There are so many tremendous things I can say about my overall internship experience in Shanghai. Cristina and her staff made my transition into a foreign country as smooth as possible which I was somewhat nervous about upon landing in Shanghai. The hospitality began right when I landed as one of GA's employees picked me up at the airport and showed me where I would be staying for the next 3 months. From there the amazing adventure began!
I would love to talk about all the different adventures that happened but there isn't enough time in the day. In all seriousness though, the reason why I had a fabulous time is because of Cristina. She showed us where to eat, shop, explore, pretty much everything you can think of. We would have weekly dinners either together or with contacts that applied to my interests (sports and media). Cristina and the other interns became my Shanghai family and I will never forget all the fun and crazy things we did together.
During our interview I told Cristina I wanted to learn how to run a sports company because I planned on getting my masters in sports management. Cristina set me up with an internship with a prestigious sports training academy which allowed me to learn and understand the nuances of sports business. Everyday, I was mentored by either the Director of Soccer or the Director of High Performace Tennis. My internship was everything I could ask for.
If you're contemplating in doing the program..just do it! You wont regret it.