Asia Internship Program (AIP)

Program Reviews

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Octavio
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

You were wonderful Spain

The thing that bothers me with time is that it really does fly when you are having fun. That is exactly what happened to me when I did an internship in Spain recently.
I did a 4 month internship in Valencia with a focus on entrepreneurship. I have always thought of creating my own company so this is what motivated me to pursue this internship. I worked at this great startup company and got great insights as to how a business operates. I really felt like this was the type of experience I needed before wanting to start my own business because now I know all it takes and definitely feel like this experience has prepared me for it.

Throughout my 4 month internship I also got to attend various networking events, which was great considering how important networking is in the modern age. I’ve met some great people and managed to even build essential relationships for my own business idea. So thank you AIP for setting up these events, these were great!

If you’re looking for the best internship of your life then look no further than AIP! They have been so wonderful in making this opportunity happen and I can’t recommend it enough. I had a great time in Spain and my advice for anyone would be to really enjoy and learn as much as you can! It will be over before you know it!

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Karen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The Magical Land of Singapore!

I’ve always envisioned what a futuristic city would look like and I think I’ve found it! Singapore architecture is unlike anything I’ve ever seen, I mean a boat on top of a building?! Madness!

Not just that but it's so clean like I have never been to a place cleaner in my life and it all makes sense. I mean you can’t even buy gum here. I felt like I could kiss the streets but knowing how strict Singapore is I would probably get fined.

I’ve heard a lot about the magical land of Singapore so it only felt right to do an internship there. Considering its making statements on a global scale booming with a variety of different industries, I decided to pursue an internship in IT. The internship was fantastic, it was literally better than I had expected it to be! I had a great time and my supervisor was the perfect role model.

Overall I had a blast in Singapore. I’m lucky enough to have called the Lion City my home for 6 months and this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of AIP! Thank you for all your help, you’ve made someone extremely happy!

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Colton
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

If you’re a tech geek like me then look no further than South Korea!

If you’re a massive tech geek like myself then you have to visit one of the most technologically advanced places in the world, South Korea. When I arrived in Seoul, it was like I was in some tech geek’s paradise. It’s like Disneyland but imagine a whole city of it.

I did a 3 month internship at this great IT startup company right in the heart of the city and it was brilliant! There is a great saying that if you find a job you enjoy doing, you never have to work a day in your life and that resonated with me throughout my internship experience. I was in paradise and honestly wish it didn’t end!

In my free time I also managed to explore different places in South Korea and the country absolutely fascinated me. Just this whole experience really made me want to actively pursue a career in IT hopefully in South Korea too!

I want to thank my supervisor for giving me valuable insights and skills throughout my duration. I couldn’t have asked for someone better! I also want to thank my colleagues for being extremely kind and friendly. Best colleagues I could have asked for and lastly a special shoutout to AIP for making my trip in South Korea a memorable one!

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Colton
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My dream summer internship in Thailand

I have always been fascinated with Asian culture from a very young age. My family and I used to frequently travel all around Asia when I was younger and it amazed me how countries could differ so much from each other. One country that has always had a special place in my heart though was Thailand, which is why I decided to pursue an internship there.

I’ve frequently been to Thailand so to be able to do an internship there was amazing. In my part-time, I actually write travel blogs and I really wanted to write about my time and experience here in Thailand as an intern. I decided to do a 4-month journalism internship as I really aspire to be a travel journalist.

The experience of working at a news company really opened my eyes. I was lucky enough to be able to write articles about travel and lifestyle, which is something I am so deeply passionate about. I got to travel around Bangkok to cover news, interview people and really immerse myself in the local culture by trying all sorts of things.

I wanna thank AIP for not just giving me a great opportunity but also the hands-on experience that I know will be extremely beneficial for my future career. I know that this experience has led me one step closer to pursuing my dream. I also want to thank my colleagues and supervisor for being the perfect role models!

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Carlos
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Spain… What an experience it was!

Before anything, let me tell you about my first week. I had to ask the AIP staff to change my accommodation because I couldn’t stand the hood I was in. I mean accommodation was heaven sent, it was relatively close to the public transport and there was a nice local grocery store and neighbors were nice but they littered. I tried my best to not think about them but I just couldn’t couldn’t bear the sight of them. Please don’t come at me in the replies.

So they did that for me. I was moved to a new location. This time it was slightly further than my previous accommodation but I was satisfied with how the room and the surrounding areas looked. The internship itself was an awesome experience. In the marketing department of where I was at, people were so open to my suggestions and ideas. Maybe it was the demographics of the people I was collaborating with, we all got along very well and I was so relieved. What made me fall in love with this is the feeling I get when I see my ideas come to life. It was just a wholesome feeling for me. The office environment was so pristine too so that’s a big plus.

I recommend using AIP service. They were fast to respond to me and the staff were understanding! I am glad that they made my internship experience so special. PS now my family wants to go to Spain haha.

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Rene
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Grazie mille Italia!

I’ve been to Italy many times in the past, I’ve sort of considered it to be my second home because of how familiar everything is. Italy is one of my favourite places and I would one day love to live there. So I thought the best way to get that experience is by doing an internship, that way I get an idea of what its like.

When I arrived in Italy, I felt like I was sort of home again. I love the country so much that I even learned how to speak Italian so I was really excited to use it. I did an engineering internship for 4 months and it was a great experience. My company really involved me so I learned a lot throughout my 4 months. It went so well that my supervisor recommended me to industry experts in Italy!

One of the best parts was of course the cuisine. Being a big foodie, you can imagine how someone like me would go crazy in Italy. So when I came back my parents were a little shocked, to say the least! Definitely put on a few kilos but I’m sure I’m not the only one.

My 4 months in Italy were very insightful and extremely rewarding. Not only did I get an idea of what it is like to work in one of my favourite countries, but the future looks promising. Grazie mille AIP for helping me secure a great place to intern, grazie mille to my wonderful colleagues and supervisor and of course grazie Italia! Ci si vede di nuovo!

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Selah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A lifelong dream finally completed!

I am absolutely obsessed with South Korea. From binge-watching K-drama to listening to K-pop and Korean being my favourite cuisine, you can only imagine how excited I was by being able to intern in South Korea!

I was so excited that I barely slept on my long-haul flight to Seoul. When I got there my jaw dropped. It felt like I was dreaming as it took me so long to realize that I was actually in South Korea, the place that’s been on top of my bucket list forever!

Heads up guys, if you think Korean food is good in your country, be prepared to be blown away! If you’re coming here on a diet, then forget about it cause Korean food is absolutely fantastic!

I did my internship at a great marketing company in the heart of Seoul and it was fabulous! I had wonderful colleagues as well with who I’ve become really good friends. My office wasn’t even far from my accommodation so if I had to burn the previous night’s dinner and the weather was good I would sometimes walk to work!

I’ve had a truly wonderful time in South Korea and I was absolutely gutted to leave after 6 beautiful months. Thank you, AIP for making my dreams come true of finally being able to go to South Korea. Special shoutout to my work colleagues and I can’t wait to come back in the near future!

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Marshall
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A gem of a country!

When people think of Vietnam, a lot of them think about the sad history. Yet, while I am a firm believer in never forgetting the past, we really should celebrate Vietnam for its true beauty!

Vietnam has always intrigued me because of its history, it’s one of the reasons why I wanted to visit it. When I arrived I got distracted by how hectic Ho Chi Minh City was at first but that is not my point. I saw just how friendly and happy people were so that kind of hit me, how such a beautiful country could have such a dark past.

But enough about history, I want to share with all of you my time in Vietnam. So I did a 4 month internship at a Non-profit company and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. The internship challenged me but it also made me grow so much both professionally and personally. It made me understand the bigger picture and how not everyone is as privileged and lucky.

The internship was extremely rewarding because I felt like I was able to make a difference somehow. The whole 4 months, I truly believe that I have grown a lot and I am so happy that I did it. Thank you, AIP for making this possible and a special thank you to my colleagues who have inspired me to be better!

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Mackenzie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

You won't regret it!

All I have to say is thank you, AIP! If you had quizzed me on Taiwan months ago, I am certain that I would have not been able to provide an answer. As you can see, I was very short-sighted (quite literally and figuratively) and ignorant. This internship had not only helped me gain real-life and practical skills but it had transformed me on a personal level.

Something about being a foreigner in another country did it for me. It was like being transported to another planet far away. In Taiwan, no one knew my name and communication was difficult oftentime but through those hardships, and the truth is that I don’t know if things would have turned out differently had I not gone to Taiwan, but it felt as if my life was given a new meaning; I learned something new about myself: I know very little about everything.

I suppose you could say that doing an internship in Taiwan was an eye opening experience for me. I made a lot of new friends and many good memories. I had been fascinated by things that have never once crossed my mind. I have unlocked another part of myself (and I would go as far as the better part of myself) in Taiwan.

Take my word for it, you will come back from Taiwan better and happier. :)

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Carl
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

¡Muchas gracias España!

Last summer I finally managed to travel to Europe for the first time and I had a blast!

Warm weather, sunshine and great food, like what more could I have asked for?

I did an internship in architecture as a requirement for my course and it was honestly the best experience I’ve had. I’ve done other architectural internships in my own country but none of my previous experiences gave me the hands-on experience I managed to get at my host company in Spain!

My internship really allowed me to use all the learnings from my course and apply it to the real world. This really made me want to develop my career further in architecture.

The only thing I wish is that it was a little longer because the 3 months flew by! I made some lifelong friends and have built a great network here.

Special shoutout to AIP and my work colleagues for making my time in Spain absolutely wonderful!

¡Muchas gracias España!