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Learn Chinese in China
Don’t Come to China to Just learn Chinese Language; there is so much more you can achieve!. You are probably considering to learn Chinese in China for various reasons but your experience and exposure is essential to creating a lasting impression and impacts the success of your study. That’s why CIP has added an extra layer of exposure to our program. As a participant, you will experience deep cultural immersion with trips, fulfilling Volunteering opportunities, social activities, Business networking and gain Work experience in China to feel culture in perspective. Combine these value-added services to augment your experience in China. We motivate you to stay true to your mission. Speak with Our Program Consultants to help you plan it all, and we guarantee you WILL LOVE IT
Study Chinese in Beijing and Shanghai
Learn Chinese in China: Small Group Programs
Imagine learning Chinese in China while exploring the local culture and environment with participants drawn from all over the world! Now, partner that with the best Specialized Chinese Language schools and Institutions licensed by the Chinese government to teach foreigners, and you will have one awesome recipe for bilingual success! Our group Chinese language Courses and Study Abroad lessons ensure participants Study the Chinese Language at an accelerated level while encountering Chinese culture immersion every day. Learning Chinese in China, you will combine classroom lessons with street conversations as well as trips. Explore China like a local.
Lessons place participants in engaging Chinese language Courses with professional language tutors while daily encounters pose real-life situations to develop Chinese Language Speaking skills and confidence.
Our Chinese Language courses are designed and structured with a modern approach. The curriculum structure was developed by language experts and university tutors. Participants looking to learn Chinese in China are either individuals, families, interns or Chinese language participants who are taking Chinese lesson as a major course, either for the first time or as an upgrade. There exist classes for all levels: Basic, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced. Participants who also would like to take Chinese HSK, we have specially arranged classes which speed mastery so they could pass with distinction. These programs are also organized for groups who would like to come to China with a personalized itinerary with Cultural trips and much more.
It involves 20 hours of standard study and 30 hours of intensive study, arranged in a very conducive atmosphere, and with state of the art/well-equipped classrooms. We have a dedicated staff in charge of arranging group classes.
- The Learn Chinese in China program is the choice of individuals, families, and Universities
- The Chinese Language Lessons are arranged in small groups and are made to be very interactive, ensuring learning is fun yet effective!
- Study Mandarin in China with Low participant to language instructor ratios
- Learning Chinese Mandrin on our program, We remain committed to ensuring you speak Chinese within the shortest possible time.
- Few weeks of commitment and serious study is enough for mastery in the ability to start and complete conversations successfully
- Participants are assessed rigorously to ascertain their Chinese level and are placed into an appropriate class.
- China Internship Placements provide all learning materials required
Learn Chinese in China: One-On-One (Private Tutoring)
Studying Chinese Language should not be rudimentary and strict, but varied and with a plethora of teaching methods to make the study come alive for participants. Learning Mandarin in China is not difficult at all rather, the teaching methods could make it easy. Our Chinese Language Courses in Beijing and Shanghai are up-to-date Language learning is evolving, and what helps guaranty quality.
China Internship Placements’ Private Chinese language Study Program is designed and customized to the participant’s requirements and needs duly considered. Its main advantage is the flexibility aspect which allows participants to study the Chinese Language as they desire. It is usually preferred by busy Business Executives, Interns, and Individuals who have very erratic schedules, and provides that classes could be rescheduled if needed.
It is taught by tutors from reputable Chinese Universities experienced with more than 5 years of teaching Chinese language as a second International Language. They are Chinese natives properly trained in the field.
Proper assessment is made for starting participants off at a level corresponding with their current fluency in Chinese. Teaching materials are provided by China Internship Placements at no extra cost. On the first day of class, the expectations of the participant are exploited by the Tutors and class scheduled to fit these requirements. The expectation of our participants is the prime standard, as well as other established professional processes of language study. After all, value for the money to our Participants is what we strive for!
Classes could be arranged at the convenience of participants either in their private accommodation, in our professional classrooms, or through the use of other venues as agreed between the tutor and the participant. Our role is to make sure that whatever venue is selected, quality is not compromised.
- One on One Private Chinese Language learning arrangements.
- Classes are available for all manner of participants from Basic beginners to advanced and proficient participants. Remember we know that not all participants are created equally.
- Professionally customized Chinese Study curriculum structure.
- Flexible lesson periods.
- Free Business and Arts Electives
- Language partners introduced different from the instructors to boost practice and exposure
- This program includes Travels, excursions, and trips to fascinating tourist sites.
- Different Accommodation options with immersion options
- Blending with other free programs like teaching (extra money making and cost recouping options), Volunteering, Travel etc
Intensive Chinese Language Programs
Put your language skills in perspective
The Intensive Chinese language is a combination of Group (4 hours per day) and Private lessons (2 hours per day) by taking private and group lessons of 6 hours. No matter the combination, applicants should take 6 hours of lessons per day. Our programs are effectively combined with a couple of language study options which have been proven to work over the years. Our participants are allocated Language Study partners that facilitate practice. Our accommodation options also give participants opportunity to practice the Chinese language in a real and practical situation at home and/or on the job during internships.
- China Internship Placement keeps innovating, researching and identifying the best ways of learning Chinese language. Chinese Mandarin Study just like any language should never occurs in the vacuum. Language must be learned in perspective.
- Among other hands-on, language learning activities, our participants are taken to places with real-life situations and are asked to communicate and have fun practicing. This has proven to be very efficient and effective! Assessments are made on the spot and corrections made in a natural, light-hearted, yet effective manner.
- Participants are pushed beyond the boundaries to making speeches during seminars and events. Preparations are made together with tutors. These are real experiences that put participants on the spot to dig out the language genius skills in them.
Summer / Winter / Spring / Fall Intensive Chinese Language Programs
Our Summer Programs in China is targeted at the young, curious or any individual between the ages of 13-50 years willing to learn Chinese language. High School Students who join our summer Programs get the opportunity to intern in the future at a subsidized rate! These programs are also available in Winter/ Spring / and fall. Submit your applications early.
Don’t hesitate to come and witness China’s development in action. Don’t be left out this and any other summer. Summer Internship program in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Nanjing will build your business knowledge from a global perspective.
Major China Summer and winter Program combinations
Our major summer programs are classified into two major categories. Visit these pages for more
- Summer Intensive Chinese language study
- University programs
- Intensive Summer Chinese Study Program organized by CIP
- Intensive Summer Camps
- Summer Study and Tours
- Summer Internships in China
- Intensive Winter Chinese Language Programs
- Intensive Spring / Fall Mandarin Programs
Customized and Affordable Chinese Language Programs in China
We understand you would like to learn on your own terms and we are here to motivate you make it. We provide customized services to our applicants. There are host of other services available
- Family Chinese language Lessons: This is specialized lessons for family members who want to learn intensive Chinese language together
- Chinese Mandarin + Travel: The lessons are scheduled to allow participants some space to travel to other parts of China
- Intensive Chinese + Volunteering: Most Applicants would like to give back to society while studying the Chinese language. This usually is fulfilling
Aside these, we are always available to help you design a program that you will look back and be proud of
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nanjing – 南京
Our Study Abroad in Nanjing Program combines structured, intensive, university-level Chinese lessons with Internship programs, immersion and mentoring.
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.
Qingdao – 青岛
Study Mandarin with Certified Language Tutors
Join our Summer, Winter, Fall or spring program arrangements to develop your Chinese language skills and gain deep cultural immersion to discover China like a local. Combine, Chinese lessons with Travel, Cultural immersion, Volunteering, and Fun. You may also combine these with internships.
Best Universities You will study
Applies to Applicants who want to study within university.
Where will you study? if you decide to study within a university environment, CIP hosts the University Mandarin Programs and study abroad programs in China’s topmost universities. These are degree structured curriculum.
Study Mandarin in Peking University for a semester or a year and gain exposure to Chinese language and culture
Learn Chinese in China this summer winter fall or spring with Tsinghua University. There are semester, year options
Beijing Language and Cultural University
Learn Chinese language in Beijing Language and Cultural University for a year or semester. Study with the best
Beijing Normal University
Study Mandarin in Beijing Normal university and sharpen your skills in Chinese language and experience
Shanghai Fudan University
Learn Chinese in Shanghai’s Best University. Fudan University is one of best universities to learn Mandarin
Nanjing University has opportunities to study Chinese language in China combined within a university curriculum
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Studying Chinese language in Shanghai Jiaotong University is a lot of fun. There are flexible options
Experience the Chinese culture and deep immersion in Shenzhen University. Combine intensive study and travel
Mandarin Program Components
Components of our Chinese language and Immersion programs are rich and exhaustive, to give our participants the best exposure, inducing a complete understanding of Chinese Culture (Including Language) and its diverse people. We make thorough research and expert consultations to vary them with, for the purpose of Participant satisfaction. Speed up your mandarin skills with intensive Chinese language arrangements, and stay safe with our Insurance worth $100,000 health expenditure and emergency evacuation.
Meet The WorldMain details of our programs
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.
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.
- 200 characters will be enough to survive at a basic level on a day to day basis – introduce yourself, give directions to a taxi driver, order basic food and drink
- 800 characters will allow you to hold basic conversations in Chinese, talk about the weather, your likes and dislikes, perform day to day tasks such as doing your shopping and almost effortlessly getting around town
- 1500 characters will allow you to be able to read a newspaper without fully understanding all the characters, but allowing you to get a good grip on the context of the articles
- 2500 – 3500 characters puts you at roughly the same level as a local Chinese high-school graduate. You will be able to fully read and understand newspapers and television programs, and be able to hold detailed conversation on a variety of topics
- 4500 – 5500 characters puts you at roughly the same level as a local Chinese University graduate. At this level you could be expected to operate fluently within any situation, both professional and private, translate high-level documents and engage in conversations at all levels and for all intents and purposes operate as a well-educated “local”
- 20,000 – 30,000 characters puts you within a very small group of linguistic academic experts who command a very rare knowledge of all obscure vocabulary and subtleties contained within the Mandarin Chinese language. Not many people, foreign or local, ever reach this level – but there’s no harm in trying
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.
- 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,
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
China Internship Program organizes pre-departure orientations online before arrival. During this segment, participants are briefed properly about the essential highlights of the program, weather conditions, as well as being disclosed with as many red flags as we deem helpful for them to watch out for before arriving in China. The online meeting allows that participants to connect with each other in order to make friends before their arrival. We encourage, that participants share their expectations with one other! The Webmaster will also create a forum thread on our ever-active China Internship Placements Forum, where more interactions take place. We also prepare students psychologically to face the realities of a different culture, and also make available some ‘survival’ Chinese language lessons.
We provide very supportive packages for our participants starting from application through to arrangements, departure and arrival, and to the end of the Chinese Language Study Program in China. These services include visa support & documentations, 24/7 hour staff contact and emergency response, and a range of other essential services. Because the courses can be demanding, we make sure to include as many components as possible to aid comfort and peace of mind, and to help our participants be able to concentrate on their Studies while we sort out every arrangement. For more information, please click on our Program Content page for more details.
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
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
Guided Trips, Networking Events, and Full Immersion
We arrange varying Professional Business and Networking Events for our students to participate in. These events are organized by our partner Big International Event Management Firms, who bring together Expats, Diplomats, Successful Foreign Entrepreneurs in China and The Chinese Business Community. This presents a golden opportunity for our participants to socialize and meet industry experts. Participants could also meet Business Incubator Organizers that guide startup plans till they see reality. China Internship Placements also organizes a couple of activities such as fun and cultural activities where participants learn intricate Chinese cultural practices, such as: Kungfu classes, Yoga, KTV, Calligraphy Practice, Painting, Tai Chi, Martial Arts, and Chinese Cuisine Lessons. Navigate to our Cultural Activities page for full details.
Guided trips and excursions are used to brief participants about the Chinese History and the trajectory of Chinese development. This presents history in perspective. Some of these trips are organized to the Forbidden City, The Great Wall, Summer Palace etc. At China Internship placements, there exist numerous opportunities to study the Chinese language in China, combined with out-of-class activities to make lessons come alive for participants. Have a brief look at our Business Seminars page and Cultural Activities page for details.
All accommodations adhere to our standards and regulations, guaranteeing safety, security, and peace of mind. There is no fear to be entertained as we remain responsible for changing accommodations in case our participants are not satisfied. Pictures and addresses of accommodations are sent to participants for approval before a final contract is signed. We get host Families to sign our Statement of Liability as well as Accommodation Privacy Assurance, before apartments are booked.
Grab this opportunity to live with native Chinese families under the same roof. Get culturally immersed into the Chinese culture as well as get networked with awesome Chinese families, many of whom are eager to invite you for a visit to China whenever you deem fit. These Families are well-to-do Chinese Host Families that have met our rigorous accommodation standards and have hosted successfully our participants in the past. They maintain a clean and safe environment for human inhabitance. As Chinese family members communicate in the Chinese language, it is an opportunity to accelerate Chinese speaking skills over a shorter duration. CIP recommends this option for participants that would like to live in a Chinese language setting and are willing to speed up their speaking and listening skills through FULL ‘accommodation immersion’. The Host Families lead the immersion process, while CIP also arranges activities to top up the process. It is a complete system to make it a summer to remember. Read more on our Accommodation page.
Shared apartments are also a very fine opportunity to get along with the Chinese and get immersed into the local culture. It is a two bedroom facility which our participants share with other young Chinese. Both residents share all facilities, but privacy is guaranteed in the strictest sense. This is in a bid to keep our participants still connected to native Chinese. There have been countless occasions when this friendship results in a great business relationship as well. In case participants arrive and do not like the apartments, we are able to make changes for them. These accommodation arrangements are located about 30 to 40 minutes from work and are assessable to bus stations and the subway.
This is arranged for participants who do not really worry too much about ‘budget’ and would like to spend few more dollars to secure very posh apartments in the city. We provide this to satisfy our participants. These apartments are a bit more expensive than other options. These are located at premium parts of the city and closer to one’s location of study.
Also, note that there are Hotel Accommodations in our Summer Programs available through our partner hotels which our participants can occupy depending on their budget size. From 3 star to 5-star hotels are available for booking. We also can provide accommodations in Youth Hostels.
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.
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.
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.
From the background of previous experience, 90% of our participants have never been to China and their first few days could be challenging. We promise to stay around, helping get over the jet lag! It is a whole family and other participants also help new arrivals in getting along with the new environment. We have also included several materials in the welcome package to help the situation. Events such as airport pickup and drop off, banquets dinner with CIP family, local mobile phone and sim card, transport card, vivid orientation, city map and Chinese survival lessons. Our Arrival Package page gives full details
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.
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.
INTENSIVE CHINESE LANGUAGE
Learn the language with accredited courses designed to fit. Don’t get left behind: full immersion study for best results!
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.
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 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.
Want complete privacy? Need more space? Everything from retrofitted studio apartments to spacious apartments are available – according to your budget and needs.
Don’t take our word for it. Hear it directly from past program participants across a range f fields. Have questions? Read more review on the popular sites linked below.
Program Participants Love CIP
China Internship Placement was at the center of getting me a consultancy internship when I was looking for one. They proved to be worth my money. I am coming from a part of the world that paying to placed into an internship was unheard of. But ...Read More
China Internship Placement was at the center of getting me a consultancy internship when I was looking for one. They proved to be worth my money. I am coming from a part of the world that paying to placed into an internship was unheard of. But when I was walked though the components, I felt it was worth it.
I joined a consultancy internship assisting one of the lead Associates with preparing analysis, writing final reports and presentation. I experienced work and life in a multinational organizational setting and deep insight about China from regulation and policy framework and brand survival. I gained a valuable insight into the art and business of consulting including corporate culture. I was added to Management Consulting Team and attended corporate meetings and Training Need Assessment (TNA) segments.
These exposures mean a lot to me because I learnt about project management which is essential to managing a consultancy. I got knowledgeable about how to run a consultancy and prospect for clients. My Experience Chinese approach to management always proved to be different from the west because there are cultural and societal characteristic pervasiveness. It is seen in their everyday life. When I was briefed about the bureaucracies of work and respect for the hierarchy, I though change is going to be different in Chinese companies but hey! there is always a way of going about it. Few rules, Never regard an employees, ideas and superior to his supervisor, never contact a subordinate before a superior, always keep an eye on the rank, do not request to meet bosses together with their subordinates. Interesting huh! When you observe these rules to the letter, and assure subordinates of complete cover, you will get all information needed for a training need assessment. The Essence and Value The job descriptions were very necessary to my future career and the 12 months that I stayed in Beijing was just like living the future in the present. CIP’s Entrepreneurial training was just superb!!! We joined China Accelerators, an organization that nurtures entrepreneurial ideas and are Venture Capitalists. In my opinion, Beijing is the best city to launch careers related to business related soft skills like consultancy, research, marketing etc because here is a heavy presence of Fortune 500 companies. I understand Beijing has the highest fortune 500 Company presence than any other city in the world because most of them interested in doing business in China, would like to be very close to the Government to get first had information about policy Changes. Networking was a very important program component I miss while at home now. On a typical networking evening, all CIP interns gather at an agreed venue conveyed to very executive programs to network with Business people. It is fun and was worth ht time too. The growth Process Performance appraisal was a very vital aspect of the internship and I loved it except the realities. In the first 2 months, my performance was not as pleasant as I thought. I was encouraged to work hard and read more and I was at my best thereafter. CIP together with my host company conducts performance appraisal on my achievements and very frank recommendations are made to keep me in check. I love it though it was very corrective. I will add my voice to the rest of previous reviewers that CIP is to be trusted and their programs are solid and the experiences are real. Professionalism and good work ethics as well as fast follow ups outclass any shortfalls. We have also vowed to be ambassadors for CIP.Read Less
Just as the famous Saint Augustine said, “the world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page”. I found this to be true on my Internship Project with CIP. It is an account I would like to give and could never finish. I tried some o...Read More
Just as the famous Saint Augustine said, “the world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page”. I found this to be true on my Internship Project with CIP. It is an account I would like to give and could never finish. I tried some of these into articles on some travel blogs, I wished my visa never expired and my family never keep asking me to come back home J after extending it for a month of jolly cruising ride and Tour.
I decided to do some internship in China after graduating from the university of Newcastle in Civil Engineering. Haven searching around for local jobs and getting frustrated, I decided to trip China to gain the experience that all employers keep asking during interviews. I am grateful my family did support this idea.
I chose CIP as an agent upon recommendation from a friend who once participated in this program. This experience probably had the biggest impact on my personal side. I′ve experienced coming to a city, I′ve never been, alone and being in a culture I haven’t met before. All this I think made my independent skills even stronger. Getting through the first week wasn’t very easy for me because of the unfamiliar. I don’t wish to portray here that it is the food I love, but my Welcome dinner with CIP staff was really an ice-breaking session.
I came for engineering internship in a well established Chinese company in Beijing for 6 months. I was arranged for 6 months internship, Language study and some business classes to know about Chinese business model since I was and is still interested in doing business in China. This company adopted very contemporarily and state of the art approaches to managing their company. They hired some foreign expats as staff and work culture was just like the west. It is amazing to see Chinese companies practice western approach to organizing while life after work is all about Chinese culture. The company sources contracts within and outside China and their reputation are solid internationally.
I was given a One-week orientation and training to fit into the department in Charge of Designing Intelligent Transportation Systems for countries and cities. They provide services relating to different modes of transport and traffic management. The department uses Information and communication Technology to plan transport networking. During my internship, I worked under a Supervisor who was ready to make me a real engineer. This was his promise to me on the first day I met him in the Coffee Yard.
I was happy for this opportunity because China despite its huge population has a well designed efficient transportation system which is worth studying about. The placement practically got me to know more.
I was involved in preparing bids for tenders and some project supervision tasks. I learnt and mastered How to prepare good bids to win international contracts. This makes me feel like a giant because I was never taught how to deal with this while in School.
I got to know how to use Emergency vehicle Notification procedures, How to development Automatic Road enforcements, CCTV systems and to use other Intelligent transport Technologies. I also learnt the basics of safety issues used to design the Chinese subway system.
Every engineer could judge how valuable this experience is going to be for me. CIP gave me a very wonderful supervisor who was doing a fantastic supervision.
No program is perfect and as such I don’t expect this to be very perfect. It took me a while to agree to the offer. My internship placement was changed twice before I finally settle for this one. I got frustrated in the process as I lost trust for the agency, but I got to realise that it is rather a stronger feature of their service because, the client have a say in deciding what eventually they settle for.
It is not easy getting paid placements for students in China when there are numerous young graduates willing to render such services for free. But to whoever is coming to China, I will recommend CIP as a sure way. Don’t miss it !!
There is this quote that my language tutor taught me which is “wherever you go, go with your heart” this is a quote from Confucius a very important figure in Chinese history. It is only when we do this that we will realise the full benefits of the purpose. Cultural shock is real!! Let’s get prepared as we go abroad for those expensive experiences that our own local companies are not prepared to give us.Read Less
Just as the famous Saint Augustine said, “the world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page”. I found this to be true on my Internship Project with CIP. It is an account I would like to give and could never finish. I tried some o...
Initially, I did fear that I would not meet expectations given the high caliber of the people and projects I worked on. However, everyone was more than happy to help me get up to speed and more. The challenge is there, but I don’t feel entirely...Read More
Initially, I did fear that I would not meet expectations given the high caliber of the people and projects I worked on. However, everyone was more than happy to help me get up to speed and more. The challenge is there, but I don’t feel entirely on my own. This is my definition of a good internship". --Ann Leonard (Ohio University) I studied Environmental Science and Policy Management in Ohio University. Haven completed my First degree, I decided to gain a much intense skill dealing with serious projects. In the first place, no continent in the world is battling environmental degradation in the world than Asia. Asia is facing serious environmental challenges posed by aggressive economic growth. China’s most important city is no exception and for the past decades, Beijing has been suffering from massive environmental degradation including massive pollution. This sets the tone for my decision to intern in China.
I finally selected CIP to help with the placement and I was allocated to an organization with a mission to promote sustainable development and green growth. Headquartered in Beijing, they are the gateway for foreign cleantech companies to China’s green business and environmental market. They organize international conferences and outreach events, receiving and sending trade missions between countries, commercializing Chinese and foreign cleantech in China, and conducting research in sustainable development and green growth models. They also contribute to the discourse of influencing Chinese Green Economy Policies through a variety of lobby activities.
This is exactly what I was interested in so I did not waste much time before accepting the offer. My duty for the first 3 months was to conduct research and interpret results and prepare presentations for international conferences. Organize logistics for international conferences and during my internship, so many conferences were organized between Israel, Singapore, Spanish and UK governments and China. As the official organization in charge of green environment in China, we played a vital role in the delivery of these conferences. Out of these researchers and policy analysts, I was supposed to spot opportunities worth exploiting and write a proposal that is actionable. These are some of my personal contributions to the company.
Over the other half of the Internship, I plan travel logistics and schedule for business delegations to International governments and companies, Support visiting partners and on-site visits to clients; and also engage in some lobby meetings.
Why I am so poised about this internship is that I worked on famous international projects such as those funded by UNIDO, UNEP, China Green Carbon foundation and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. These experiences will live with me forever and I think my International environmental agenda will happen live!
For China Internship Placements, I entertained some doubts from the beginning. I was hesitant in paying so much to them, but this was later solved. I was not sure whether I was doing the right thing. I think that they should be able to offer a proper guarantee for such huge sums of money to be wired to them. This creates so much anxiety in the entire process and makes the preparation stage very disintegrated. At a point in time, I was made to talk with my supervisor and I tried so much due diligence but was not enough to satisfy my curiosity. I had to gamble, but I got it right if I had it wrong, I should be screwed for life! as my parents will not forgive me. I was also scared by the horrible stories that I read online about some other internship providers and this scared me about scam. I don’t know what CIP could do about it, but I think they must find a way of getting ahead of other providers so more students will know about their programs.
Aside that, CIP is a sweet family to join.Read Less
Initially, I did fear that I would not meet expectations given the high caliber of the people and projects I worked on. However, everyone was more than happy to help me get up to speed and more. The challenge is there, but I don’t feel entirely...
CIP’s program has been a great choice and an inspiration allowing me to explore my Finance Career. They are well organized and understand what is required to professionally support students while in China. Tried their Mentoring and Coaching and...Read More
CIP’s program has been a great choice and an inspiration allowing me to explore my Finance Career. They are well organized and understand what is required to professionally support students while in China. Tried their Mentoring and Coaching and it was the best I could ever get
Name: Bonnie Kaki Cheng
Course: Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and human resource management)
University: University of Western Australia
Program: Internship - Financial Analyst
I am Happy to review my numerous accomplishments as a Finance Intern on the CIP Program. I was placed in Shanghai with one of the elite firms into Investment Banking and Cross Boarder Investment. I was excited because there was so much going on within the company which allowed me to first hand explore the details most aspects of Finance.
I worked directly with the Associate in charge of preparing companies for IPOs, I had the distinct pleasure of working with and overseeing a variety of initiatives and projects.
Right from the program design stage to execution, CIP remained very cooperative, supportive and professional in communicating with me and my friends.
On arrival, I joined the Company as a Financial Analyst Intern, though I did not have any first-hand experience in such an area, I was given a detailed training and on-the-job support. I was able to complete new and challenging projects at a professional level. As a financial Analyst intern, I was responsible for the financial evaluation and pre-audit work for investment projects. I also took on Evaluation Projects for IPO and OTC/NASDAQ clients. I assisted in the management and organization of Financial projects to assist senior analyst with investment Projects.
Working in one of the fastest changing sectors and within a fast paced environment, my supervisors were at the task.
Overall, the program is great and stands out as one of the best. I sat to compare the experience with other interns who were not on the CIP Program and I am convinced CIP have the best program in China
Supervisor’s Remarks We are impressed with her performance and can boldly remark that Bonnie’s work left a lasting impact on the department and places her into our top five outstanding interns we have had in the past years. We were impressed with her enthusiasm, communication skills and professional demeanor while on our internship program in ChinaRead Less
Bonnie kaki Cheng – Australia2018-08-07
CIP’s program has been a great choice and an inspiration allowing me to explore my Finance Career. They are well organized and understand what is required to professionally support students while in China. Tried their Mentoring and Coaching and...
China has been a life-changing experience and CIP could not be more helpful in the process. They are genuinely interested in helping out students achieve their goals. From the moment I step foot in Beijing, a member of the CIP team was already ...Read More
China has been a life-changing experience and CIP could not be more helpful in the process. They are genuinely interested in helping out students achieve their goals. From the moment I step foot in Beijing, a member of the CIP team was already eagerly waiting for my arrival. The team had already planned out detailed itineraries on the first day such as: checking in to my accommodation, opening up a bank account and obtaining a Chinese mobile number.
Beijing was such a culturally rich experience. The juxtaposition between the modern towering skyscraper and the ancient Beijing hutong only a few blocks apart are a sight to behold. My first choice of city was actually Shanghai; however, I am glad that I made the switch to Beijing instead. China’s capital is full of surprises and there are plenty of hidden gems within the city’s small alleyways waiting to be discovered. While it may seem that Beijing is not as international as Shanghai, the expatriates and international students community are tightly knit thus it felt to the contrary.
Studying and interning at a startup firm in China was challenging yet rewarding. I was involved in the making of an international advertisement as a project manager and therefore had to use both the Mandarin language and the English language when facing with local or international clients. The most crucial aspect of my job was to understand both the western culture and the eastern culture; by acknowledging how they differ and by making sure that there is no cultural misunderstanding between the local and the international parties.
One thing that stuck out the most was how technologically advanced China has become. From renting a bike that's readily available literally on every street with the use of the bike-sharing app to paying a street food vendor using a QR code.
I had learnt more about myself than I did in my own country within a short space of 5 months. The journey I had in Beijing was invaluable and I encourage anyone who is considering studying, teaching or interning abroad in China to go for it and have a life-changing experience through the CIP Internship Platform. I am sure you will love it.Read Less
China has been a life-changing experience and CIP could not be more helpful in the process. They are genuinely interested in helping out students achieve their goals. From the moment I step foot in Beijing, a member of the CIP team was already ...
Michelle's China Internship Review
A properly researched and designed marketing strategy is the best requirement for any multinational organization looking to break boundaries to increase global market presence and revenue. Let any orga...Read More
Michelle's China Internship Review
A properly researched and designed marketing strategy is the best requirement for any multinational organization looking to break boundaries to increase global market presence and revenue. Let any organization entering its multinational stage doubt this and they are reassured to fail 100%. I am confident about this because I had the opportunity to try and test this fact through CIP’s China Internship.
Let's assume that China is not an economic superpower but has just a mere 1.4 billion people and I will have still chosen it as a place of doing my Marketing Internship to gain international experience.
Going international to gain experiences is never cheap and will never be cheap. I decided to intern abroad but the reality dawn on me when it was time to pay for the entire project which cost me a 4 digit figure. I did what I could do just to remain safe, but my parents still doubt my choice but eventually, I took the risk.
The placement process was rigorous as I had to go through a 3 stage Interview one with CIP Placement department and two others with my host Company. It was a learning process which I never had in University. It was strange to me because I thought CIP had to do all those cover-ups. I have never heard that internships in China got that competitive and selective. In entirety, the process reassured me that this was a professional program and not another Chinese mass production factory.
I was finally placed into a renowned Marketing Research company based in Shanghai, China tasked with the responsibility of assisting the Market Entry Department. This is a team of 18 people doing different things. I am supposed to be part of the research squad and my role formed the basis of my superior’s task. Anytime, I make mistakes, he was definitely going to do same. Although I passed the interview, I panicked at this new job because this was my first major experience at doing any serious research aside School projects and my Thesis.
I was tasked with the responsibility of collecting information identified outlets such as super and hypermarkets, consumer agencies and other governmental institutions like Ports and Harbor Authority. This information was dissected and manipulated to get signals of the seasonality of demands, recent trends in demand and competition statistics. I did this on 23 brands from countries such as Italy, UK, US and Saudi Arabia. So what do you expect? I can just see mastery.
One major project which I managed and drove my motivation high was when I was tasked to collect consumer perception index for a Jewel Brand which was looking to expand its market share in China. I was appointed the head of the team with other interns coming from CIP and other agencies we could not speak Chinese, but we sailed through with very minimal assistance from some Chinese native speaking colleagues. My Chinese speaking skills were enhanced after 3 months of study and this I will confess was essential to my success. This project went successfully as I was awarded separately for it.
My working morale was high likewise my other colleagues because there was always a weekly reward for hard work and deadline massacre. The term deadline massacre was coined from a team meeting we had was asked to try to meet deadlines. So any time an employee finishes tasks before the appointed time, the TIME MASSACRE AWARD was given. This included 1000 RMB and a treat to Spa and Dinner with the department head on next Sunday. Haven worn this once, I felt it was an opportunity to network with my BOSS which I nailed perfectly.
This internship was not relevant on any continent, country or city than Asia, China, Shanghai. I got deep cultural insights from studying Shanghainese (Shanghai Residents). Shanghai is more cosmopolitan than you could ever imagine. They are also getting rich day by day and enjoying shopping as their pastime. So consumer goods are heavily represented. Name any internationally recognized brand and they have it.
I noticed that Chinese have a unique taste for quality and price. The perception is that the higher the price, the higher the quality which I do not necessarily agree but that’s the reality in Shanghai. This is a relevant pricing strategy for most brands. So I just laid a free tip J. Cultural issues entangle the work of a marketer in China and you cannot override it. For example, when a brand is seen to be associated with the wrong colors, people, animals etc which culture does not favour, the brand suffers. These facts are very petty but vital for success.
Chinese social media tools as a marketing zone is a different atmosphere for marketing. I already knew about Twitter, facebook, Instagram etc but they all were blocked in China so I had to learn about WEIBO, WE CHAT and Renren. It was worth it too because I could confidently lead a campaign on these platforms in addition to what is in the west.
This is more than just a review it is actually a memo and I hope you enjoyed it. If you are looking to develop your skills and get relevant, I prescribe CIP 100% for anyone without any reservation. Their teams are solid from Program design, Placement to Customer service.
I have been transformed and I will launch my career in China because I am addicted to the experience and way of life now.Read Less
Michelle's China Internship Review
A properly researched and designed marketing strategy is the best requirement for any multinational organization looking to break boundaries to increase global market presence and revenue. Let any orga...