If you really want Value for your trip to China, you will be better off enrolling in Beijing Language and Culture University Chinese Language Program through CIP. Here is a quick reason why; CIP has placed over 459 Students into this University augmenting their experience. We understand you want better experience which is not built into university programs. We help you combine your study with Internships, volunteering, Trips and travels, 24/7 support and personal safety which universities do not provide but are vital to your experience. CIP admission officers will take over your application process, adhere to deadlines, book apartment, pick you from the airport and communicate efficiently with you. We care about your safety and you will get $100k insurance package and private doctor with an international Hospital
Learn Chinese Language at BLCU
Beijing Language and Culture University Chiese Language Program is most preferred for its flexibility and affordability. Beijing Language and cultural University provides University Mandarin studies for participants in CIP’s University Chinese language study program in China. It is a whole new experience full of massive exposure. From the combination of properly structured Chinese language lessons to tour China program which offers trips to Dalia, Inner Mongolia and the rural sites in China. Whether looking to do a year, semester, summer or winter in Beijing, Our BLCU University mandarin program in Beijing is ideal for you. Join our BLCU Chinese language study program in China and unite with students from all over the world and from your country. Our Beijing language and cultural University Chinese program is a platform for young graduates to meet interact and share ideas about the future. It is also meant to enhance and foster tolerance and responsible global citizenry. Join the best and most popular Study Abroad Program in Beijing and get admitted into our BLCU mandarin Program. The Beijing language and culture university summer program is also opened to all nationalities.
BLCU Student Review
Experience Studying Chinese Language at Beijing Language and Cultural University (BLCU) There are plenty of varieties to Choose. Select from Semester, Year Study Abroad, Summer, Winter and including short-term programs from 4-12 weeks. These Language Programs run at various levels from Basic, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, and Advanced levels
Using CIP’s platform for your Chinese language study in China, grants you extra support than you will ever get else where. You will gain access to complete 24/7 support, and we will design it to your expectation.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Beijing Language and Culture University Summer Program and Immersion Activities
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.
- 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
The BLCU language program places our participants into Beijing language and cultural university.
BLCU is normally referred as “The Mini-United Nations” because it houses numerous international students from different continents and countries. It is a vibrant atmosphere with an exciting experience. BLCU specializes in providing professional courses in various fields, such as foreign languages, Chinese language study in China, information science, and finance. BLCU made the explicit aim and plan to build a first-class language university and to promote the development of four great academic fields.
BLCU deliberately and with much effort helps foster the growth of academic faculty and supplies language courses designed for our Study Abroad China participants and International students.
Dates – Standard Programs
|Course||Duration||Application Deadline||Program Start Date||Program End Date|
|Spring||4 Weeks||22nd Jan 2018||28th Feb 2018||27th Mar 2018|
|1-Semester(For Chinese who born abroad)*||22nd Jan 2018||28th Feb 2018||26th Jun 2018|
|1-Semester(Business Chinese)*||22nd Jan 2018||28th Feb 2018||26th Jun 2018|
|1-Semester||22nd Jan 2018||28th Feb 2018||26th Jun 2018|
|1-Year||12th Jan 2018||5th Mar 2018||TBA Jan 2019|
|Summer||4 Weeks||25th May 2018||28th Jun 2018||25th Jul 2018|
|4 Weeks||15th Jun 2018||26st Jul 2018||22nd Aug 2018|
|4 Weeks||29st Jun 2018||2nd Aug 2018||29th Aug 2018|
|5 Weeks||8th Jun 2018||19th Jul 2018||22nd Aug 2018|
|6 Weeks||1st Jun 2018||12th Jul 2018||22nd Aug 2018|
|8 Weeks||25th May 2018||28th Jun 2018||22nd Aug 2018|
|Fall||5 Weeks||18th Nov 2016||21st Dec 2016||24th Jan 2017|
|12 Weeks||9th March 2018||11th Apr 2018||26th Jun 2018|
|4 Weeks||23rd Nov 2018||27th Dec 2018||23rd Jan 2019|
|12 Weeks||3rd Aug 2018||13th Sep 2018||5th Dec 2018|
|1-Semester(Business Chinese)*||3rd Aug 2018||13th Sep 2018||11th Jan 2019|
|1-Semester(For Chinese born abroad)*||3rd Aug 2018||13th Sep 2018||11th Jan 2019|
|1-Semester||3rd Aug 2018||13th Sep 2018||11th Jan 2019|
|1-Year||27th Jul 2018||10th Sep 2018||TBA Jul 2019|
Dates – Intensive Programs
|Course||Duration||Application Deadline||Program Start Date||Program End Date|
|Spring||12 Weeks||24th Feb 2018||30th Mar 2018||21st Jun 2018|
|1-Semester||13th Jan 2018||23rd Feb 2018||23rd Jun 2018|
|Summer||4 Weeks||Jun 2018||3rd Aug 2018||30th Aug 2018|
|12 Weeks||Aug 2018||14th Sep 2018||10th Jan 2019|
|1-Semester Fall||Aug 2018||14th Sep 2018||10th Jan 2019|
Dates – Summer Program
|Course||Duration||Application Deadline||Program Start Date||Program End Date|
|Summer||2 weeks||29th May 2018||25th Jun 2018||8th Jul 2018|
|2 weeks||19th Jun 2018||16th Jul 2018||29th Jul 2018|
|3 weeks||19th Jun 2018||16th Jul 2018||12th Aug 2018|
|4 weeks||3rd Jul 2018||30th Jul 2018||19th Aug 2018|
CIP is Unique
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience Beijing as a Local Study at BLCU
Spend a Semester, A year, studying Chinese Language in Beijing Language and Cultural University. 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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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