Trip Details

This program offers the best chance for you to work in various provinces of China, allowing you to experience a wide range of Chinese culture.

You will begin this placement after completing a mandatory one week of cultural training (booked separately as the “Internship Introduction Week”). From then on, you will be on a 2-6 month contract as arranged between yourself and your host Company.

Why choose us?
Experience
As a provider of Cultural Exchange programs in China, we have almost 10 years of experience with foreign participants from different countries. We are specialised and well-known for our training and support system.

Resources
Throughout our development during the last decade, we have built up a network with qualified companies, well-known Universities, various organisations, and also Chinese-Foreigner communities. So we can provide a wide range of internship positions.

Dedication/Strong team
A good coordinator/mentor is essential for a good program, we have a team of well-trained and well educated coordinators, including those with related bachelor or master degrees, working for our participants.

About the Placement
Your Internship will most likely be based in Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan Province. Fabled as “the Land of Abundance”, Chengdu is bestowed with uniquely favourable natural resources. You’ll have the chance to take weekend trips away from the city into these beautiful wonderlands.

Chengdu is one of the most historic and culturally significant cities in China. It is also the permanent host city of the International Festival of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of China.

Chengdu is also one of the most important economic centres, transportation and communication hubs in Western China and was chosen as one of the top ten cities to invest in out of a total of 280 urban centres in China.

If you want to experience modern China as well as the traditional Chinese culture; if you want to enjoy the busy office work and the active night life in the city but also the chill and lay-back lifestyle; If you love art, live music and meeting people of the same interests. This is the place you should be a part of!

Depending on availability and the field you choose, we also provide internships in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

The Internship fields
You will have a variety of fields to choose from…

Hospitality
There is now a growing need for international hotels in China looking for quality foreign candidates in specific positions such as Assistant manager, Chef, or Bar Manager, all roles that ask you to engage with the hotel guests on a daily basis. You will be dealing with customer service for foreign and Chinese guests and take part in various activities under the supervision of your department manager. Your hotel may also want you to conduct language and culture training for its staff or take on some other marketing or promotion related projects.

New Media/Journalism
Internet Media has slowly taken over our way to learn the world, and in China, new media companies show up everyday due to our growing population and needs. Working for them, you will have first hand information about trends in China and a better understanding of Chinese culture. You can share fresh views as a foreigner into the company, something they are looking for!

Graphic design, Assistant illustrator, 3D programmer, Flash designer, and more, are all possible options you could look at.

Business/Marketing
More and more companies in Chengdu are now involving themselves in international business. We can provide positions in well-known companies with Finance, Marketing, International Business, E-Commerce, Public Relations & Event Management.

Education/Coaching
If your goal is to help educate others, we can arrange this too! Let us know if you’d like to do some work as an English Teacher, Sports coach, Art/Music teacher, Gym Trainer, or a Yoga instructor or similar.

Other Industries
Other areas we can attempt to place you in include:

Scientific Research
E.g. Assistant at a Turtle breeding centre, Olive Oil Plantation, Wine brewery

Film Production
E.g. Photographer assistant, Editor assistant, Voice actor

NGOs
E.g. Clerk, Team leader

Application Procedure
Due to the different positions you may apply for and the variation in procedure in different companies, there may be differences but all applications will follow a process that looks like this:

  • You submit your application including CV and a recent photo. Here is where you explain which type of internship you are looking for and the time period they are aiming for
  • We match your CV and requirements with the positions we have.
  • We will arrange an online interview with you and the matching organisation (or in some cases we may be authorised to conduct the interview).
  • After the interview, we will notify the participants the results. Sometime they will have multiple choices between companies.

Aims & Objectives

  • Give you professional experience in your chosen area and in your desired work environment
  • To give you peace of mind during your transition and longer stay with local ground support and various supporting benefits
  • Provide you with with a culturally immersive experience that you will always cherish!

Trip Itinerary

You will be expected to firstly book on to the Chengdu Cultural Experience Tour for your introduction week.

Monday
Breakfast
Get to know each other and learn about the program for this week
A basic survival Chinese lesson, Chinese courtesy – Do’s & Don’ts
Lunch
Visit the ancient town of ‘Huanglongxi’ Valley
Eat traditional Chinese hot pot together

Tuesday
Breakfast
Comparison between Chinese and Western cultures
Learn how to paint mask in traditional Chinese operas
Lunch
Visit Chengdu Global Center (The largest building in the whole world, you can chose to enjoy the hot springs or water park)
Dinner (at the global center, not included)
Watch a Chinese movie

Wednesday
Breakfast
Visit Qingcheng Mountain, a hiking tour through the mountain,visit temples and a lake
Lunch (A picnic on the mountain top)
Head back to Chengdu
Dinner

Thursday
Breakfast
Visit the Chengdu Museum
Lunch
Visit ‘Wenshu’ temple, ‘Chunxi’ road, Sino-Ocean ‘Taikoo Li Chengdu’
Dinner
Watch a traditional local style opera

Friday
Breakfast
Bus to visit Leshan Giant Buddha
Lunch
Head back to Chengdu
Visit Bar street at night, pick your own dinner (not included)

Monday to Friday on placement
Your exact schedule will be defined by your host company but you can expect to work Monday to Friday.Once your placement has been agreed you will then receive an itinerary.

Trip Accommodation

The internships are available in different places in China. Most of them take place in Chengdu, but we also have internships available in Zhanjiang, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing and some other big cities in China.

Accommodation & Food

During your internship, you will be placed in an apartment with your own bedroom, but with a shared kitchen, bathroom and living room. There will be 1-3 persons in each apartment.

Your accommodation includes running water and furnishing, which will be included in this program. Depending on your internship, you may receive a stipend which you may use for food, your electricity bill, and any other needs. We will help arrange this with your host company and negotiate on your behalf.

You will have access to a shared kitchen in your apartment where you can cook your own food.

Trip Country Info

China

Capital: Beijing
Language: Standard Chinese
Currency: Renminbi (Yuan) (CNY)
Time zone: CST (UTC +8)

China covers approximately 9.6 million square kilometers making it the 2nd largest country by land area. It is not only the country with the largest population in the world but it is also one of the largest economies laying claim to being the world’s largest exporter and 2nd largest importer of goods.

It is a country of incredible cultural history boasting one of the earliest ancient civilisations dating back to around 2800 BC. Its landscape is equally rich in diversity, ranging from its forest steppes, its deserts in the north and subtropical forests in the south to its 14,500km long stretch of Pacific Ocean coastline. All of this makes China an incredible and exciting place to be, both in what it has to offer today and the story of its past.

China has solidified itself as a contender for global recognition and as a tourist hotspot.  We have a number of  travel experiences in China from volunteering & gap year travel  to Tours and Paid Teaching.

With an assortment of climates and social structures, it is near impossible to experience all of China in a gap year trip. You can invest yourself and discover a whole new culture and still miss out on a dozen other cultures within arm’s reach while travelling in China, and these programs are dedicated to helping you help others while experiencing the different wonders of the country. Combine adventuring through nature with helping those less fortunate, and you have got yourself a stellar journey ahead of you. If you are looking for a gap year holiday in China, conservation work, an exciting road trip in China,  volunteer work with Pandas, teaching or other work & travel in China have a look at our latest experiences below or contact us for more information.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa