Gap Year In China

Join students from around the world on the ultimate Gap Year & Study Abroad experience to discover yourself. Achieve fluency, gain experience, see the world, expand your international network - and launch your global future.

Custom Gap Year Program

Our Affordable Gap Year Program, positions you to reflect on your personal values, goals and puts you in a position to take the next Challenging Approach to life. The Gap Year program hosted in China gives you an emotional advantage over your peers as you have the opportunity to explore as many options as possible.  Gap Year is a chance to expand your perspective which in turn provides direction and helps you focus on College and future Career perspectives. Testimonies from our previous participants indicate that Gap Year programs develop independence and confidence and as well allowed various combinations and Maximized their exposure.

A gap year decision is a huge point— which puts individuals on the spot meaning letting go and stepping outside of the comfort zone. Participants in this program get exposed to international experiences with a wide variety of choices and components. We also brief participants about their selected career path and future opportunities and threat in their local countries, in the process we get to equip participants who are not very clear about their career choices to make sound decisions.

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GAP YEAR CITIES

CIP’s Most popular Gap Year Programs are hosted in a variety of locations and cities across China.  Come study Chinese in some of the most culturally aware cities in China. Get More on the CIP Platform.

Study in Beijing

Beijing – 北京

Our Study abroad in Beijing program is an ideal and unique opportunity for participants to learn the ever important Chinese language – Mandarin.

Study in Shanghai

Shanghai - 上海

CIP’s Study Abroad program in Shanghai sharpens participants’ Mandarin language skills, while held in one of the most dynamic, fast-paced developing cities in the world.

Study in Beijing

Guangzhou – 广州

Our Study abroad in Beijing program is an ideal and unique opportunity for participants to learn the ever important Chinese language – Mandarin.

Study in Shenzhen

Shenzhen – 深圳

Our Study Abroad in Shenzhen program immerses participants in the Chinese language through a combination  of intensive Chinese language Studies, immersion programs and cultural trips.

Study in Nanjing

Nanjing – 南京

Our Study Abroad in Nanjing Program combines structured, intensive, university-level Chinese lessons with Internship programs, immersion and mentoring.

Study in Beijing

Chengdu – 成都

Our Study abroad in Beijing program is an ideal and unique opportunity for participants to learn the ever important Chinese language – Mandarin.

Study in Beijing

Qingdao – 青岛

Our Study abroad in Beijing program is an ideal and unique opportunity for participants to learn the ever important Chinese language – Mandarin.

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Discover the World Through our Gap Year Program

Spend a Semester, A year, studying Chinese Language in China, traveling and Volunteering. Join participants from USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy and the rest of the world to a deep cultural immersion and read to discover China like a local. Combine, Chinese lessons with Travel, Cultural immersion, and Fun. Apply Now to reserve your slot

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Application Process

Due to the volume of applications received on a daily basis, we have built a standard application procedure that all applications should go through. Due to the structured nature of this Program, we require that all applicants adhere to dates

Step 1: Submit Application and Book Appointment

After submitting your application, you will be allocated to a personal program consultant who will help you book an appointment to speak with the team. Your expectations will be collected and the program processed detailed out.

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Step 2: Planning Phase

After an appointment with our team, we will use information gathered to design a complete program. Final Program draft will be submitted to you in a form of proposal. You reserve the right to demand corrections and additions.

Step 3: Approval and Admission

You have to approve the content, price and all details. Then CIP will create a profile for you and submit your application to our partner universities. At this point, applicants have to Pay Program Processing fee and then we proceed with submitting all details to the university. Admission letters will be issued thereafter

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Step 4: Execution and Delivery

At this Point, the program is well matured and you will go through orientations and pre arrival preparations including visa etc Bingo! You are welcome to China and we will treat you to a professional study abroad Program

Gap Year Program Components

Learn Mandarin with a university curriculum! Our University intensive Mandarin Program presents the best combination of components that maximize your resources and experience while on a Study abroad project in China. Speed up your mandarin skills with intensive Chinese language arrangements, and stay safe with our Insurance worth $100,000 health expenditure and emergency evacuation.

Intensive / Standard University Classes

Accommodation, Visa & Insurance

All Leaning Materials including books & Library Registeration

Cultural Immersion, Weekend and Social Activities

Business Seminars & Networking Events

On the Ground Support, Orientation & Airport pick ups

Meet The World

Main details of our programs
Our programs come with a diverse participation base of: Individuals, Experts, Students & Young Graduates and also, Business people from all over the world. This presents serious environments for dialogue and networking.

Pursuing cultural immersion programs in China does not only speed your Chinese language proficiency skills, but also grants an opportunity to Know China better. China Internship Placements (CIP) organizes excursions and trips to very insightful places like the Great Wall of China, The summer palace (read more about our Excursions and Trips), and more.

Highlights: Gap Year Program

Our experience over the past 10 years makes us Gap Year Experts. Our staffs have been at the front of planning Gap Year Programs for over thousand young graduates. CIP’s Gap Year Abroad Programs in China offer high school graduates an international exposure and experience. The program comes with

  • Intensive Chinese Language Lesson arrangements with a university curriculum
  • Opportunity to be Mentored and Coached
  • placement into Internship companies under separate mentoring option,
  • Participating in classes with students from all over the world in an internationally boosted environment
  • living with native host families or a Shared Apartment, and even campus dormitories
  • Engaging in meaningful and worthy volunteering causes,
  • Travelling and trips to Historical sites.

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Having successfully completed language study with CIP, a certificate and Transcripts will be issued by our Chinese Language Partner Universities.  This is recognized and acceptable by all Universities worldwide. The necessary requirements for completion are outlined on our Partner University pages. We shall also assist with the arrangement of other certificates and attestation.  Participants who intern while learning the Chinese language will also be garnished with certificates from Our Host Internship Companies.

For 10 years, China Internship Placement has been contributing to raising properly equipped future leaders through our high-quality international study abroad and exchange programs. We are committed to raising the standards of international education Abroad with properly tested systems backed by research and Development. We are committed to taking initiatives by researching to keep the industry abreast with latest standards, and we do not compromise on that.

  1. Safety. We have incorporated safety measures into the program to make sure that our participants are safe all throughout the program. We have therefore partnered Leading insurance companies in China to provide this guarantee. Join our Gap Year program with the safest provisions, visit our Insurance page for more,
  2. Quality. Given our experiences, we stand to guarantee quality Gap Year Programs in China with highest standards the industry could ever permit. Our High Standard Gap year programs have been tried and tested over time and parents rate us as the most preferred service provider.
  3. Support. Due to the reputation we have carved, we invest in human resources to make sure that participants get the best support while doing their Gap Year in China with China Internship Placements (CIP). We provide participants with bi-monthly reports of how their program is getting and test their Business, Language, and Cultural Management Skills to make sure they are making progress. Our career advisors also prepare our Affordable Gap year Program Participants to fit the position of Internationally Minded professionals.
  4. Responsibility. A provider’s willingness to accept responsibility on behalf of participants and uphold standards is paramount to sustainability. Because at China Internship Placements, we access our program risks regularly and take steps to avoid them happening, we are confident about our system and do not shirk our responsibilities. We remain responsible for the health and safety of our participants and maintain monitoring, checkups and close marking of all programs including our Affordable Gap Year in China Program.
  5. Friendship and Loyalty. These two terms go hand in hand and never conflicts that’s why China Internship Placements never misses the opportunity to honor loyalty as a means to creating a lasting relationship with our participants. We deem it a great opportunity to serve as many future leaders as possible which connect us to the future. We value the trust our participants have, and we show appreciation by delivering Top Quality Gap Year Programs in China.
  6. Parental Access and Communication. Parents and Guardians are given 100% say in the final program outline. CIP Gap Year Programs allow parents and Guardians to scrutinize our program contents and we are available to discuss extensively before final arrangements are made. We have therefore dedicated information For Parents page to disclose how we collaborate to balance expectations.
  7. Career Advisors from participants institutions also have the right to interact with us before the final components of our International Gap Year are finalized.

We motivate participants to challenge themselves to acquire valuable skills and also get immersed into a new language and culture.

CIP’s Chinese Language Partner Program is a unique feature of our Study and Internship programs, professionally crafted to speed and consolidate listening, speaking and writing skills of our participants.  It is so unique that our competitors do not have it.  Participants get paired with Chinese University graduates trained in teaching Chinese as a second International language for one-on-one Mandarin language lessons.  Tutorials are held at the convenience of our language tutors with more hours available upon request.  These segments provide participants with additional Chinese language practice in Mandarin.

CIP organizes Business Lectures for our participants, featuring researchers from Academia, Expats & Entrepreneurs, as well as Representatives of the Chinese Business community.  Within this, CIP aims to provide an in-depth insight into critical issues and shed light on opportunities available for young graduates as the Chinese economy develops.  Topics like the Chinese Development Model, Cross-Cultural and Exchange management, Trade relations policies of China, Historical development of China, Development of the eChinese Financial system and the future, Chinese Stock Exchanges and Characteristics will be discussed.

Fees and Locations

Fees:

CIP’s Custom Gap Year Program Comes with comprehensive program packages. Our Affordable Gap Year Programs in China presents a golden opportunity to combine components such as Internships, Volunteer, Chinese Language Study, teaching and tour programs. Because we are keen at making sure students get Return on Investment, we included as many components as possible. With flexibility built in, Participants are allowed to choose combinations that meet their expectations. Our Affordable Gap Year Programs in China are reasonably priced, visit our Gap Year Price Page for more

Our participants will take part in excursion over selected weekends during the summer program.  There exists a couple of CIP itinerary options, participants simply choose their best fit.  Each of these programs have separate destinations and themes.  During these cultural trips participants can experience a more personal interaction with others from different time zones of the world.  Our cities and locations harbor massive historical sites such as: The Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City (all in Beijing).  In shanghai, there is a combination of history and modernity, with places such as The Bund & Huangpu River, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Longhua Park, World financial Center, and much more. There exists a solid depository of Temples, Parks, Mausoleums in other cities like Nanjing and Shenzhen.  Check our Tour China Guide Page for deeper insights.  Activities also included are:  Mountain hiking, Bungee jumping, Volunteering (activities at orphanages and interaction with children experiencing disabilities), Chinese cooking lessons, Kungfu classes, Tai chi and Yoga classes.  These activities are outlined on our Cultural Activities page.

Accommodation

Homestay accommodation / Shared apartments

Our Homestay facilities are located within 40 to 50 minutes from campus by public transportation and even shorter by subway. Students have their room and share the living room, kitchen, and bathroom some host families provide these facilities separated from theirs. Meals are not included in the housing package there are some situations that Students are typically invited to family meals four times during the week, but should budget for other meals, including lunch and dining out. This housing option is highly recommended for Gap Year Participants who want to network with local people to progress speedily in Chinese language and culture immersion. It helps especially where the program duration is not long enough.

Private apartments

Private apartment option is readily available. Participants will live in studio apartments located at premium parts of the city and very close to the host companies. It has all the necessary security and state of the art facilities like Gym, properly organized kicken etc.
Hotel accommodations could also be arranged on request.

Depending on the age of the participants, they may not live in private accommodations outside our arranged housing options.

Program Cities

Our High-Quality Gap Year in China Program is located in China’s most exciting cities with rich historical, cultural and traditional traces suitable for immersing our Gap Year Participants into Chinese culture. These Gap Year locations in China enhance participants understanding of all aspects of China. They present on daily basis opportunities to practice language and interact with the local Chinese people.
Our Affordable Gap Year Program is located in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xian and much more.

Our Safety and Support Commitment

First and foremost, China Internship Placements is committed to the safety of all participants right from application till the end of the program in China and beyond. We keep to our support pledge with the intention of making sure that all stakeholders are given the needed guidance to realize the best out of the program. This commitment has been scribbled and inscribed into standards that guide all facets of our operations. We make sure that no individual incurs physical, mental, psychological injury or stress in the process of taking part of in our China Programs. Our services are induced to guarantee satisfaction. All our products are therefore safe for participants including our Top Quality Gap Year Program.
Our approach to safety is as follows . First, CIP does regular through auditing of all safety processes incorporated in all programs. Also, we make available all information to help participants make good decisions of whether to participate or not. This information are released during the first contact with the client and also updated to our Health and Safety Standards page. We also conduct pre departure briefing segments. CIP conduct through orientation for participants within 24 hours of arrival to reduce possible risks. Our Gap Year Staff are kept on the field most of the times to make sure participants are safe and follow our safety plans. They keep a close eye on them and report to our Programs Manager who holds executive position ate BOD of directors’ level. They also keep 24/7 contact with all participants to provide emergency support.

Insurance

We are the only company providing Insurance for free at no extra cost for Internship, Study, Travel participants. We do this as a commitment to making sure we prove our adherence to safety measures and standards. This insurance is meant to give additional cover to emergency sickness and incapacitation that may temporarily reduce a participant’s ability to be in good shape to receive the services paid for. It is very efficient and reliable. For more information about our insurance program for Internship and Study Abroad Programs, visit Insurance page.

Pre-Departure Orientations

China Internship Program organizes pre-departure orientations online before arrival.  During this segment, participants are briefed properly about the essential highlights of the program, also including weather conditions here and any red flags one should be prepared for before arriving in China.  The online meeting also allows for participants to connect with one another, to make friends before arrival.  The Webmaster will also create a forum thread on our ever active China Internship Placements Forum- where more interactions can take place.

China Internship Placement organizes trips to selected huge multi-national organizations for participants to familiarize themselves with operations of such companies.  During these trips, participants are exposed to some workplace ethics and procedures.  Here participants could be chosen to experience internships in the future.  We do this so that participants have the opportunity to network during our Corporate Insight tours.  Trips are planned with Fortune 500 companies such as KPMG, Deloitte, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, BMW, Daimler, and many more.

Standout during college application

Our Affordable Gap Year program in China presents a golden opportunity to mingle with different culture and prepare participants to remain open minded. We demonstrate why stereotyping is wrong and could sway people from real opportunities. Participants are placed into real life situations to equip their confidence and reasoning skills. Imagine entering College with solid Chinese Speaking Skills, solid understanding of Chinese History and culture, Knowing much about Chinese business environment. When participants join our program, they have the flexibility contents to combine Chinese Language Study with gaining real work experience with our Internships in China, meaningful Volunteering in China, and others.
College admission officers and administrators are keen to hire applicants with global mind, varied and diversified way of thinking, extra foreign language skills, travel experience and courage and these are exactly what our participants get equipped after completing our Top Quality Gap Year Program in China.

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Apart from our Affordable Gap year Program in China, China Internship Placements offers the following amazing experience enhancing programs:
High School Program in China – change your classroom location to garnish your understanding of Chinese culture and gain exposure. Learn with local age mates and appreciate beautiful China in the making. Visit our High School In China page for more
Summer Programs in Beijing, Shanghai and other cities – Make judicious use of your summer with solid Programs from China Internship Placements. We have designed quality Summer Internship Programs in China, Affordable Study and Volunteer programs. Visit our Summer Program page for more
You may also join our Internship and volunteering programs to complete and deepen your experience to become fully baked with solid connections.

Language programs are located in major cities with a good history of absolute immersion and beautiful scenes- worth refreshing the mind with.  They also emerge with opportunities worth exploring.  These cities are the all famous one: Beijing, the Cosmopolitan Shanghai, Tianjin, Nanjing etc.

UNIVERSITY-LEVEL CHINESE

Learn the language with accredited courses designed to fit. Don’t get left behind: full immersion study for best results!

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MENTORING & COACHING

Our Internship in China allocates you a seasoned career coach whose responsibility is to help brand your skills, refine them and equip you with techniques that 95% of your peers are yet to discover. Join our Guaranteed Internship handled by professional staff.

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TRANSFORMATIVE & CUSTOMIZED

Our Internship in China allocates you a seasoned career coach whose responsibility is to help brand your skills, refine them and equip you with techniques that 95% of your peers are yet to discover. Join our Guaranteed Internship handled by professional staff.

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SAFE & IMMERSIVE

All 20 of our Program Modules including Summer Internship Programs are designed to be safe, immersive and supportive. This reflects in our ability to gain trust and endorsement in the career industry.

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CHOICE OF LOCATIONS

China Internship Placements offers Paid Internships Program in China as well as Intensive Chinese Language programs in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Nanjing.

HOUSING

Regardless of program, all accommodations adhere to our standards and regulations guaranteeing safety, security and peace of mind. Let CIP handle arranging your accommodation before you arrive, ensuring on arrival your new place is ready for you to make it home.

Choose an accommodation option that suits you. Three main options are available, with special requests handled on a case-by-case basis. For more on CIP accommodations and for more photos, visit our Accommodation Page.

LOCAL HOMESTAYS

Live with local resident Chinese families under the same roof. Get culturally immersed into the Chinese culture, while networking with Chinese families that are eager to welcome you to China.

SHARED APARTMENTS

Shared apartments are a great opportunity to get get immersed into the local culture. Share accommodation with a young Chinese counterpart, while having a level of privacy.

PRIVATE APARTMENTS

Want complete privacy? Need more space? Everything from retrofitted studio apartments to spacious apartments are available – according to your budget and needs.

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