What’s Included in a Go Abroad China Internship?
The Go Abroad China (GAC) Internship program has been much-loved by thousands of students for many reasons. Our commitment to making sure you have a fantastic internship experience from the start of your application through to going home, means we work hard to look after you around the clock.
We aim to give you the best value for money, with many extras included in your internship program price. We are well-known for making sure our students have a fulfilling experience in China, comfortable, safe, and have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Chinese culture.
Our service package includes all the essential things you need to have a memorable experience including pre-departure support, visa support documentation, accommodation, insurance, transportation, medical aid and more.
Your program fee includes the following:
With over 800 partner companies, including fortune 500 companies, to choose from, we rarely cannot find an internship for our applicants. If we can’t find a placement you like, we’ll refund your deposit. We will help you find full time or part-time placements.
Getting around is easy with Go Abroad China. From airport transfers to excursions, tours and travel, our package includes transportation organized activities and trips during your stay in China.
All Go Abroad China Internship programs include the courses, textbooks and elective workshops you choose to take part in during your internship with no out of pocket study expenses.
Become one of the more than 4000 students, past and present, who have taken part in a Go Abroad China Internship through cultural events, excursions, networking and alumni activities.
Go home knowing you’ve changed your life
Gain invaluable life experience, independence and confidence.
Get crucial international experience to boost your career and make your résumé stand out.
Start building a global network of connections and business contacts for your future.
Gain valuable language skills while living in China and experiencing Chinese culture firsthand.
Develop the skills that employers value in new recruits and improve your chances of employment.
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
Frequently Asked Questions
GAC Internship programs are paid internships. Participants will have a stipend to cover general expenses such as additional transport and meals. The amount you get will depend on your work placement and work performance.
Our around the clock assistance team is fluent in both English and Chinese, so you know they can understand you.
We offer an all-inclusive service package (that includes accommodation, visa documentation, and more) to reduce the cost of your stay.
Our programs can be fully customized to suit your goals, needs and interests, so the plan is just right for you.
We aim to offer you the best competitive price, guaranteed. Our programs are all-inclusive. They cover the costs of insurance, visa support documents, transportation, courses, excursions, accommodation, study materials and more.
- Program registration and enrolment
- Visa support documentation
- Airport transfers
- Orientation on arrival with a welcome pack
- Welcome dinner and networking session
- Program courses and materials including electives
- Business networking events
- Social and cultural activities, guided tours and excursions
- Charity excursions
- Your internship placement
- Travel coordination and assistance
- A Skype account for international calling
- 24/7 support hotline and assistance
- Day-to-day living set-up and support
- Farewell dinner and more
Your flights and visa charges are not included in the GAC service package. You will need money for any additional living expenses, entertainment or shopping. Our team will be more than happy to help you book your flight or help you through the visa application process.
Mentoring and Coaching during your Internship
Simply working for an international company for a few months may not be enough to jumpstart your career the way you want it to, that’s why at Go Abroad China we:
- Work closely with you to find the best placement opportunity to meet your goals.
- Ensure that your internship will include working on meaningful projects and tasks that will enhance your level of experience.
- Support you throughout your internship with mentoring and coaching.
Why Mentoring and Coaching is important
Knowing what the best career options are for you, what types of organizations to choose and what sorts of roles will work best for you can be tricky without support. Ensuring that you gain the right skills and experience make all the difference when it comes to improving your résumé and future prospects. To help make sure your internship placement makes a positive impact on your future, we place you with a coach and mentor who can help you develop the right skills to enhance your career path.
Mentoring can help you secure the right placement and will help you gain additional skills and knowledge over and above the things you learn at work in your internship. Your personal coach will work individually with you on professional development as well as being there to support you with any obstacles or challenges that come your way. Your coach and mentor can help you develop leadership skills and confidence.
How Mentoring and Coaching works
Go Abroad China offers you support before, during and after your internship with our one-on-one Mentoring and Coaching program. Getting the right internship opportunity for your career path, and having some idea of what that career path will be are important to ensuring the experience is valuable from a professional perspective and not just for personal growth. Being successful in your career plays an important part in your future happiness.
Our team will work closely with you prior to coming to help ensure you get the best placement opportunities for you. Once you are here, you will be assigned an experienced Professional Coach who will work with you, through several one-on-one coaching sessions covering a range of Career and Professional development topics.
Before You are Placed
Prior to your placement, our consultants will work with you to review:
- Your resume, cover letters and potentially work samples
- Review your career path and plans
- Your strengths
- Placement interview preparation
- Salary negotiating and accepting the role
- Understand the expectations and reality of working in certain industries.
During the Program
Once you’re here, our team will continue to help you with professional development throughout your program, by:
- Tracking your progress
- Helping you develop your personal brand and online profile
- Coming on-site to facilitate feedback with your supervisor and assess your learning progress
- Supply networking opportunities so you can develop your global connections; helping you understand how to make the best of networking
- Work with you around basic executive function skills such as planning and organizing, time management, prioritization of tasks, multi-tasking, and problem solving skills and techniques
Nice Housing Accommodation
Go Abroad China has a variety of housing options to suit every individual who has selected any of our China study abroad programs. Our best and most popular options include: homestay with a Chinese family, a shared apartment and private apartment. Accommodation is guaranteed based on the duration of your stay in China, and if you wish to extend your period, we can help you arrange longer-term accommodation with a bit of price adjustment.
Please note that the housing fee will depend on the type of accommdation you have selected, as well as the length of your stay.
Many foreign students have wondered 'how much does it cost to live in China?' Well, if you are one of those people, then a homestay accommodation offers great value for your money! This type of housing is about living with a Chinese host family in their home; it is especially beneficial to those enrolled in the study abroad China programs. Our selected Chinese host families are thoroughly selected; we make sure that they are friendly, they have a good and reliable background, and that they are ready to receive an international visitor.
We also make sure of the following checklist:
The housing is in a safe area
The apartment is close to the applicant's work area
The apartment is conveniently located (near a metro or bus station)
The host family's home is comfortable, clean and up to standard
Our participants will have their own bedroom and furniture: bed, desk & chair, closet/wardrobe, etc. They will have access to the apartment's amenities such as 24-hour water heater, western style toilet, washing machine, television, wifi, air conditioner, etc. At Go Abroad China, we always strive to meet the needs of our clients who study abroad in China, those doing internships and the volunteers to ensure that they are comfortable.
Chinese Lessons & Language Exchange
Candidates can choose to study Chinese in a small group program or in a more personal way through one-on-one tutoring with a private teacher, at night or weekend. We offer different levels and intensities of study: beginner, intermediate and advanced level. For those who have an advanced level, we can offer Chinese business-oriented classes. As for locations, you can have your Chinese classes in Shanghai, Beijing, or any other city you are in!
Our China immersion efforts also include a language exchange that integrates our international participants with our local native speakers and encourages communication between the two parties.
Social and Cultural Activities
To ensure that your experience in China is as fulfilled as possible, we also like to encourage our clients to meet with other fellow participants and make friends. We organize dinners and other types of outings so that our clients have a chance to socialize and enjoy life in the city that they are located in. GAC activities calendar varies and below have listed some popular activities:
- Chinese movie night showcasing.
- Dinner get together, learn about Chinese food with usually an impressive menu of traditional cuisine. We know that some Chinese food tastes more authentic on the Mainland.
- Shopping trips to Silk Market, Antique Markets and other local places.
- Attend shows/performances like Peking Opera or Chinese Acrobats.
- Visit traditional teahouses and learn about Chinese tea ceremonies.
- Visit the art district and exhibitions and view interesting art pieces both from Chinese and international artists.
- Lounge bars, karaoke and birthday parties should any of our clients have a birthday to celebrate.
Our program applicants can take part in Chinese language elective classes, Go Abroad China provides arts and cultural options such as Chinese Calligraphy, Painting, Taiji Quan (a slow paced form of exercise that is traditionally known to lower stress and improve concentration) Martial Arts, Chinese cooking, traditional handicrafts, etc. All these choices have proven quite popular among our clients! In addition to that, we arrange Mandarin private tutoring classes for those who need extra lessons. Basically, the idea is to vary your Chinese course in China and include many more cultural options to enhance your understand about China.
SUPPORT & ASSISTANCE
Go Abroad China China study abroad programs and internship abroad programs support extends into the following areas:
Go Abroad China provide all the necessary documents and information needed in order for you to obtain a Chinese visa. Moreover, we will send you by email a detailed pre-departure hand-guide in order for you to prepare your departure for your study abroad in China or Intern abroad China programs.
Go Abroad China arrange a reception dinner to officially welcome you and introduce you to local Chinese dishes. We also organize an orientation session during the first early days so you can learn about the city you are living in, your new living area and its surroundings. Our staff will make sure you know where to find the banks, the nearest supermarkets, the metro stations, etc.
Go Abroad China staff is multi-lingual; they will help with all emergencies and any other needs or problems that may arise during your stay in China. Upon your arrival, you will be given a phone number you can call 24/7 in case you need some advises or support. We want you to have a safe and amazing experience in China!
Upon your arrival in China, there will be a Go Abroad China Program Coordinator at the airport that will pick you up and take you directly to your accommodation.
* Please kindly note that an extra charge of US $100 will be required if you land in China between 8 PM and 9AM.
If you are joining Go Abroad China internship program for more than 2 months, we can assist you in finding a part-time job to make extra money. Our team will be glad to help you find a part-time English teaching job if you wish so.
We understand the challenges you might encounter when arriving in China so that is why we offer help to our interns when it comes for them to open a bank account, recharge their cell phone, send/receive packages, extend their visa (by providing all necessary documentation), etc.
From past experiences, at the end of our programs, we have realized that our candidates sometimes get overwhelmed with preparation and last minute things. To lessen the pressure, we help with closing any bank or mobile accounts, shipping additional luggage back to your country, etc.
Upon successful completion of the internship program, you will receive a certificate that will attest your experience as an intern in China.