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Go Abroad China as the leading internship abroad provider in China, with over 13 years of experience more than 10000 talented students from 50+ countries have joined GAC China Internship program. Your placement will be based on your sector and background, and tailored to your interests and goals. You will work with world-renowned organizations, meet established professionals in your field, and attend professional development events to make the most out of your internship.

Join our internship abroad program and get exposed to the professional world, explore your chance and learn how the Chinese conduct business and learn the inner workings of their companies. Get a jumpstart on your career path by coming on over, visit our website and get in touch with us to start planning your trip with GAC.

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)

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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.

Reviews

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based on 60 reviews
  • Growth 9.1
  • Support 9.3
  • Fun 8.8
  • Housing 9.4
  • Safety 9.3
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Christopher
10/10

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.

Yes, I recommend
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Mark
10/10

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!!).

How can this program be improved?
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!
Yes, I recommend
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Tashin
10/10

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.

Yes, I recommend
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Eric
9/10

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.

Yes, I recommend
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Wade
10/10

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!

Yes, I recommend
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Iwan
10/10

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.

Yes, I recommend
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Jenny
10/10

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!

Yes, I recommend
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Ameni
10/10

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!

Yes, I recommend
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Brett
10/10

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.

Yes, I recommend
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Sean
10/10

Beijing Impression

It is ironic in a way that, coming to China with such a passion for so many aspects of Chinese culture; Calligraphy, Martial Arts and Philosophy just to name a few, that I have so far had less engagement with traditional Chinese culture here than I did in Australia. There has simply been so much to do here that I haven’t had the time to pursue these interests. But I have no doubt that in future I will find plenty of time to explore the intricate sophistication and eccentricities of the cultural artifacts from the worlds’ longest unified civilization.

The staffs from GAC have been wonderfully supportive during my time here, and I think I have made some solid friendships from within the organization that will hopefully outlast the duration of my internship here in China. I can only hope that my experience of China and Beijing continues to be such a positive one. There are so many more things that I could say about this place, but I feel that maybe what is here should be enough of a taste to spark your imagination and inspire your own Chinese adventure.

Yes, I recommend
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Matta
10/10

Internship in Beijing

I participated in the Internship Program with Go Abroad China (GAC) during the Christmas. Although it was really cold, but I really had a wonderful time!!

Before my program started in Beijing, GAC coordinator team was very responsive in making the process of getting to China. That's why my life in China was much easier. They were available 24/7 to help you with anything that might come up. They made me feel much safety while I was there.

The trips organized by GAC were so great as well. I am very thankful to GAC staff. :))

How can this program be improved?
Overall it was a great program, but I feel like the length of program was too short for me. One month was like a day. Next time I'm gonna choose at least half year program.
Yes, I recommend
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Clarise
10/10

Unforgettable memories

I would definitely recommend ‘Go abroad China’ without a once of hesitation. “Go Abroad China” team give you just the correct balance between freedom and their fun organized events. You can always get in touch with any of them if you require help which is very reassuring, they are fantastic people that if you get to know them around a good Chinese dinner (little advice for vegetarians china is not the best place, the menus are in Chinese and they are no ticks or anything of the sort to tell you the vegetarian options which are in most restaurants not even available as Chinese love eating pork and the meat there is particularly good price, however just tell the ‘fu wu yuan’ the waitress ‘wo chi su’ which means that you are a vegetarian and they will help you to choose) you will learn so much about culture, gain experience, listen to their stories and from the ones the other students taking part in the program will share with you on their country (Morocco, Tunisia are two places which never really tempted me to go visit before however I am planning to go to Casablanca and in the north of Morocco now that they I have been invited there and heard so much about it which made me so curious to go see for myself.) Making friends is one of the other main highlight of “ Go abroad China”, the range of people just never ends, so different but in a way so similar it is difficult to explain so just go and have one of the best trips of your life and get unforgettable memories!

Yes, I recommend
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Fabiola
9/10

Absolutely great

came to Beijing for 3 months Internship Program, because I wanted to study Chinese and to improve my career prospects. I was very satisfied with my experience and GAC assistance. Even though I was alone I knew that there was an organization behind me that could help with everything. The family I’ve been staying with was kind and helpful; they were open-minded so I didn’t have any troubles with them.

The program itself was very fulfilling from many aspects: language studies, daily life, excursions and culture. My Chinese language teacher was absolutely great; she helped me a lot to learn more. Program coordinators were caring and always helped me.

The greatest benefit that I’ve gained from GAC experience is the opportunity to find very good job and understand what my work career would be. I am independent now and I’ve learnt to live myself. I’ve left behind me all my fears that troubled me in the past.

Yes, I recommend
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Paul
10/10

great experience

The company I worked for was great, the work I did was fun, and all of my co-workers were friendly. In fact, I will be returning to China this summer for a second internship with them.

Yes, I recommend
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The
8/10

Recommended!

I had a fairly positive experience with GAC. I lived with young Chinese professional (no English) and studied 6 hours a day with a tutor provided by GAC. This is what I would recommend if you really plan to make progress in the language.

Yes, I recommend

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