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Why choose CRCC Asia?

CRCC Asia’s award-winning Internship Program has provided over 9,000 students and graduates, like you, the opportunity to boost their employment prospects through work experience placements across 19 sectors.

We are the leading provider of internships and partner with over 1,000 companies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, Mumbai & Manchester. We empower you to develop personal and professional skills in dynamic international settings. 89% of our interns are offered graduate-level jobs within 3 months of program completion and 30% are offered positions in their Host Company post internship.

Our structured employability programmes empower you by providing a platform for internationalizing your work experience and developing key employability skills in dynamic international settings.

CRCC Asia has partnered with Saint Peter’s University to offer a U.S. transcript and award 3, 6, or 9 academic credits for our international internship programs.


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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Internship 2023

I had the incredible opportunity to intern with CRCC Asia in Ho Chi Minh City, and it was an experience I will cherish for a lifetime. From the moment I arrived, I was greeted with warmth and support from the CRCC Asia team, making me feel right at home in this vibrant city.

One of the standout features of this internship was the cultural immersion. Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling metropolis with a rich history, and CRCC Asia ensured that I not only worked on meaningful projects but also had ample opportunities to explore and appreciate the local culture. Whether it was trying delicious street food, visiting historical landmarks, or learning about Vietnamese traditions, every day was a new adventure.

The professional growth I experienced during my internship was remarkable. I was placed in a dynamic work environment where I was able to apply my skills and gain valuable industry-specific knowledge. The mentorship and guidance provided by my supervisor were instrumental in helping me develop both personally and professionally.

What truly made this internship unique was the strong sense of community among fellow interns. I made lifelong friends from around the world, and we supported each other through our challenges and successes. The cultural and social events organized by CRCC Asia allowed us to bond and create lasting memories.

For future participants, I would like to emphasize that this internship is not just about gaining work experience but also about personal growth, cultural immersion, and building a global network. Ho Chi Minh City, with its unique blend of tradition and modernity, is an ideal backdrop for such an enriching experience.

In conclusion, my internship with CRCC Asia in Ho Chi Minh City was an unforgettable journey filled with professional development, cultural exploration, and lifelong friendships. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to broaden their horizons and embark on a transformative adventure.

  • Professional Growth: The internship provides a valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience in your chosen field. You'll work on meaningful projects, receive mentorship from experienced professionals, and develop skills that are highly relevant to you
  • Cultural Immersion: Ho Chi Minh City is a culturally rich and diverse environment. Participating in this internship allows you to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture, explore the city's vibrant traditions, and broaden your global perspective.
  • Networking Opportunities: The internship provides a unique platform for networking. You'll have the chance to connect with professionals in your industry, both locally and internationally. Additionally, you'll build lasting friendships with fellow interns
  • Financial Investment: Participating in an international internship can be costly. You'll need to cover expenses like program fees, accommodation, travel, and daily living costs.
  • Cultural Adjustment: Adapting to a new culture and work environment can be challenging. Language barriers, different work customs, and cultural norms may initially make you feel out of your comfort zone.
  • Limited Duration: Internship programs often have a fixed duration, which means you may need to return home after a few months. This limited time frame may make it challenging to fully immerse yourself in the culture and build long-lasting relationships.
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One to remember

My time in Seoul as part of the CRCC Asia Program is one to remember. Going to Seoul, I was nervous and sad about leaving home. From the moment I landed, I was greeted with a positive attitude and a very enthusiastic program manager. The people I met during my time in Seoul (on the same program and the Korean buddies) are life long friends, and the experiences we shared together will be memories we will cherish forever! To sum it up, the program has taught me life long skills, and connected me with a network from another country. A tip from me is to be proactive and find a company you want to work with! I ended up suggesting to the manager a few architecture firms to contact and I ended up with a very highly regarded firm in South Korea.

To sum it up, you will no regret going on this program!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
The duration of the program. I had so much fun I wanted to be there longer!
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An eye opening experience

As my first time living abroad going to England taught me quite a few things. Like how to navigate a foreign country and how to make my own travel plans. If I were to do it again I think I would have wanted to do an Asain country because I felt that England was very similar to America in many respects. I absolutely loved the people I worked with, and the people on my program. I know I enjoyed my internship, but it can be hit or miss as some students disliked theirs. It can also get a bit expensive so do be prepared for that.

What would you improve about this program?
The housing situation was a little weird about halfway through our program we had to move to a different loft.
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Best Internship Experince

From the start till the end it was a very wonderful experience both professionally and socially.
I had the time of my life because I made lifetime friends and the vibrant city of Manchester was a wonderful city with lots of events and activities to do.
The internship program had quite a number of events and activities that were worthwhile and very educational like charity walks and volunteering opportunities which is good for your resume.
Thank you CRCC ASIA for a lifetime experience..... Andrea you made it happen.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would have increased the time, instead of a two months internship program period even six months would have been better.
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An experience that I will cherish forever

I cannot say enough great things about the time I spent in Manchester, England. There is nothing that I would change about the quality of my internship placement, the support I received from CRCC Asia, friends that I made while abroad, and the amazing city that I got to explore. Manchester, England will always hold a special place in my heart and I hope to return and hopefully move to permanently someday! My internship was at a mental health charity where I focused on their social media, updating their website and creating a communication strategy.

What would you improve about this program?
There isn't much that I would change about the program. The only thing that I think of that could be better was the housing. It wasn't the most comfortable but the location couldn't be better. The pros and cons are about even, so overall there isn't much that I would change about my experience.
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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose this program?

I chose this program for various reasons. When deciding where I wanted to travel, I wanted to find a place that could feel like home. Yes, going out of your comfort zone can be a good thing, but I wanted to live somewhere where I felt like I could be myself. Manchester was that place for me.

Another reason for choosing this program was that I felt like it was the perfect mixture of independent traveling and organized by the provider. Being able to have real-life experience in the field of my choosing was the best scenario that I could have asked for.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

Like I said before, the way that this program was set up was the most ideal situation for me. It was very personalized to me and I got exactly the experience that I set out to get.

My university assisted me at the beginning and helped me understand what the future steps were going to be. From there, CRCC Asia contacted me and asked questions about the type of internship I wanted during my stay in Manchester. Once that was out of the way, they set up interviews with various nonprofit organizations for me and I got to decide where I wanted to work. The whole process really couldn't have been easier.

From there, things were fairly independent. I had to mail some paperwork, get a work visa myself and set up flights. At the end of the day, I felt like the balance was good between the both of us.

Knowing that I had CRCC Asia in my corner really put me at ease.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

Advice that I would give someone going on the program is:

1. Take everything as it comes. In the beginning, before leaving, things are going to be stressful. Keep in the back of your mind that everything is going to work out and that the people at CRCC Asia or really any provider are there to help and support you. Even when you are settled in your flat with your roommates, your provider is there to make you as comfortable as they can. Knowing that I was their priority really set me at ease and allowed me to enjoy my time.

2. Take time for yourself! This can be a huge transition for most people and getting adjusted can take a while. One thing that helped me was walking around the city and the area where my flat was. Finding a local pub, restaurant, or a coffee shop that felt comfortable and like a safe place really helped me ease my mind. Feeling comfortable and confident in your surroundings helps dramatically.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

Your average day can look different than others and that is okay. For me, my day consisted of:

1. Walking to the train station and going to work.

2. Work and my lunch break of wandering the city of Stockport.

3. Returning from work and going to a local pub to unwind.

4. Returning to my flat and making dinner or going out with friends.

Each week was different. As CRCC Asia was able to set up some fun things for us to do, each weekend looked different. While the workdays where relatively the same, the weekends were the best time to wander around the city you are living in or surrounding cities.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

My biggest fear is that I either wouldn't like working at a nonprofit or that I would hate the city. I overcame these fears by really diving in headfirst. I wanted to learn everything that I could. While educating myself, I realized that at the end of the day, the only that that could stop me from having the best time that I can is myself. Having a good attitude about the experience changes everything.

What's your favorite memory?

There were so many amazing moments. One of my favorite shows is called "Love Island." It is a reality show where singles go into a villa to find love. One of my goals was to meet some past cast members; fortunately for me, I was able to complete that goal!

Another favorite memory was getting my tattoo. I fell in love with Manchester way more than I thought I would. That city is apart of me and a place that I hope to move to someday. A major symbol of Manchester is the worker bee. After the bombings at the Ariana Grande concert, this symbol took over the city and showcased work ethic and community. I loved it so much that I got a tattoo of it and I will cherish it forever.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Kevin Kikuchi

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General Manager - Osaka
Kevin was born and raised in London and after graduating from university has worked for major Japanese trading companies in London. With Japanese background on his father's side, he has always had a deep affinity with the country and his love for the culture, warm-hearted environment and great cuisine found in Osaka has led him to move there in 2017. Since then, he has had experience in managing an IT start-up and setting up the CRCC Asia Osaka office from scratch.
Kevin Kikuchi

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory was trekking in Kyrgyzstan when I was still in my teens. I had already experienced traveled to numerous countries, but mainly in Europe. Experiencing a completely different culture was eye-opening and for the first time, allowed me to understand that people can connect even with a language barrier through our community service work there.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

This company is run by highly motivated staff from various backgrounds so every day is a new lesson on new cultures. It has provided me with new perspectives that have pushed my creativity, an attribute that is heavily required for my position.

The company has also allowed me to network with various companies and organizations in Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, improving my understanding of business and economy within West Japan.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

One of our alumni was hired by their host company and is now doing programming work for them remotely. As they saw huge potential in him, they gave him a senior position as 'Chief Data Scientist' role to show their commitment and faith towards him. Should he choose to, he will be able to return to Osaka to work for this company after his graduation.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would definitely be interested in having an internship in Seoul (South Korea). I happen to be half South Korean, but surprisingly, I never visited the country, so there would be no better opportunity than participating in an internship program in Seoul! I have seen the successes they have had in their city and I would never say no to having Korean food every day!

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

I knew from the moment I had attended the first interview that the staff at CRCC Asia are passionate to help people. This unanimous goal fosters an environment where we are motivated to provide the best programs to our participants.

I was extremely proud to have had such high satisfaction scores from our interns after our very first internship program. Furthermore, CRCC Asia's activities have attracted the interest of government organizations and huge accelerators in Osaka thanks to all the positive reactions we got from our host companies who took in these interns.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I believe having a group of people with similar goals and passions is key to success for any company. Sharing your successes with people with similar values can be rewarding and when in a difficult situation it is easy to lose sight of goals, but having someone next to you with similar ambitions can spur you on.