Go Abroad China- Intern and Study in China

Go Abroad China

About

Go Abroad China, the leading provider of Internship Abroad and Chinese Learning in China with 15-year experience, has satisfied 4000+ talented youths from 50 countries with our tailor-made summer, winter, gap-year, high-school & volunteer programs to enjoy language Immersion and enhance their global employability.

With 1000+ established partnerships from Fortune 500 organizations to big Chinese companies, International organizations and start-ups, we guarantee 2000+ high-level paid internship positions in 20+ important industry sectors such as Business development, Finance, Consultancy, Marketing, etc. in fast-growing Chinese cities.

Our Learn Chinese program offers a variety of customizable options on the universities, program level and intensity, duration of the study term, and courses from classes, intensive small-group or one to one tutoring leveled from total beginners to advanced students.

Founded
2003
Headquarters

A-1001, Guorun Commercial Plaza, No.46, West Forth Ring South Rd
Fengtai Qu
Beijing Shi, 100071
China

Time to Plan a New Life Experience in China: Study, Intern, Live in China with fun

Start your exciting semester, summer or gap year plan from China! Contact us for personalized offer now!

It’s high time to make unforgettable memories and a life-changing experience of working and studying in China! All you have to do is let us know the duration, the city, interests and the sector of your choice, and we will take care the rest.

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

Reviews

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Theresa
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I loved this program, and I didn’t think i would forget this fantastic experience in China. Hoping for a jump start, I made this bold decision to come to China to take a small-group Chinese lesson for 3 months. I’ve been learning Chinese as the second language at my school. But I have to say I can’t speak well without many Chinese-speakers around. Here I got Chinese lessons totally different from home. I was able to make my own sentences and converse with my classmates and teachers in Chinese. And moreover, there were many activities and outings organized by GAC. I made a lot of friends from other countries as well as from China. I learned Chinese much faster than I expected. I could easily converse with the Beijing locals now. I guess I would come to China again. Lastly, Cassiel was very helpful with the application process, visa, enrollment, class schedule and accommodation. Thanks.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
There're lots of Beijing Specialities. I strongly recommend Luzhu & Stewed Liver.
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Theresa
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I loved this program, and I didn’t think I would forget this fantastic experience in China. Hoping for a jump start, I made this bold decision to come to China to take a small-group Chinese lesson for 3 months. I’ve been learning Chinese as the second language at my school. But I have to say I can’t speak well without many Chinese-speakers around. Here I got Chinese lessons totally different from home. I was able to make my own sentences and converse with my classmates and teachers in Chinese. And moreover, there were many activities and outings organized by GAC. I made a lot of friends from other countries as well as China. I learned Chinese much sooner than I expected. I could easily converse with the Beijing locals now. I guess I would come to China again. Lastly, Cassiel was very helpful with the application process, visa, enrollment, class schedule and accommodation.

What was your funniest moment?
I came to KTV with my Chinese friends and sang a nursery rhythme famous in China: Two Tigers, hahaha. really funny.
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Iwan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I’d say my gap year was definitely a great experience. With the assistance of Go Abroad China, I started interning in the CRI (China Radio International) from last April. The company I worked for was great, the work I did was fun, and all of my co-workers were friendly. I worked closely with the manager and a number of other colleagues doing mostly interviewing, events and social media-type work. One particular event that I was involved in required me to host a mini-show where I have to get everyone to dance, sing and be merry in a rural community just an hour away from Beijing where tourism is growing. I also worked to build the company's social media presence across a variety of social media platforms. Most of my work was in English but my knowledge of Chinese helped me to do more - like hosting the show for example. My Chinese was not perfect as I never lived in China but it definitely improved through daily use. There were a couple of other interns from other countries I made friends with. I would say stress a lot of the following for strengthening your intern application:
- international experience and mindset, and being open-minded in general
- willingness to learn
- ability to think quickly and react positively to situations (a lot of stuff I had to do was learned on the spot)
- being able to work individually and in the team

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Steven
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I would recommend that you do a marketing internship in China with Go Abroad China. If want to boost your resume, it gives you a real head start. I was interested as working as a marketing consultant and GAC has helped to make that a reality for me.

The best thing was that I could ask my contact at Go Abroad China to organize everything for me so all I had to think about was diving right into my business internship, the program coordinator is really helpful, and she never leave me along and always trying her best to answer all my questions . If I had a problem, I could call them anytime and they spoke to me in perfect English. They arranged for me to see an English doctor when I had a problem with my asthma, and also gave me some tips for that should I can do or cant eat as the i really love the food in China but not good with my asthma, I think you’ll be impressed at how quickly you settle in and what an incredible experience it is.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
you’ll be impressed at how quickly you settle in and what an incredible experience it is
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Virginia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Go Abroad China arranged for me to do an finance internship in Beijing. Living and working in the capital city of China was an unforgettable experience, not least because of the buzzing night scene!!

I don’t mind admitting that initially, I was nervous about immersing myself in the culture, even though I had a BA in Chinese Studies. But as soon as I met the other summer internees, I knew I had no need to worry…..

We had an amazing time experiencing the different bars and nightclubs in the Wudaokou area, and the friends I made will be my friends for life (sorry, you guys are stuck with me!). I strongly recommend a Go Abroad China finance internship to anyone who is considering a career in this field. As well as making some great friends, you'll have an experience like no other, and when you get home, you'll have an outstanding resume to show potential employers, there was a full time chance for me with the internship company offered after my graduation so i would definitely come back to China in 1 year after i finish my BA degree. Thank you to Go Abroad China for such this amazing offer again!

Programs

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Alumni Interviews

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

Ollie Lennon

Oliver is currently living in Newcastle, he loves traveling, spending time with friends, and now enjoys learning Chinese because he looks forward to the day he speaks in fluently.

Why did you choose this program?

I had to go abroad as per university course requirements. I first started my research and involved my career advisor who is also on campus, and helped a lot with finalizing the formalities of going abroad from my school.

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

Go Abroad China did manage to give me all the important things: getting my study visa didn't present any problems, I got picked up at the airport in Shanghai since it was my first time there anyway. I think the weekend activities can be even more organized.

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

Not to be scared and enjoy China because once you are there and studying everyday, time tends to go by very quickly. Within no time you will realize you are already preparing to go back to your original school after the summer holidays.

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

I had around 20 hours of class time per week, which was definitely a lot since I went to summer school and expected it to be a little less strict. But actually, it was fine in the end and I had a blast learning Chinese with 20 something other classmates from a lot of different countries.

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

Going to China for the first time was of course something I really thought about and got nervous about, but strangely enough I wasn't shocked as I had predicted. I was worried about life since I didn't speak Chinese, but actually Shanghai is so modern, the Chinese there speak English.

What is your favorite memory from your time abroad?

Being in Shanghai and learning about the city, its hang outs, history, new locations and other little nooks in the city with new friends was a great experience for me.

Staff Interviews

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

Serena Chang

Job Title
Internship Placement Manager
Serena is a hardworking young lady that relocated to Beijing a few years ago. When she is not working, she usually spends time with friends, and likes watching movies, music and traveling.

What is your favorite travel memory?

One of the best places I have visited here in China is Yunnan Province. Yunnan is a special place occupied by different minority groups, these people usually speak a different language to the Mandarin Chinese that we are used to, their food is different but they have preserved their cultural heritage very well, so much that their way of life attracts lots of Chinese and foreign tourists. I think it is amazing that we can all be in China but still have groups of people who haven't gone mainstream; they still have their unique traditions that people travel many miles to go see.

Which destination is most underrated? Conversely, which is most overrated?

When I first joined Go Abroad China, our main cities of operations were Beijing and Shanghai. Having branched out to southern China, Chengdu city in Sichuan Province is actually becoming quite popular, this is a great thing because people can still have great experiences even if they are not in Beijing or Shanghai. Chengdu seems to be getting some spotlight now especially from foreigners who are looking for language learning and work opportunities. Many firms are also relocating there because the average cost of living and production is still quite low, meaning better profits compared to if they were located in Shanghai.

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

Yes, I think the top thing I still continue to learn even today is maintaining good working relationships with our partner companies. In our go abroad and education sector, we have collaborations with many different companies inside China, and schools too. I feel like my people skills are always being put to the test because part of my job duties involves communicating directly with them. And during the busiest months when we have many clients, our communication is even more frequent. So keeping a good connection and relationship with such companies is the most important thing that I have learned and have to keep doing.

What unique qualities does your company possess?

I have seen that a large portion of our clients are usually happy with how we arrange placements for them, it makes me feel proud of our company's service delivery department, their job is very important as our company is judged based on that. With the company doing well, we are able to help even the clients/applicants who have a limited budget to customize our services so that at least we can reach a satisfactory agreement. For a few lucky ones, they might even get a partial scholarship if they prove that they are hard-workers and fit the requirements.

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

We had a young student from Australia who joined the language program in Beijing, when her program came to an end, like many others she was saying how much she would miss Beijing and that she would come back. At the time, of course, I thought it was a polite conversation, but a year later I was surprised when she called us back as said this time she wants to do an internship! I thought it was special because due to the expenses of traveling to China, it takes a lot of time to save up and have a new budget to travel again. Our management over here was so impressed that she got herself a sweet discount, she is now considered a friend here at our GAC offices!

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