CRCC Asia

Program Reviews

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Gregory
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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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Ben
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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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Ancila
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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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Hannah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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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Cristian
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

As the old saying goes, "Manchester’s got everything except a beach."

I had the opportunity to attend two back-to-back internships in the UK. One was during the summer of 2018 with the help of another internship company and last summer of 2019 with CRCC Asia. While both were vastly different in both location and work environments I truly felt more taken care of with CRCC Asia. Everything from the process of obtaining a visa to being picked up at the airport, to receiving a fun weekly itinerary was very smooth and was provided seamlessly in advance. Once settled in the CRCC team quickly accommodated all of the interns (which have now become some of my best friends) into our living quarters and gave us a very well informed orientation of Manchester such as awesome tourist attractions and even some of the city's best-kept secrets. With an inspiring weekly commute through the city center, I took every opportunity I could to walk on foot and explore Manchester's industrialized historic parts as well as it's surrounding modern campus university. As for the internship itself, I have a great time exploring the corporate world of the fashion industry and was able to work directly under my supervisor who was the CEO where I was able to gain an incredible amount of knowledge that I would have definitely struggled to obtain anywhere else. One key takeaway that I learned while in Manchester without sounding too cliche is to really make the most out of every opportunity because it will be over before you know it.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
The transportation system is good in its own right but honestly its more enjoyable to walk.
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Ruishi
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

EMERGE Internship/Placement Experience

My internship experience with EMERGE last summer is one of the best experience I have ever had in my life! As a project intern with EMERGE, I engaged with two vital development issues: environmental sustainability and food security. At EMERGE Recycling, I designed and conducted customer satisfaction surveys for over 400 clients in order to assess confidential paper shredding and waste collection services, thereby bringing about better resource management and promoting 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) within the wider community. I also collaborated with colleagues at FareShare Greater Manchester (part of EMERGE) on their community food redistribution initiative to tackle food waste and food poverty in and around Manchester.

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Daniel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great City, Fun Times and Endless Possibilities

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

Personal and professional growth!

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

Streamlined overseas experience

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 intern and travel!

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!