Summer Chinese Language Programs are designed for Teenagers and Adults. We combine Intensive Chinese Language Lessons with creative learning methods, trips and seminars to spice up your Summer. There are participants from all across the world. Our Classes are segmented according to Age Groups and Level of Mandarin. There are varieties for you to select. Participants can join our Small Group Programs or be part of a University Program for a full credit transfer. Classes start in June till September. Enroll now to secure your seat before its fully booked
Intensive Summer Chinese Language Program
Spend this and any other summer getting immersed in a Chinese language learning environment that challenges you to explore beyond the little part of the world you know with our popular Summer Chinese Language Program. China Internship Placements’ (CIP) Summer Intensive Chinese program is available for 4 to 16 weeks within which participants are exposed to Intensive language study. The program also has components that prepare participants for HSK exams at no extra cost. It is a complete combination of University Chinese language study and private mandarin study. The curriculum is scheduled on university-level Chinese language study at China’s most prestigious universities like Beijing Language and Cultural University Summer Program in Beijing, Peking University’s Summer Intensive Chinese Language Program, Fudan University in Shanghai, Nanjing University and to mention but few.
Summer Intensive Chinese Learning Outcomes
Our intensive Chinese Language in the summer is for participants from age 14 to 50 years. The classes are separated according to age groups and language proficiency level. We host over 110 participants every summer. Here are the learning outcomes you should expect
Summer Intensive Mandarin Program Options
We have over 20 International Internships Abroad and Study Abroad Programs Hosted in Beijing. We host several International students each year and we have several combinations to offer. Looking for a customized program? Inquire with our program consultants. With affiliation to 500 multinational organizations, 2000 medium sized companies and over 1000 startups, CIP is able to place interns into any sector at all.
Summer Intensive Chinese Language
Summer Chinese Language Program
The intensive Chinese Language Program Organized in Summer is designed to be more flexible schedules and could be customized. The intensive Program has 30 hours of language study per week (6 hours per day) while the standard programs is 20 hours. Participants can combine mandarin lessons alongside other components such as internships, volunteering, travel etc. This program is flexible and has make-up classes if some tour programs have to extend. This program and has a preparation for those who would like to take HSK courses before leaving China.
Learn Chinese in a University
University Summer Chinese Study Programs
Our Summer Program in China offers intellectual discovery, cross-cultural awareness, and personal growth. By joining one of our Summer Programs, you’ll together with other participants from all over the world gain a complete awareness about Chinese Business Environment and Economy, confidence, and skills to help prepare you for life.This segment of the program houses participants who are willing to study in a university setting and would like to feel the impact of some of our partner Universities. It is made for participants whose parents, Sponsors or schools require this. Credits are awarded to this and they are Intensive Chinese language programs.
Our partner Universities offers Sumer Programs are Peking University, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong Uni and so much more. Applicants can also Combine Mandarin and Business electives
Summer Camp For Teenagers
China Summer Camp with Mandarin Immersion
Immerse yourself in China’s rich culture while learning Mandarin with our Chinese Summer Camp. Discover China’s history, legacy and place in the modern world all while interacting with locals and building on your language skills. Get ready for a thrilling and adventurous summer within the safest summer 2016 program. Got your cameras ready? you will be visiting places like
• Trek from village to village through the Dragon’s Backbone rice terraces
• Learn to speak Mandarin
• Visit Miao, Guida, Dong, Tiantouzhai and Xiaozhai minority villages
• Hike through Zuolong Gorge to get to your guesthouse
• Stay in the ancient riverside town of Fenghuang
• Camp on the Great Wall
• Visit Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City
• Rock climb and camp in Yangshuo surrounded by karst peaks and the Lijiang
• Hike in the unique Zhangjiajie National Park
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
Summer Chinese Language Program For Credit - University Courses
Where will you study Chinese in Summer for Credit? 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 Programs are organized and administered by University staff and Participants can transfer Credit. Join other participants from the rest of the world to a Summer Treat
Study Mandarin in Peking University for a semester or a year and gain exposure to Chinese language and culture
Beijing Language and Cultural University
Learn Chinese language in Beijing Language and Cultural University for a year or semester. Study with the best
Shanghai Fudan University
Learn Chinese in Shanghai’s Best University. Fudan University is one of best universities to learn Mandarin
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.
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 Summer Program Admission Committee. 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
7 Cities in China
CIP’s Engineering Internshisp in China is hosted in a variety of locations and cities across China. Come study Chinese in some of the most culturally aware cities in China, combine fun and experience.
Language Cities and Locations
Best Cities to Learn Mandarin during Summer
Summer Chinese School in 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.
Summer Chinese Language Course in Shanghai － 上海
CIP’s Study Abroad program in Shanghai sharpens participants’ Mandarin language skills, while held in one of the most dynamic, fast-paced developing cities in the world.
Study Abroad China in 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.
Learn Mandarin in Shenzhen Summer – 深圳
Our Study Abroad in Shenzhen program immerses participants in the Chinese language through a combination of intensive Chinese language Studies, immersion programs and cultural trips.
Study Mandarin in Nanjing – 南京
Our Study Abroad in Nanjing Program combines structured, intensive, university-level Chinese lessons with Internship programs, immersion and mentoring.
Intensive Chinese Language 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.
Mandarin Programs Qingdao – 青岛
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.
Standard Program Price (USD$)
Location / Dates
|June 2019||All Locations / Starts Every Monday||2 weeks -12 weeks|
|July 2019||All Locations / Starts Every Monday||2 weeks -12 weeks|
|August 2019||All Locations / Starts Every Monday||2 weeks -12 Weeks|
|September 2019||All Locations / Starts Every Monday||2 weeks -12 Weeks|
Visa Process / CIP Provides Comprehensive Visa Support
Internship and Study Visas for our Participants
How to Customize your Experience
- Learn Chinese and Intern
- Study Mandarin and Teach English
- Learn Chinese and Travel
- Learn Chinese and Volunteer etc
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.
Main details of our programs
Our programs come with a diverse participation base of: Individuals, Experts, Students & Young Graduates and also, Business people from all over the world. This presents serious environments for dialogue and networking.Pursuing cultural immersion programs in China does not only speed your Chinese language proficiency skills, but also grants an opportunity to Know China better. China Internship Placements (CIP) organizes excursions and trips to very insightful places like the Great Wall of China, The summer palace (read more about our Excursions and Trips), and more.
Highlights: Learn Chinese in China
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
Where You will Study
China Internship Placement arranged very interesting programs in internationally induced environments with the right study materials and state of the art language learning laboratories. Check our locations page for more insights about the cities, and the universities. For a deeper insight, the website carries a page on all cities and universities where site visitors could read and see pictures. We also encourage site users to Register and log in so that you could save pages and later access.
Our High-Quality Summer Chinese Language in China Program is located in China’s most exciting cities with rich historical, cultural and traditional traces suitable for immersing our 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 Mandarin Program is located in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xian and much more.
CIP’s Chinese Language Partner Program is a unique feature of our Study and Internship programs, professionally crafted to speed and consolidate listening, speaking and writing skills of our participants. It is so unique that our competitors do not have it. Participants get paired with Chinese University graduates trained in teaching Chinese as a second International language for one-on-one Mandarin language lessons. Tutorials are held at the convenience of our language tutors with more hours available upon request. These segments provide participants with additional Chinese language practice in Mandarin.
CIP organizes Business Lectures for our participants, featuring researchers from Academia, Expats & Entrepreneurs, as well as Representatives of the Chinese Business community. Within this, CIP aims to provide an in-depth insight into critical issues and shed light on opportunities available for young graduates as the Chinese economy develops. Topics like the Chinese Development Model, Cross-Cultural and Exchange management, Trade relations policies of China, Historical development of China, Development of the eChinese Financial system and the future, Chinese Stock Exchanges and Characteristics will be discussed.
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.
All accommodations adhere to our standards and regulations guaranteeing safety, security and peace of mind. There is not fear to be entertained as we remain responsible for changing accommodations in case our participants do not like them. Pictures and addresses of accommodations are sent to participants for approval before the final contract is signed. We get host Families to sign our Statement of Liability as well as Accommodation Privacy Assurance before apartments are booked. Injury and other.
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 Chinese families that 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 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. They 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 very fine opportunity to get along with 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 to business. In case participants arrive and do not like the apartments, we make changes for them. This 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 care 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 expensive than other options. These are located at premium parts of the city and closer to places 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 provide accommodation into Youth Hostels.
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.
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.
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.
Why Learn Chinese WIth CIP During the Summer
Modern Approach to Learning Mandarin
Study in an internationally induced atmosphere mixed with participants from all over the world, expats, business community. Have an opportunity to speedily improve their Chinese language skills through a-30- hour intensive language studies per week. This is garnished with optional one-on-one or group lessons. Participants are allowed to select one of these options in addition to the normal coursework.
Customized to Your Level
Enroll in language classes that are exactly your level. China Internship Placements’ Affordable Summer Study Abroad Program in China tests all participants’ level before placing them into their various classes. At CIP, no square pegs are allowed into round holes: meaning right price for right value.
Experience China like a local
Efficiently combine our summer Chinese language course lessons with trips and excursions to historical sites. It is an opportunity to explore the cities properly rather than seeing them in pictures. Experience adrenaline igniting segments like hiking, Swimming competitions, Dumpling cooking, Chinese Calligraphy, and explore traditional sites such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven. For a comprehensive list of Cultural activities and trips visits our cultural immersion page for more and refer to our city pages as well for exciting places.
Location and Cities
Intensive Chinese Language programs in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Nanjing.
Gain the deeper satisfaction by giving back to society and engaging in our volunteering program at no extra fee. There are exciting projects like Teaching Migrant Children basic English skills, spend time caring for the aged, Environmental conservation and many more. Check our volunteering page for more. These are available based on city and location.
Extended Weekend Trips
Participants are allowed to spend weekends embarking on a dream tour visiting a wonderful Chinese tourist site which they have longed to ever see* Visit our tour China guide page.
Support & Language Partners
China Internship Placements Provides Learning materials including books, Facilities and language partners who are locals
Learn Intensive Chinese Lessons this Summer
There exists another Program option called Summer Accelerated Chinese Language Study organized in partnership with our partner language Institutions located in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Nanjing. It is designed to be, flexible and combines Group Intensive Chinese Lessons with One on One or private Studies. It is flexible and could be tailored to personal schedules and there are makeup classes as well. Throughout the summer, the course combines intensive Mandarin (Chinese Language) language lessons, weekly cultural trips and tour program, a homestay accommodation option, and volunteering, corporate courtesy calls. It is not just an opportunity to intensively study the Chinese language with natives to acquire the original accent but also to discover China and its century of history. It is an opportunity to spice your summer with a tight combination of language program contents.Whichever option is selected, the components are intact and does not vary.We combine the fun and the studies that’s why it intensive. The program runs in china’s most exciting culturally aware cities Beijing, shanghai, Shenzhen, and Nanjing. Visit our Chinese study location pages for the in-depth insight into each of these cities.
Our Summer Program in China offers intellectual discovery, cross-cultural awareness, and personal growth. By joining one of our Summer Programs, you’ll together with other participants from all over the world gain a complete awareness about Chinese Business Environment and Economy, confidence, and skills to help prepare you for life.
China Internship Placements has for the past 8 years been organizing Safe and captivating Summer Programs in all cities China with 93% positive reviews and satisfaction. Just as our philosophy indicates, we review our programs each year to reflect changing situations for Summer Programs and incorporating new Standards. It is our passion and we do it best.Our Summer Programs incorporate a complete blend of ignited Experience, excitement and above all transformation. No wonder we are the only Internship and Study Abroad Professionals with huge research department. We release at least 3 reports from our field every year. We ensure our participants and remain responsible for their safety.
While we provide mainstream programs running any time of the year, we also hold summer and winter programs to serve participants who are busy with their academic work during the year. Our International Summer Programs in china are meant for Young graduates, undergraduates and all and sundry who would like to make meaningful use of the summer with travel opportunities.
Our programs are held in China’s magnificent cities with future opportunities for Young Graduates and High School Students. These cities present golden opportunities whichever is finally selected as the destination, the value is the same CIP will make sure participants’ expectations are met. Our summer Programs in Shanghai is ideal and content rich. Shanghai is a commercial giant, financial and cultural hub, and home to the largest container port on Earth. Taking your Internships and study programs will bring the world to your doorstep.
Beijing is no exception it is a living testimony to a coexistence of modern and historical part of China. It comes with full swag as its culture and accent is considered the native of Mandarin. Other interesting cities like Shenzhen which is very close to Hong Kong with at least 2 international companies formed each day that is what we call economic speed. Nanjing also like Beijing has serious developments and historical antecedents worth knowing about.
Gap Year Chinese Immersion
This program is designed for participants who wish to take a year or semester between high school and college in order to discover the world, learn Chinese Language and improve their strengths. The program also admits University/college students looking to take a year out of university and build their profile
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!
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
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