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4000+ past participants from 50+ countries with positive feedback
FACT: 90% of our participants obtain a graduate-level job within 3 months and 20% of interns are offered a full-time position at their host company after their internship!

Top 6 reasons to join GAC China Internship Program:
  • Professional internship placement services guaranteed: with GAC rich in experience, we are able to make a perfect match internship and secure a placement to your preferred area of work.
  • Continuous feedback about your progress and performance: throughout GAC China Internship Program, we will frequently communicate with both the intern and the partner company to ensure that the internship experience is varied, well-structured and managed in a professional way.
  • Onsite support from GAC professional staff: our clients are allocated coordinators who escort you from the airport and act as guides during your entire stay. We ensure comfort, safety and well-being during their time in China.
  • Chinese language studies and fun activities: by integrating Chinese language courses with work experience, students will not only study Chinese through class instruction, elective workshops, etc. but they will also have the chance to participate in social activities, study tours, volunteer in China, cultural excursions, etc.
  • Social network support: participants get the chance to attend networking events and meet reputable Chinese CEOs, managers and entrepreneurs.
  • Our program deposit is completely refundable: If the participant is not satisfied with the internship offer, the GAC program fee deposit is 100% refundable (after sending an internship offer)
Highlights
  • Personalized internship recommendations based on your academic background, interests, career path, industry sector, destination & budget.
  • Tailored career advice: one-to-one mentoring and coaching from industry professionals- CV, application, interview, workplace advice, etc.
  • Guaranteed paid internship positions chosen from 2000+ vacancies in 1000+ well-known enterprises- all at your choice
  • All-round practical experiences in a real career world (Fortune 500, multinational corporations & Start-ups, etc.)
  • One-stop & all-inclusive service package with 24/7 support to assure a worry-free life & work in a whole new career field as well as a foreign country

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Let Go Abroad China guide you to your challenging but rewarding life and job in China!

Questions & Answers

Sure is. You may intern in the sectors of advertisiong, PR, media, press, design, marketing, etc. to do the product or event photography, ads design, multimedia production, graphic design, digital marketing and more related work. Tell us your interests and preferred field, and we'll match you into your desired intern position and company.
Go Abroad China is one of the biggest China Internship and Cultural Immersion Providers. Our intern abroad programs offer all sectors, from roles in Marketing, investment banking, PR to positions in NGOs etc. Our internship program will propel your career development forward and help you stand out in an increasingly competitive job market, enhance your future employability there are 30% of interns...
No, you do not have to know Chinese prior to participating. Although the internship companies may be Chinese, we make sure to arrange an English speaking supervisor that will arrange your daily tasks and guide you everyday. However, while you are still abroad, you still have an opportunity to learn Chinese. Most participants usually ask for private tutoring on the days that they are not too busy...
Adjusting to a Chinese-style working environment and way of work was challenging in the beginning, but once you are in the company for some weeks it gets better. Its always helpful if you make a friends with some of your colleagues as they will pass on tips about what is expected, you adjust easier if you talk to people who have been there longer than you have.

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Shawn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship in Shanghai with Go Abroad China

I trusted Go Abroad China to place me in reliable and honest organizations that are 100% committed to making a difference in my country. Go Abroad China brought me to Beijing in 2012. The trip was my own without any friends or family traveling accompanying me. But with Go Abroad China I honestly never felt alone. The best example of how much I trust this organization is that I went back to Go Abroad China for my next trip to Shanghai in 2013. They fit me with an organization as passionate as I am and knowledgeable as I hoped to be. My placement was incredible and I couldn't have imagined a better fit for me. I was working with at least four other interns at a time but we all worked in different areas.
Besides I was arranged to stay with a local family, which is my favorite moment in China. When I asked my "mum" if I could go to dance lessons during my time in Shanghai and she was like "dance lessons? Of course! Tonight we'll put on some music and I teach you how to dance.". And so we did and it was so much fun! :) ....At work it was simply every morning when I arrived and everybody screamed "good morning" and hugged me. I felt loved.Along with the time spent with Chinese people, my Chinese skills are improved much.
In addition to all of this, I met some other dedicated intern from around the world. In total, we were a group of 10 from 9 countries. The best part of this organization is that you can choose what part of the year you want to go on your trip, so people in the group came and left for various lengths of time. I still keep in touch with my friends overseas today to see how they're doing.

What would you improve about this program?
Wonderful internship with Go abroad China, great service.
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casperkranenbrog
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The wonderful intern program in china with Go Abroad China

A number of things contributed to making my internship such a fantastic experience. First of all, as I chose the home stay option, I was living with a Chinese family in a typical Beijing apartment. The family was very kind and provided assistance to me where they could. Secondly, the internship position itself and the company I worked for were excellent. For the first time since starting my studies I was able to get real-world, hands-on experience applying my knowledge, and I got to learn a lot of new stuff along the way. Thirdly, the other employees at my work were great people who really enriched my experience.
I initially discovered GAC simply because they were one of the few overseas agencies to offer an internship program in my discipline. After browsing their website for an hour or so it became apparent to me that GAC was an extremely professional organization that has a clear understanding of student needs. Then I proceeded to contact a representative of the company. All of my questions were promptly answered, and the process for applying for the internship program was clearly explained.
Prior to coming to China I did not speak any Chinese at all, and naturally this makes life a little bit difficult, especially when trying to get directions or order food at restaurants. However, the program coordinator's service was extremely good. They were extremely friendly and helpful, and made the transition to Beijing life much easier than it would otherwise have been. I will recommend this program as it provides a very unique and rewarding experience, and is provided by a very professional and helpful organization. Choosing GAC for my internship has been an excellent decision, and I have not regretted it for a moment.

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Jack
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Summer Internship

I have been working in a consulting firm established already four years ago, so it’s quite fresh and its project it’s focusing on a sort of human capital base project in north China, primarily brand strategy. My team was very small and I was in a very intimate office so I was working right with the founder of the company so it was a great experience to take and learn from someone who has gone through starting his own company as well as having his previous professional career.
Thanks to this experience not only have I gain knowledge on a professional life in China but also my eyes have really been open to the cultural sides as well and also how these cultural aspects affects work and businesses on daily basis here; so besides that I had a fantastic time, every single day, I explored the city, I have seen many cultural sides, I’ve eaten a lot of good food, I’ve made lots of friends.

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Dave
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

First experience in China with GAC

I started study Business Management last year and I wanted to find an internship for this summer.
During my internship in China I worked for a company focused on Urban planning, that provides consulting and designig of different projects. Our projects were very broad, we look at for example business parks or sports cities. Our clients required our help with planning what they wanted to build or wanted to do with the land they have.
The first thing I really liked about my internship were my colleagues, they were really nice, they speak English they were very kind to me when I arrived, I also liked my boss, he is very friendly, he actually pays attention to his employees, we had the chance to discuss our work with him.
This internship made me realize how my future career will be, what I like most and what I want to pursue.
I went to a networking event where I met a lot of interesting people, it was very nice to network with people from GAC and also with some other people outside of GAC. It was an open event to foreigners or event to local beijingers.

As for the place, Beijing is a really nice place to go out, to have a drink and to meet different people. It was a lifetime experience.
For the first time to come to China Go Abroad China was a good choice.

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Yann
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Summer Internship in BJ

I studied Construction and Sustainable Engineering. and I would like to be an Engineer working as a technician or a manager.
My internship in China was at the company PGCD and this was a very good experience. My colleagues are very cool, the boss is very cool, the job itself it’s really interesting. I have been working as a designer, which is not exactly my field, but I use nearly the same software and it was really interesting. Besides I have done some researches for the company. Thanks to this job I could know something about Chinese culture. The best aspects of the internship is actually that I learnt how China works in the construction field.
I think I have learned a lot from this experience.
As for my social life in Beijing, I have been in a lot of places, Houhai, Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Summer Palace, I have been a lot in Sanlitun, which is a great place!
Every time I went out I discovered something new.
The first week was quite difficult, but then I met some people, some neighbors, we went outside and then the social network became broader and broader. I met so many people at the end!

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Jamie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Find yourself in China

I finished high school and have no clue about what to do next. I thought that to work abroad for some months could be fun and at the same time a valuable experience.

I found GoAbroadChina and compared to other companies, which offer basically the same kind of products, has the most competitive prices and was the fastest to answer my questions.

Accommodation: I choose to stay in a host family because I wanted to be closer to Chinese culture. It was great, maybe a little bit awkward at the beginning (my level of Chinese was really low, we had to use gestures to understand each other). I became part of the family and when I got time I spend time chatting with them. I know much more about Chinese culture now.

Internship: as I didn't really know which kind of job could be more suitable for me, I asked GAC staff who helped me a lot. I studied scientific (IT, telecommunications) subjects during high school, so I decided that an internship in a company in that field.

Mandarin course: you don't really need to speak fluent Chinese. Anyway, I wanted to get closer to Chinese culture, that's why I decided to take some classes of Mandarin with a private tutor GAC put in contact with.

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Christopher
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

GAC Internship Program 2011

Ever since I participated in an exploratory Mandarin Chinese course in Grade 11, I had always craved the ideal opportunity to immerse myself in Chinese culture. As my university required an internship component as a graduation requirement, it seemed only reasonable to set my eyes on China as an internship destination. Only one concern remained. How would such an ambition become feasible? Luckily, there is Go Abroad China (GAC), a non-profit organization dedicated in equipping young adventurous interns in China with the expectation that they succeed and emerge as global leaders.

Naturally, the core of the internship program revolves around endeavors at the workplace. Assuming that the companies operate Anglophone environments, exposure to Chinese culture on a daily basis appears to be missing. Thanks to GAC, embedding elements of a culture pertaining to one-sixth of the world’s population everyday became a reality that left me as a well-rounded and open-minded leader prepared for future challenges involving China’s emergence as a world superpower.

If learning the Chinese language and customs is to occur regularly, then focusing in on the accommodation remains imperative. GAC abounds with options that enable participants to live with Chinese of all lifestyles. In my case, I managed to live with single roommates working full time, a wealthy family in Beijing’s northern suburbs, and a host mother who worked professionally as a doctor. Irrespective of social status, all appreciated my effort to learn Mandarin, and they introduced me to a wide array of Beijing specialties to satisfy my appetite for Chinese cuisine. Such a set-up proved worthwhile in helping me integrate into Chinese society.

Additionally, GAC provided supplementary help in learning Mandarin my assigning me a tutor. We would meet regularly in a café in order to maximize the language-learning environment since I could order food in Chinese at the same time. If the student’s expectations do not directly correspond to those proposed by the tutor, GAC offers flexibility in which changing a tutor would not be problematic.

Assuming that the participant takes Mandarin, resides with a Chinese-speaking host family, and has exposure to the cuisine, everything would seem to be in order. What else could still be missing? GAC fills in the last missing puzzle piece by inviting students to take part at numerous excursions and cultural workshops offered on a weekly basis. Whether it be climbing at the Ming Wall, or learning the ins and outs of a Chinese massage, participants will enthusiastically choose cultural electives that cover an extensive realm of preferences. Those passionate about history and gardening will enjoy the Summer Palace, while those who are more action-oriented will enjoy Tai Chi.

Without GAC, interns would abound with confusion in a part of the world that may initially seem unfamiliar to them. Nevertheless, the help of such a reliable agency around the clock engages participants in an adventure that they will treasure for a lifetime. Remember, whatever a student puts into the experience is what he or she takes out of it, and those who take advantage of GAC will find a very rewarding experience that will remain indented in their memories beyond their stay in China.

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Mark
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Chinese experience: intern in BJ

I finished high school and have no clue about what to do next. I thought that to work abroad for some months could be fun and at the same time a valuable experience.

I found GoAbroadChina and compared to other companies, which offer basically the same kind of products, has the most competitive prices and was the fastest to answer my questions.

Accommodation: I choose to stay in a host family because I wanted to be closer to Chinese culture. It was great, maybe a little bit awkward at the beginning (my level of Chinese was really low, we had to use gestures to understand each other). I became part of the family and when I got time I spend time chatting with them. I know much more about Chinese culture now.

Internship: as I didn't really know which kind of job could be more suitable for me, I asked GAC staff who helped me a lot. I studied scientific (IT, telecommunications) subjects during high school, so I decided that an internship in a company in that industry. Luckily GAC found me a place and in very short time, so I could fly to China and start this experience. My plan was to stay there at least three months.

Language course: the best way to learn Chinese is to stay with Chinese, so I can say I learnt more talking with my host family than in class. Anyway, Chinese classes were useful to learn something about grammar and tones (which in Chinese are crucial!!).

What would you improve about this program?
even if GAC staff gave me all the information, it's better to ask and look on the internet about everything before leaving for China (that's a tip every traveller should do). It's just because you know better and learn to be independent!
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Tashin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Worthwhile experience

I believe that my experience in China allowed me to grow personally and learn a great deal about other cultures.
I think that GAC’s services are very unique and beneficial for students like me.
As for the language course, the tutor was extremely helpful, and allowed me to develop skills in a language I knew nothing about prior to coming to China.
Speaking about the internship, the program coordinator was very helpful and was available whenever I had a question or concern.
Overall was a great experience because on one hand I had the chance to develop and improve my level of Chinese; on the other hand I had a unique working experience.

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Eric
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

I stayed in a family house, my "mom" and "dad" were really kind and when I had time I gave some private English lesson to the child.

I went to work every day. The place wasn't so far, just three stops by subway.
After work, I used to go out with some colleagues or friends I met during my stay.

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Wade
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

GAC Summer Internship Program

My stay in Beijing has been really great!

I participated in GAC program last summer. I thought the program offered what I was looking for: a way to improve my Chinese while experiencing China. The Chinese tutors were available flexibly to help with any language questions. My host mother Grace has been very very nice and patient with me, as well as GAC staff who has provided me with constant guidance and feedback! We often met up for dinners and other excursions, giving me the opportunities to converse and learn Chinese outside of the classroom. Before my program started in Beijing, GAC team was very responsive, making the process of getting to China and working, living in China much easier. Any problems came up were easily solved. I have to admit it is a great relief to know that I can call her anytime!

In addition, the group dinners and trips organized by GAC were wonderful. I was very very pleased by the welcome, and I am very thankful to GAC staff. I love them!

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Iwan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship

I interned in CRI through GAC and I worked closely with the manager and a number of other colleagues doing mostly interviewing, events and social media-type work. By interviewing, I mean interviewing ambassadors and counselors of various embassies like Micronesia, Nepal, etc.

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Jenny
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Significant advantage

When I decided to participate I the internship in China program, I absolutely did not know where I want to work, what I want to do and what can this opportunity bring me. The program adviser was extremely helpful and helped me to figure out all the details about the program and to set up my goals. I was offered a variety of options and was provided with all the necessary information to make the right choice. When already in China GAC staff was by my side every second I needed them.

This experience gave me the opportunity to use theoretical knowledge acquired at the university. Now I know exactly what I want. I believe that the experience of working in a successful and rapidly growing company provided significant advantage in the future career development. This internship is a very important stage of my life, I realized that every day counts and you need to work hard and always "invest in yourself" if you want to succeed. Do not be afraid of new experiences, look for new opportunities to realize yourselves!

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Ameni
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship in Beijing

It’s great experience. The staff was helpful, young and very understanding. Also Beijing is the heart of China, so to be exposed to China, Beijing is the right place. Everything was perfect. It lives up to my expectations and more, so why not advice my friends to experience it?! Program coordinators’ service was pretty good. Whenever I asked for something I would get a quick response. Go Abroad china is a great program. I had many options to choose, and I really appreciated that. Overall it was a great program, one month was like a day. I made many friends. I am now considering to go back to study Chinese for a year!

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Brett
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship, Beijing

A number of things contributed to making my internship such a fantastic experience. First of all, as I chose the home stay option, I was living with a Chinese family in a typical Beijing apartment. The family was very kind and provided assistance to me where they could. Secondly, the internship position itself and the company I worked for were excellent. For the first time since starting my studies I was able to get real-world, hands-on experience applying my knowledge, and I got to learn a lot of new stuff along the way. Thirdly, the other employees at my work were great people who really enriched my experience.

I initially discovered GAC simply because they were one of the few overseas agencies to offer an internship program in my discipline. After browsing their website for an hour or so it became apparent to me that GAC was an extremely professional organization that has a clear understanding of student needs. Then I proceeded to contact a representative of the company. All of my questions were promptly answered, and the process for applying for the internship program was clearly explained.

Prior to coming to China I did not speak any Chinese at all, and naturally this makes life a little bit difficult, especially when trying to get directions or order food at restaurants. However, the program coordinator’s service was extremely good. They were extremely friendly and helpful, and made the transition to Beijing life much easier than it would otherwise have been. I will recommend this program as it provides a very unique and rewarding experience, and is provided by a very professional and helpful organization. Choosing GAC for my internship has been an excellent decision, and I have not regretted it for a moment.