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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.

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.
All our interns in China receive personal support through personalized mentoring and coaching. We believe this is a very important part of your professional development, so that you go home with new skills and the confidence to tackle your career head on.

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. Click and see our housing photo gallery.

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. Click and see our activity photo gallery.

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:

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Four Easy Steps to Go Abroad China

Step One: Apply online

Review program info and complete our online application form to get the ball rolling.

Step Two: Application Assessment

You will have a 15-min Skype interview with your program advisor to discuss your motivation, goals, needs, destination and duration. From this, we can make sure we tailor the right service package for you. We’ll also know if this is the right program for you. Within two to three days after the interview, the advisor 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 program deposit. Once this has been done, we’ll send you all the documents you need: your contract and all the required documents for your visa application as well as your pre-departure package via email, which contains all the information you’ll need regarding your trip and stay in China.

Step Four: Start your wonderful China journey

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.

 

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Testimonials from Our Interns

Our intern program participants love their placements in workplaces across China, and fully embrace the life-changing experiences that their internships provide. Many of them form strong bonds with their host families, greatly improve their language skills, and develop invaluable skills to further their careers.

The support that Go Abroad China provides to our interns ensures that their time in China is one they’ll never forget. Read what the participants in our internship programs have to say about their experiences.

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

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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

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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

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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

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