CRCC Asia

CRCC Asia

About

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.

Founded
2006
Headquarters

11 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

3 New Amazing New Program Locations: London, Mumbai & Seoul!

CRCC Asia has three brand new internship program locations: London, Mumbai and Seoul to help boost your global employability in 2020. Our Internships span 18 Career Fields in these two locations in an abundance of host-companies to suit your background, current educative background and life-long goals. Secure your place today!

Reviews

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Daniel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Spending the summer interning in Seoul was an unforgettable experience! The CRCC Asia staff were very helpful and supportive before, during, and after the program ended providing us with helpful tips, a variety of cultural tours and experiences, along with opportunities to network with locals. I had gotten a great internship as well which allowed me to explore Seoul and many other cities in South Korea, which was excellent. My coworkers were nice and helpful, and I felt a lot of growth during my time working.

Arriving in Seoul was a breeze as the staff were helpful, provided a great presentation and could answer many questions. On the second day we had received our sim cards which were extremely helpful. One of the apps I recommend downloading to get around Seoul and other cities in South Korea is Naver Maps. One of the best parts of Seoul is the transportation system where you could get around the city for a low price on buses and the subway system. The food is Seoul is also excellent and cheap, there are so many places to shop in local markets, malls, and cultural areas. Don’t limit yourself to Seoul too much as there are other cities to go to and many cultural festivals and events throughout Korea. Purchasing bullet train tickets and bus tickets to travel to other cities are simple as well. I highly recommend this the Seoul Internship Program because it has made a lasting impact on me and there is always something great to do!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make the most of your free time exploring Seoul and other cities. The transportation system might be daunting at first, but it becomes simple to navigate with apps like Naver Maps. I also recommend maximizing your free time by going to different places after work, instead of returning home right away.
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Valeria
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Before catching my flight to Tokyo I had no idea what I was going to go through.
I was worried about being in a completely different country all by myself, having to do a job I knew nothing about.
It turned out that my worries were useless.
From the day I arrived I never felt lonely: I immediately met the other interns (coming from different parts of the world) and our friendly and young supervisor. We organized interesting visits, delicious lunches, dinners, and events; we shared our experiences, personal stories and feelings.
Even if just for one month, I feel like I have grown so much after this experience.
I felt emotions I didn't know I could feel, ate great food, made new friends and explored a completely new culture.
Thanks to the internship I have more clear in mind what field I would like to work in in the future and finding a job doesn't scare me anymore.
I highly recommend this experience to anyone: for professional, but mostly, for personal growth. Going back, I would with no hesitation make this choice again.
Ganbare!

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Austyn
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

If you’re looking for an opportunity to pack up and leave to live and work somewhere else, the CRCC program is a great choice. Shanghai is a great location if you’re looking for the familiarities of home as well as authentic Chinese food and people. Living and working in China for an extended period of time can be very hard to organise yourself, so having CRCC to guide and navigate the process really helped. My only criticism of the program is that there is very little involvement from the intern in where you work (despite the industry selection).

What was your funniest moment?
Being stranded on the main island in the West Lake, Hangzhou. A passer by on a boat had to tell us “to go back!”....it was already too late...
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Justine
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great opportunity to gain working experience in Asia. The business seminars really help and the mandarin lessons are a plus! This internship is truly what you make of it, the more effort and enthusiasm you put in your work, the more productive you feel. Please don't forget to travel, since you travelled all the way to China! My recommendations are Huangshan for hiking and Hangzhou if you go there make sure you visit Longjin Village. This village has great tea and beautiful sceneries. Best places!

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Sebastian
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had an amazing and unforgettable time in China. I was able to gain priceless experience in a professional work environment while also immersing myself into Chinese culture. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to live and work abroad and it will have a great impact on your professional and personal development. The CRCC team were extremely helpful from Day 1 and I felt comfortable and safe knowing they were there to support me at work and at home. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone considering it.

Programs

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Alumni Interviews

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

Why did you choose this program?

Being raised in Hunter Valley, Newcastle has essentially been all I have ever known for much of my life. Therefore, it has always been a dream of mine to live and work overseas. The opportunity provided thanks to the University of Newcastle and CRCC Asia to participate in an International Business Work Placement at the e-commerce menswear brand We Are Gentlemen in the United Kingdom successfully immersed me in the UK’s corporate and workplace culture, exposed me to a wide array of domestic and internationally influential people in business while providing me with a plethora of new experiences, learning opportunities and real-world experience.

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

CRCC Asia was a great helping hand; they assisted me at every stage of the internship. From helping me perfect my CV, scheduling Skype interviews with interested companies, visa applications, airport pickup, organizing accommodation and even providing me with a lift to the office on my first day with the included drop-off service. They few things left for me to do included booking flights, paying travel insurance, plan for my weekend tips and pack my bags - of course.

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

The programs can be expensive, especially if you're going for 8-12 weeks; CRCC Asia also requires initial payments relatively soon after being accepted. If you are relying on an OS-Help Loan, grants or scholarships, it would be highly advised to have some savings or a credit card that could be used to pay the program organizers then use the OS-Help Loan or otherwise to reimburse you.

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

The average week was pretty spectacular. Each weekday offered new opportunities and learning experiences. Working in a start-up brand meant I played a direct role in the company's daily operation. I loved going to work every day and helping my boss to grow the company. The independence and freedom offered by living and working in the city center gave me the choice either enjoying Manchester's diverse food scene or cooking something for myself in the apartment's kitchen. On the weekend, I made it my goal to travel to as much of the UK as possible. During my eight weeks, I traveled to London twice, Liverpool and Birmingham, all easily accessible by train and public transport. The nightlife in Manchester is also very diverse and will be sure to entertain anyone.

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

This internship was also my first time traveling overseas. The thought of traveling solo, let alone 14 hours away on the other side of the world, was exceptionally daunting. Thankfully for me, CRCC Asia assisted me at every stage of planning the trip and took much of this burden off me. If I ever had absolutely any questions, I simply had to send an email and I would be sure to have a reply within a day.

What's one last piece of advice would you give to other participants?

The last key bit of advice I would give to anyone is to make the most of the additional activities CRCC Asia runs during the trip. Most of them are run free and are a great way of meeting people, building friendships, seeing some unique locations and networking.

Staff Interviews

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

Kevin Kikuchi

Job Title
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.

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.