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Customize Your China Gap Year Program. Combine Internship/ Entrepreneurship, Volunteering, Travel, and Chinese Language

“Yes, you should be ready for surprises. Perhaps your veterinary student will discover she faints at the sight of blood and just wants to be a musician. Think of a gap year as preventive medicine before you’ve paid freshman year tuition…” Susan Moeller

China Gap Year Program Introduction

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

A gap year decision is a huge point— which puts you on the spot, meaning letting go and stepping outside of your comfort zone. As a Participant in this program, you will be exposed to international experiences with a wide variety of choices and components. We also brief participants about their selected career path and future opportunities, in the process we get to equip participants who are not very clear about their career choices to make sound decisions. Gap Year in China is the best decision to kick-start your professional life, you will gain experience in your career field, learn Chinese language,Network, Travel, Volunteer, Have fun while interacting with the local people. Its a Complete Package

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Customized Gap Year Programs in China

Gap Year organized in China exposes Participants to real issues to put their thought process ahead. Participants will explore challenges facing our time, immerse into Chinese Culture and define their career path

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Gap Year Combinations

You are not restricted to how much you can have on your gap Year plate. In fact, you can have all. Gap Year Program participants can combine several components to augment their experience. Internships will help you clarify your career goals and identify yourself with the experiences before committing to study it in university. Language and Travel Programs are designed to build on your Chinese Mandarin skills and setting a solid personal profile while Teaching Programs help participants make some extra cash while in China.

Internship in China

The Internship Component prepares you for a career Ahead.

Learn Chinese - Mandarin

Learn Intensive Chinese Mandarin Language with the Best tutors

Volunteer in China

Adding a volunteering program to your gap Year increases fulfillment.

Travel or Teach English

You can also teach English as part of your gap year, earn extra cash

Program Components for Gappers

Our Affordable Gap Year Internships presents the best combination of components that maximize your resources and experience while on an internship in China. Its Internship and Career strategy on the same platform. Get ahead of your peers with our Mentoring and Coaching, and stay safe with our Insurance worth $100,000 in health expenditure and emergency evacuation

Admission into any of our Programs
Extra Value:- Combined with Internship / Volunteer
Discover China:- Business Seminars, Networking & Social Events, Including Fun Trips to Historical Sites
Accommodation, Homestay, Visa & Insurance
All Learning Materials Provided / HSK Preparation
24/7 China Support, Orientation, Airport Pickup, dropoff. SIM, Transport Card & Phone

Application Process

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

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.

Planning Phase

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

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

Life Style

7 Cities in China

CIP’s High School Programs in China is hosted in a variety of locations and cities across China.  Come study Abroad and Chinese in some of the most culturally aware cities in China, combine fun and experience.

Language Cities and Locations

CHINA GAP YEAR CITIES

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

Beijing Gap Year

Gap Year in Beijing

Join our Gap year program in Beijing and gain an ideal and unique opportunity to participate in Career and personality development. Learn Mandarin, intern, volunteer and travel

Study in Shanghai

Gap Year in Shanghai

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

Study in Beijing

Gap Year in Guangzhou

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

Study in Shenzhen

Gap Year in Shenzhen

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

Study in Nanjing

Nanjing – 南京

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

Study in Beijing

Chengdu – 成都

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

Study in Beijing

Qingdao – 青岛

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

Dates and Fees

Language Program Prices and Start Dates

We have several programs running on the CIP platform and each vary with Prices and dates For extra and detailed information, kindly visit our Language price page for extra details.

Duration

Standard Program Price (USD$)

2 weeks 2246
1 Month 3342
6 weeks 4688
2 Months 5334
3 Months 7276
4 Months 8862
5 Months 10740
6 Months 12598
9 Months 17722
10 Months 19530

 

Start Months

Location / Dates

Duration

October 2018 All Locations / Starts Every Monday of the month 2 weeks-12 months
November 2018 All Locations / Starts Every Monday of the month 2 weeks-12 months
December 2018 All Locations / Starts Every Monday of the month 2 weeks-12 months
January   2019 All Locations / Starts Every Monday 2 weeks-12 months
February  2019 All Locations / Starts Every Monday 2 weeks -12 months
March   2019 All Locations / Starts Every Monday 2 weeks -12 months
April  2019 All Locations / Starts Every Monday 2 weeks -12 months
May  2019 All Locations / Starts Every Monday 2 weeks -12 months
June  2019 All Locations / Starts Every Monday 2 weeks -12 months
July   2019 All Locations / Starts Every Monday 2 weeks -12 months
August  2019 All Locations / Starts Every Monday 2 weeks -12 months
September  2019 All Locations / Starts Every Monday 2 weeks  -12 months
October   2019 All Locations / Starts Every Monday 2 weeks -12 months
November  2019 All Locations / Starts Every Monday 2 weeks-12 months
December  2019 All Locations / Starts Every Monday 2 weeks-12 months
January  2020 All Locations / Starts Every Monday 2weeks -12 months

Visa Process / CIP Provides Comprehensive Visa Support

Internship and Study Visas for our Participants 

In order to Intern in China legally, you will need a student visa which is an X Chinese Visa category. Though it costs CIP so much money to get these documents, we do not want to put you into legal brawls while in China. The Chinese Government is very serious about this.
CIP Partners with the right government organizations to provide these visas. Check out our Visa Description Page
Learning Chinese in China, CIP will provide a student visa for your trip to China. We have a Dedicated Support Team standing by to help you with filling visa application forms, submission procedures etc.

How to Customize your Experience

Want a complete Experience?Make the best of your study in China and engage in other services for free
Our Programs can be combined and customized at all levels. Studying Chinese Language in China? you are allowed to combine it with internships, volunteering and part-time Teaching. These are possible options available but there are limitless combinations you can make and Our staff is experienced enough to help you realize the maximum benefits in Coming to China.
  • Learn Chinese and Intern
  • Study Mandarin and Teach English
  •  Learn Chinese and Travel
  • Learn Chinese and Volunteer  etc

 

Gap Year China with Entrepreneurship Exposure

Gap Year China with Entrepreneurship Exposure

Young people are getting more interested in exploring Entrepreneurship as a career. Our Gap Year China with Entrepreneurship exposure gives participants the opportunity to engage with startup communities. China has become the second largest destination for startups in Technology and Internet of things, E-commerce, Environmental Management, Financial Technology and so much more. You will learn about how these companies operate, staff and source funds by shadowing one of their executives. Some of these Startups are, Startup Grind- funded by Google, China Accelerators, and other Communities

This is more than just a normal Gap Year Program Abroad you will be transformed. The Knowledge gained boosts your confidence in the classroom whether you are pursuing an Engineering, Business or science career. You will think Different from others

 

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.

Meet The World!

Our programs come with a diverse participation base of: Individuals, Experts, Students & Young Graduates and also, Business people from all over the world. This presents serious environments for dialogue and networking.  Pursuing cultural immersion programs in China does not only speed your Chinese language proficiency skills, but also grants an opportunity to Know China better. China Internship Placements (CIP) organizes excursions and trips to very insightful places like the Great Wall of China, The summer palace (read more about our Excursions and Trips), and more.

Highlights: High School Study Abroad

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
We provide Support for participants and create home away from home. We support Participants just like Parents will do
iving with native host families or a Shared Apartment, and even campus dormitories
Professionally developed combining classroom lessons and cultural trips and immersion
Engaging in meaningful and worthy volunteering causes,
Travelling and trips to Historical sites.
Participating in classes with students from all over the world in an internationally boosted environment

Gap Year in China with Transcripts

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

Gap Year China Advantages

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

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

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

Gap Year Study Abroad China: Language Partner Initiative

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.

Gap Year Program in China

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.

Gap Year Program Fees and Locations

Fees:

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

China Gap Year Combinations

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

Gap Year China Accommodation Options

Homestay accommodation / Shared apartments

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

Private apartments

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

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

Program Cities

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

Our Gap Year Program Safety Commitment

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.

Gap Year China Insurance

Insurance

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

Pre-Departure Orientations

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

Gap Year Work Experience and China Internships

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

Standout in college application

Our Affordable Gap Year program in China presents a golden opportunity to mingle with a 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  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.

  • 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

High School Programs in China

This program is designed for High School participants who wish to take a year or semester to study Abroad, pick a career and discover the world, learn Chinese Language and improve their strengths. The program also admits Teenagers into local high school programs or for short-term Language programs. Its designed to transform

Intensive Summer Chinese Language

Join our Summer Mandarin Programs and explore China as a local. We combine intensive Chinese language lessons, cultural trips, and deep immersion. Applicants can also intern in China. Due to a high application, we accept only selected few based early application

Get Started with CIP

Wondering why CIP is an ideal platform for your Immersion and Language study in China? Check out a list of compelling reasons why we are a cut above cutting edge for international internships and study abroad opportunities. Identify how the CIP Platform can help you plan your study and Internship Abroad.

A Wonderful Review

You know it’s not easy to please parents but we did! Listen to a proud Father talking about CIP and the transformation his daughter had on our program

INTENSIVE CHINESE LANGUAGE

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

Housing

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

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

LOCAL HOMESTAYS

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

SHARED APARTMENTS

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

PRIVATE APARTMENTS

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

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