Go Abroad China

Program Reviews

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Stashania
1/10
No, I don't recommend this program

I was very excited to attend this program but because of the COVID- 19 outbreak I can no longer attend and they refuse to give me a refund. I paid 4000 dollars for this program and no of the program ambassadors has replied to my message. My internship rescinds the offer because they are not taking anyone on this summer due to the outbreak. I have called, emailed texted and nothing. They refuse to give me money despite the epidemic and the challenge. They have been unempathetic, unethical, unprofessional and their actions have been deplorable. Say yourself the heartache and don't go to this program

What would you improve about this program?
I would make it so that they have some empathy and don't take money from poor college kids
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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!

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Virginia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best consulting internships are right here. Thank you Go Abroad China for all your help before I left. They arranged transport, accommodation and helped me with my visa, and please be very careful with the visa, i were contacted with another of internship program provider but they offered me the visa with low response and illegal visa cant do internship. It really helped to know that everything was in place before I left home.

I did 12 months at a marketing consultant internship at KPMG. The networking organized by Go abroad China opportunities were phenomenal. In this line of work, it’s crucial to have contacts and I made international contacts I could use even after I left China. I have now set up my own management consultancy business in UK, I gained valuable experience problem-solving at a senior level and I’ve taken this with me and used it. What better way to learn than actually doing? So, go for it. Try a consulting internship for yourself.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Do not worried about anything, if you want to come, GAC will help you.
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Stefania
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Mandarin tutor was really supportive of me!
Looking online, I spotted a number of openings for real estate internships with Go Abroad China, so I called them. They told me about an opening in Qingdao and I went for it. It looked like an area of work that would appeal to me, plus, bonus, I wanted to travel and experience another culture. 
So I got it. My first few weeks were a major blur of learning about government restrictions and local laws. But it got a lot easier down the line. I got help learning the language at Go Abroad China, which was a life-saver. My tutor and the other students were really great and helped my confidence. Once I had learned the ropes, my real estate internship job went from okay to awesome. I met loads of interesting, diverse people. I'll keep in touch with many of them and some of them could help me professionally. The Qingdao Pier and the pavilion, the Huilange Pavilion, are an amazing sight to behold, especially when all lit up. I really love living here in Qingdao. 

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Ornela
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I worked alongside a senior architect!
Architecture is my passion. I was determined to experience an architecture internship abroad to gain experience in an international company. 

I was delighted to discover that Go Abroad China could help me with an architecture internship in China. Speaking to me on the phone, an adviser informed me of my various options and answered my questions. She told me how to apply for an architecture internship at a company in Wuchan Zhongda Group. It wasn’t long before I was back on the phone to them asking them to help me arrange my flights and accommodation. 
During my internship, I was able to witness a senior architect at work developing the construction details of a major project, checking for code compliance and coordinating with consultants and contractors. This is exactly the kind of work I am interested in. Since I can add this experience to my resume, I am one step closer to securing the job of my dreams. My internship led to a paid architecture internship and I was able to visit Xi’an and see the Emperor Qin’s Mausoleum and his Terracotta Army. Fabulous experience. 

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Lily
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Go Abroad China took care of everything for me!
When I was offered the advertising internship in Shanghai, I was hesitant. Where would I live? Would my rudimentary Mandarin be enough to get me by? Would I make friends easily enough? I had no need to worry. Go Abroad China took care of everything. My actual job role was working behind the scenes to plan and prepare advertising and promotional material to increase sales. It was, by far, the best advertising internship for me. I attended workshops so I could improve my spoken, written and listening language skills and I found the other workshop attendees were just like me! We helped each other out. The social life was great. As well as quickly making friends at work, I ventured out on the Go Abroad China organized events and they were great fun.