CRCC Asia
90% Rating
(78 Reviews)

CRCC Asia

New programs, new cities!

Now announcing program locations in Tokyo, Japan and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam!

CRCC Asia’s award-winning Internship Program has provided over 7,000 students and graduates, like you, the opportunity to boost their employment prospects through work experience placements across 14 sectors.

We are the leading provider of internships and partner with over 600 companies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Ho Chi Minh, Tokyo & 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.

Reviews

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Adeline
1/10

If you are a mature student who wants to learn while having an authentic cultural experience, I would definitely NOT recommend CRCC.

The market they are mainly targeting is young students (under 23 years old). Usually being their first experience overseas it makes it difficult for a more mature person to share an accommodation with them (lots of parties, not much cleaning nor consideration for others which would impact on your work, time and money).

For my experience, it started on the wrong path from the very first day, as they misread my flight number and weren't there to pick me up from the airport. I waited at the meeting point for over two hours with no possible connection to contact any CRCC rep. Indeed, if you don’t have a Chinese SIM card or access to wifi, you cannot use WeChat. Fortunately, I got lucky by meeting a young Chinese person who saw my distress as I waited for a while and offer me to use his hotspot so I could let CRCC knows I was waiting at the airport.

If you watch the CRCC Asia YouTube video, from the pickup to the banquet… this couldn't be further from the truth. The banquet I experienced was at the back of a small restaurant just next to the toilet! I do have pictures.

Once living in Shanghai, you will quickly realise that the services charged by CRCC are extremely overpriced. If I went by myself I would have paid 1/4 of what they charged me. Also, once in Shanghai you will realise that the people tasked to look after and orientate you are equally inexperienced and inept to carry out the most basic responsibilities. Their incompetence is only outdone by their unprofessionalism.

As for the internship, I personally learned nothing and sat in the corner doing my online course. One month later, after meeting people outside of CRCC they gave me companies name way more suitable to my needs. So once again you do not need to pay for CRCC prices, just do some research yourself. Also, once I moved out of the CRCC program I really started realising how much I have been ripped off.

Once out of CRCC program I have been made aware that lots of internships for expats are actually paid. I lived in an apartment with 3 peoples who were all getting paid for their internship. I was the ONLY one actually paying for it and to learn nothing. They laughed at me and to be honest I laughed too, I should have known better.

The entire CRCC team clearly lacks communication within Shanghai and outside Shanghai (e.g: airport pick up fail). As an unsatisfied customer, I sent an email to head office in San Francisco, explaining the situation and filed for a refund as I had enough of paying for nothing, obviously, I did not get any response about my request.
After 10 days of waiting for a confirmation that my request had at least been received, I had to send another email asking for a confirmation.
It appears that the CRCC's strategy to deal with unsatisfied customers is to IGNORE. Ignorance they do not have when they sell you the program.

To conclude, they made their decision not to refunding me. I was just asking for of what was outstanding as I was still trying to be fair. At no point in the process did they ask me what was happening (in relation to an incident with another intern) or ask if I had evidence of the harassment I went through, which I did. So instead of actually looking into the customer problem, it seems like they just tried to protect themselves and make sure they could keep my money.

I would recommend CRCC for people who are essentially looking for schoolies (spring break) in Asia. This is not for serious internships and is completely over-priced and under delivers in nearly every way imaginable.

If you are a mature student who wants to increase your skill set and learn about a new culture I strongly recommend to do it yourself or even get in touch with international universities over there.

No, I don't recommend
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Anya
10/10

My experience in Shanghai with CRCC Asia is one I am very grateful for. The opportunity to live and work in a culture so vastly different than my own is one that very few people get to experience. While the hustle and bustle of Shanghai is not something I was used to, I ended up loving the fast paced culture I was immersed in. Not only have I boosted my workplace skills and employability but also my life experience. The memories made are some that will last a lifetime as they were once in a lifetime.

Yes, I recommend
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Juliette
9/10

Being immersed in Beijing for two months was certainly a challenge and having been to China before it prepared me for the experience. During my time there I had the opportunity to travel outside Beijing to the city of Qing Dao and this was great time to relax after the two months.

The CRCC Asia program was great, they placed me in a international division of a marketing company. The company had a Chinese and International team. I worked in the International team. The accommodation was very good due to it's convenient location as there were many restaurants, cafe's and bars.

The staff was very friendly and this made the program less stress-free. The networking provided with new opportunities me opened more doors back home in London and I would highly recommend the program for one who is looking to widen their network and gain more experience.

Yes, I recommend
Pooja
10/10

The internship was amazing! It really was a brilliant way to get a feel for a tough work environment that's quite different to the UK. It gave me a lot of transferable skills and I had the best time and made some awesome new friends!! The social life in Beijing is fantastic as they really pride themselves on going out in groups either personally or professionally and it's a great way to interact and meet new people.

Yes, I recommend
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Cody
9/10

Being in Beijing was an incredible experience, compounded by the awesome non-governmental organization I worked with, Beijing Youth International Culture and Arts Association. The program CRCC Asia helped to coordinate was a phenomenal experience and absolutely something I would recommend to others. It was my first time abroad and it went beyond smoothly. Though the work was not necessarily what I was interested in (we couldn't find a human rights internship unfortunately) the work I did was nonetheless important in supporting low-income communities. I worked at the main office and created a comprehensive list of museums across the world for my organization to use in promoting globalized art and cultural artifacts. I also went in twice a week to a special needs primary school in Eastern Beijing, which was such a wholesome experience.

Overall, CRCC Asia did an excellent job at supporting our internships, our network-building, and providing a great experience abroad.

Yes, I recommend

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