Sichuan Immersion Programs & Internships (SII)
88% Rating
(8 Reviews)

Sichuan Immersion Programs & Internships (SII)

SII consistently goes ABOVE and BEYOND the standards of a typical internship in China -- at the most cost-effective price. Over 70% of our internship positions are paid. We invest as much time as it takes to match you with the best-suited host company. You will be introduced to the company and then have the time to make an informed decision before you accept any offer. The SII team is available 24/7 to provide you with optimal service and guidance. We are looking forward to introducing you to the first-class business world of China! Whether you are interested in hospitality or business internship -- you have come to the right place!

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Alexandre
Male
23 years old
France
Other

Discover a new culture

8/10

At the begin of my internship, it was very hard to be comfortable with the chinese culture. Chengdu is a new city for foreigners, and Chinese people are not accustomed to see us. For example, many times people take me in picture without asked me. An onther things is the bareer’s language (most of chinese people don’t speak english), but there is a big foreigner’s community in Chengdu. If you practice a sport, you can find a team in Chengdu (football, basketball, handball, rugby, etc….)

After the culture shock (average 1 month), I had a great time in Chengdu during 5 months, chinese people are very kind and helpful if you take the time to understand them. SII’s staff help me for the VISA, which is the major problem for an internship in China.

My internship was good. The company and my co-worker was nice, even if we had not the same way to work. My internship tought me many thing, and I’m sure to work in a different culture will be a plus for me in the further.

Like I said, after the fist month, my time in China was good. I’ve met a lot of people who are now my friend. I recomand at everybody this kind of experience.

How can this program be improved?

More activities with all SII's interns

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Delano
Male
26 years old
Amersfoort, Nederland
Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Chengdu Experience

8/10

My China experience was great, i didnt know what to expect since it was my first time. But SII internship provided me with the neccesary information as well as housing. The appartment was one that you share with multiple interns but it was a good chance to meet new people. The fact that is was located near work as well as the party area made it a ideal place to live.

The company which they arranged for me was good as well. It gave me the chance to work in international atmosphere and gain pratical knowlodege on how it goes in international firm based in china. I learned a lot during my internship period and have greet contacts all over the world thanks to my stay in china.

In conclusion i can say that my first time in China was a great experience, and i would like to Thank SII for everything they provided and helped me with during my stay.

How can this program be improved?

More activities with the SII Group and Better information and transparancy regarding visa

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Margarita
Female
31 years old
Chengdu, China

Emei

7/10

I started my Chinese journey in Emei City which is on 150km from Chengdu. I had a Food and Beverage Management internship as Assistant F&B Outlet Manager at Anantara Resort. I was lucky that SII pick me up from the airport and escort me to the E mei mountain. If you don’t speak Chinese you will be lost :D During my internship I had great support from SII if were some problems they will assist you with everything. But most of the time I just had tones of fun. I was traveling around Sichuan province picking up my own tea, taking picture of Panda, tasting new and delicious food.
Now let’s talk a little bit about the program. My main responsibilities were to train the waiting staff how to serve in western way, English classes, how to handle with guest complains. Also, I had the chance to be fully in charge of the pre-opening of the Wine Cellar which teach me a lot about F&B operation. The biggest benefit of the internship is the knowledge which I gain from the Chines culture and from the people who I met. This experience is going to help me to manage multicultural teams in future in my career in hospitality.
Don’t think just go …… China is waiting for you :)
Margarita Baykova

How can this program be improved?

I suggest to insist the host companies to provide internship schedule of the trainee. I mean to have strict information by weeks in which department you are going to work, what kind of projects the inter will have .

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John
Male
30 years old
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
University of Maryland

Internship led to full-time position with international company

9/10

I studied Chinese in university and had always planned to move to China for work. When the time came to look for opportunities, I was particularly interested in finding something in Chengdu (a city I had visited in 2010 and enjoyed very much). I was excited to find SII, a service that operates largely in Sichuan. There is not much more that I can say about my experience with SII other than how simple it was. I connected with one of their staff, discussed my background and what kinds of opportunities I was looking for, and within a couple weeks was contacted about a position with a Global Fortune 500 company. The process was all so seamless. After a couple rounds of interviews, organized by SII staff, I was offered the position. I was really eager to move, and with SII's services I was in Chengdu for my first day of work in no time. Also to note - traveling to/living in China can be logistically daunting for foreigners: visas, permits, renting apartments, etc. SII is equipped to make your transition living in China as smooth as possible. China is a fascinating country, and Sichuan in particular is a part of the country rich in history and unique culture (and spicy food!). If you have ANY interest in having an immersive experience in China, I encourage you to contact SII.

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Daniel
Male
32 years old
Switzerland

An amazing experince in Chengdu

10/10

I had a great time in Chengdu, the internship was very intresting and exciting. I had sometimes problemes with the VISA and other things but SII and my colleges always found a solution. The life in China is quite different, the first two weeks I had I little culture shock, but the Chinese people are very kind and helpful. Through SII I got contact with the others trainees in the city very easy. There are so many highlights that it is difficult to point out one. When you go to China be aware that things are different and take things easier. I met many peoples and make many friends, I was also able to travel a lot which was very cool throughout it was a lifetime experience.

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