China

The Intern Group

I went to Hong Kong with this program in 2015 summer and had a very positive overall experience. It was a very well organized program and the value boost to my resume/overall career enhancement well exceeds the program fee......indeed I think it will pay for itself many times over. Getting to work in the financial capital of Asia - getting coached by a leading Asian financier - and living this with other interns from all over the world = priceless.
A once in a lifetime experience.

Program:
Location: China
Posted: Mar 13, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Projects Abroad

I spent my winter break in Chengdu, China interning for a food promoting social media company. It was such an amazing experience. Upon arrival, I was greeted by a member of the Projects abroad staff who showed me to my apartment, workplace, language school, and the surrounding "hangout areas". My apartment was in a very central location about a 10 minute walk from my placement and my roommates were from all over the world! At my placement I made lifelong friends who showed me the "real China". They encouraged me to try the local food and experience life as a local. They were locals who were not much older than I was. Having the opportunity to become friends with my coworkers really allowed me to experience China in an in depth way. I even got to experience a family meal at one of my coworker's homes. In addition, Projects abroad offers language classes which made getting around Chengdu a bit easier (it is not a very westernized city so not very many people speak English). I learned more interning in China than any class or book could have ever taught me. It is an experience that I would recommend to any one. Stay open minded, try all of the food even if it sounds gross, make friends with the locals, and most of all soak in every moment. (If you're in Chengdu, go see the pandas! They are so cute!)

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: China
Posted: Feb 14, 2016
Overall:
9
Support:
8
Value:
9

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

I spent 6 weeks volunteering in China, working 2 weeks in a disability centre in Xi’an and the other 4, teaching in the city of Weinan.

David Zhou runs the program in China and I cannot stress enough how great he is as a program leader. Even before I arrived in China, David was always on hand to answer any questions or concerns that I had. This did not stop once I arrived either. Whether helping other volunteers to arrange post placement travel plans, recommending food to try, or helping us when we got lost, he always had time. As did his family. If you’re fortunate enough to stay at the home base in Xi’an, like I did for the first two weeks of my placement and every weekend thereafter, you’ll be welcomed with open arms from David and his family.

As you are pretty much given free reign in the placements, it can be difficult to know what to teach, what to include in lessons and how to get everyone involved. Whatever programme you opt for however, the support you will receive from the people around you is second to none, provided you’re not afraid to ask for help or guidance. The kids I worked with were extremely curious and sometimes a little shy, but all of them loved playing games and having fun. It was often a case of trial and error, but the kids enthusiasm and excitement at having you there definitely made teaching one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

It’s also quite difficult to sum up just how good the food in China is. Whether eating in the Muslim Quarter or dining at Jim’s (Ask David to take you), China knows how to turn ordinary food into something that’s unforgettable. It can however, take some getting used to. Food in the homestay is basic but lovely, and for the best Chinese dumplings in the whole of China, you need not leave the homestay.

All in all, I would certainly recommend the IVHQ China programme. It could be one of the most rewarding things you ever do!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: China
Posted: Jan 24, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
9
Value:
9

Comments

Hi Amy, thanks for your feedback. It's great to hear about your experience in China and we are glad that you felt supported by IVHQ and by our local team in Xi'an. Very jealous of the dumplings! Thanks for being an IVHQer and we hope to see you on another program soon.

Gi2C China Internship

I will be direct. This company is a scam. They claim that 80% of their interns get job offers by Fortune 500 or MNC companies in China.This is BS. As one of their own former employees told me, they have NEVER had any of their interns placed with a Fortune 500 or MNC Company.

Also, after I did research at the below web sites I discovered that they fabricated (or bought) their "great reviews" and testimonials.

http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?681896-Gi2C-is-a-clever-China-interns...

http://www.scamorg.com/gi2c-org-38

http://eslwatch.info/forum/china/117-fraud-warning-gi2c-and-other-china-...

http://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com

http://antifraudintl.org/threads/beware-of-china-internship-visa-scams.9...

You will also notice in the last link that Gi2c tells its clients to lie on their visa application in order to get into China. Why? Because since 2013 Z visas are required for China internships and Gi2c is not licensed nor allowed by law to sponsor Z visas. Just google "Gi2c internship scams" and learn the truth about these crooks.

Program: Gap Year
Location: China
Posted: Nov 23, 2015
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1

Gi2C China Internship

Gi2C assistance was really good. I feel safe. They helped me in the application process, especially for the visa, every time I had questions, I could email to them, they responded really fast. I worked in “The World of Chinese”. Every day I was writing short and long blogs. That was really an ideal job for me, I loved it a lot, the research was kind of a challenge, because it’s different in China, with the web browsers you have to get used to, all the licensing, and how to manage the language, so that you don’t have to get and take it down from the websites, it’s an interesting thing to learn. I like the challenges.

Program: Gap Year
Location: China
Posted: Oct 14, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

Gi2C China Internship

I believe that my trip to China was very valuable, personally. I have experienced a lot of the culture in the month that I was here and this part of the experience I very much enjoyed. The trips and activities organised by Gi2C were mostly the highlight of my time here, especially the Great Wall tour.
Professionally, I believe that 1 month here, was too short. I don't think I had enough time to prove myself in the Law Firm and therefore the tasks reflected the fact that they didn't know much about me besides what was written on my C.V.
The people I have met here have been amazing!! It has definitely been a culture shock but I would recommend this programme to anyone looking for an adventure!!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: China
Posted: Sep 30, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Gi2C China Internship

The program was great, everything went smoothly for me. Gi2C was very organized and was able to help me with various different issues in Shanghai. The only flaws I would say is that, there aren't too much work at the internship, the job can be quite dull.

Program: Gap Year
Location: China
Posted: Sep 30, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

Gi2C China Internship

It was rather hard at first to get around the city, but I am now more comfortable with taking the subway and bus. The staff has been very supportive and helpful. Overall it was a great experience, both with GI2C and on my own.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: China
Posted: Sep 30, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
9
Value:
10

Gi2C China Internship

I've been here for 2 weeks, my daily job is searching some information about spain immigranting. And sometimes I will do translation. I think the working environment is well, I have chance to speak English, however, it's not very satisfied. I would like to do something interesting and can learn something new. But I'm enjoy it~

Program: Gap Year
Location: China
Posted: Sep 30, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
8
Value:
8

Gi2C China Internship

I have enjoyed my time in China, being in Beijing is definitely an experience and I have visited some great tourist destinations on my days off, but unfortunately in terms of my internship I have not gotten much out of it at all.

Program: Gap Year
Location: China
Posted: Sep 30, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
9
Value:
9

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