through cultural activities such as calligraphy, Kung Fu, Thai Chi or local cooking classes (and more). Meet the locals and practice your Mandarin while you live amongst them, and while you’re at it you may just get to learn the local lingo!
Comprehensive packages that are value for money
Our packages include many of the extras our competitors charge extra for. Your packages include everything you need to enjoy your stay and feel hassle-free; from pre-departure support to visa documentation, insurance and medical aid, orientation, social and cultural activities and more.
Around the clock support
The GAC team are here to support you throughout your experience, from helping you through your application to 24/7 daily support during your stay here in China and even once you’re home through our Alumni team. Our goal is to ensure that we’ve taken care of everything so you have a hassle-free stay.
Customize your experience
As one of the few comprehensive China program providers, we can mix and match the main components of our programs to tailor your stay to match your interests, goals and studies. Combine language studies with additional classes at university, add additional Mandarin classes to extend your learning, take an internship, see China by adding in some extra trips or make a meaningful contribution by volunteering. Come any time of year for any duration, we’ll make it work for you!
Why come to China to Learn Chinese?
Here are reasons why you should learn Mandarin Chinese, and more so, why you should come to China to learn it:
Experience one of the world’s oldest civilizations juxtaposed with modern living; get immersed in the rich sights, sounds and flavors of China, they’re unique!
Challenge yourself and grow; develop critical thinking and confidence, learn to adapt, get to know yourself better, and develop skills that will stand you in good stead for the rest of your life.
Learn to speak the world’s most spoken language faster than you ever could by learning at home (and get in loads of practice with the locals while you’re here).
Add an experience to your résumé that will make you stand out from the crowd. Both college and employers value the characteristics you have and develop as an international student and intern.
See some of the world’s oldest buildings, meet endangered pandas, explore the vast regional areas of China that range from mountains to deserts, and get the chance to see record breaking bridges and futuristic architecture.
Make new friends for life that live all over the world (you may even have opportunities to visit them in their countries later on!).
Gain global perspectives from the world’s largest exporter, get to understand international trade and how to do it well.
Many companies across the globe, especially multinational corporations either have a presence in China or do business with China. The demand for English/Mandarin Chinese speakers is high, but the number of people who are fluent in both is low. This opens up amazing opportunities for your future!
Choose How You Want to Learn Chinese
There are three types of learn Chinese programs available for you to take part in while you spend your time in China (all of which include traveling and experiencing the many landmarks and historic sites China has on offer). Whichever you choose, you’ll be able to fast track your mastery of the Chinese language.
Go Abroad China has developed a reputation for delivering fun, meaningful and engaging year abroad programs - ask one of our alumni to hear how much they enjoyed their time in China!
Choose How Long You Want to Learn Chinese
Short-term could be anything from four weeks to a quarter (12 weeks). With Go Abroad China, you can choose your length of study. We offer programs for four, five, six, eight and twelve weeks. You can tailor your program further by selecting your preferred time length, or by combining a four-week program with four weeks of travel - the choice is yours.
GAC Business Lecture Series
GAC organizes business lectures for our Learn Chinese program participants, featuring presentations from academics, expats, and entrepreneurs, including representatives of the Chinese business community. These lectures have been developed to provide you with an in-depth insight into critical issues and shed light on opportunities available for young graduates as the Chinese economy develops. Lectures will cover topics such as the Chinese Development Model, Cross-Cultural and Exchange Management, Business Trade policies of China, the historical development of China, development of the ‘eChinese financial system’ and the future, and the Chinese Stock Exchange.
GAC organizes tailored Chinese learning experiences based on your needs, goals, and interests with internationally accredited institutions. We are happy to completely tailor your Learn Chinese program based on your budget, goals, and interests. With Go Abroad China you get:
- Come for as long or as little as you want; short term programs range from four to twelve weeks.
- Available for any level of Chinese language knowledge.
- Learn anywhere between 100 and 800 characters (amazing!).
- Programs for any budget with more inclusions.
- Award winning international quality Chinese teaching methods.
- Make international friends for life while exploring the rich sights, sounds and tastes of China.
- Support throughout including during your application, pre-departure and visa, around the clock while you are here and after.
Making it Easy
Planning time abroad in China, organizing your sight-seeing, accommodation and tuition can be complicated! Making sure you have everything sorted, from choosing the right place to study to transferring credits, organizing visas and getting around can do your head in. Go Abroad China is here to make the process as smooth as possible; we’ll handle all the details and ensure your stay in China is memorable for the right reasons!
GAC can make sure you get into your choice of program, organize all the details for you, help you with your visa and arrange the little extras that make the experience worthwhile! GAC arranges affordable, accredited and quality Chinese language programs. We’ve placed thousands of happy students and would love to do the same for you.
Four Easy Steps to Internship in China
Step one: Apply online
Before you apply, remember to do your research, so you have an idea about where, when and for how long you want to intern abroad. When you have an idea of what you’d like, complete our online application form to get the ball rolling.
Step two: Assessment
To make sure we know what you want from your internship experience – where you want to work, what you want to achieve, where and for how long you’d like to stay – we’ll organize a 15 minute Skype interview with you. From this, we can make sure we tailor the right Internship Package for you. We’ll also know if this is the right program for you. Within two to three days after the interview, the coordinator will be in touch by email to let you know if your application has been successful. If so, we’ll send you a formal offer.
Step three: Confirmation
To confirm your placement in our program, you’ll need to reply to our letter of offer and pay your agreed deposit. Once this has been done, we’ll send you all the documents you need: your contract with us, your employment contract and all the required documents for your visa application as well as your pre-departure package. The pre-departure package contains all the information you’ll need regarding your trip including where you’ll stay.
Step Four: Start your China Internship experience
Once your flights have been booked, let us know your arrival details (date and time, flight number) so that we can organize airport pick-up. We’ll be excited to welcome you to our program in person!
Our support doesn’t end when you arrive. We are as dedicated to ensuring you have around the clock support for the duration of your stay as we do in getting you here. Your journey will include your paid internship, accommodation, language courses, cultural experiences, tours, and networking.
Promotions & Financial Aid
We want everyone to have the chance to live and study in China; to make this possible we have a range of financial options available to support students who cannot afford full fees. Contact us today to discuss promotions, full and partial sponsorship opportunities.
Our prices start from US$1,980, depending on your service components, accommodation and length of stay.