Suite 2201, Tower A2, Pinguo Community 32 Baiziwan Road Chaoyang District Beijing, , 100022 China
Our Mandarin & Culture Program allows you to learn Mandarin at an accelerated level whilst experiencing Chinese culture on a daily basis. You can study for as little as 1...
Chengdu was amazing
Submitted by Alexander Elliott - - | April 18, 2016
Living and working in Chengdu was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had the pleasure of doing. The working and social environment is something I really warmed to very quickly and as a result I will definitely be going back to work there in the future.
I was fortunate to have very pleasant work colleagues & a comfortable working environment. That and the day to day living in Chengdu was very comfortable. There's always so much to do and see and even in 3 months I was only able to see a fraction of what I wanted because there is so much. The culture there was very interesting and this meant I never had a dull day.
I was also fortunate enough to make a lot of good friends out there who I made a lot of good memories with, both in Chengdu and travelling outside it.
I would recommend this experience to everyone.
Submitted by Ândria Seelig - Porto Alegre Brazil | April 17, 2016
It was the first time I left my country. I traveled to the other side of the world, completely out of my comfort zone. Fortunately, I had the help of wonderful people of Bethel and ImmerQi. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, helping me when needed. The teachers and staff at Bethel were extremely patient with me because I couldn't speak Chinese and most of them didn't know English. It was not a problem, but a good challenge. A great experience.
I fell in love. The little ones are adorable and I had the opportunity to be part of their education and growth. They won't remember me, probably, but I'll never forget them. They became really important to me in a surprising way.
I was supposed to stay only three months, but I loved so much the work that I asked to stay more three months. And, if I had conditions, I would have stayed longer.
I met several people, from China and other countries, and made great friends. I'm grateful to everyone who took part in this wonderful moment of my life. Thank you all!
I can't wait to comeback to China and visit Bethel again.
Program: Volunteer Program China
Experience of a lifetime
Submitted by Justin Kempes - Technological University of Delft | April 07, 2016
With a scorching cup of coffee in one hand, I boarded a plane that would take me to an experience of a lifetime. My time in Chengdu went above and beyond all expectations that I had had. From day one, I was accepted into a group of people that would become family. A group of people that would guide me around the Sichuan province and show me all the beautiful things it has to offer.
Having worked all over the world, working alongside my colleagues in Chengdu was probably the most refreshing and valuable aspect of my internship. I have come to realize that the working culture is one that is unique to Chengdu alone. As opposed to looking purely at efficiency, I was taught that being in peace with oneself and to enjoy the moment came before efficiency. Along with laying a strong foundation with many big figures in the Chinese economy, the professional aspect of my Chengdu internship was definitely a fulfilling one.
My biggest regret is staying for the short time that I did. One month is simply not long enough to capture the essence and brilliance of Chengdu and all of its surroundings. Had I known before of all the wonderful people like Cassie Shu who would welcome me to Chengdu with open arms, a longer stay would have been a requisite. I will unquestionably head back one day. Back home now with a cup of tea in my hand, I can definitely reflect on how Chengdu has changed me as an individual and how it will continue to shape me throughout my life.
Program: Engineering and Science Internships
Submitted by Malik - Drexel University | March 19, 2016
It was full of challenges and adventures. My work was rigorous and enlightening. It taught me what I needed to work on and what I was good at. I also got the chance to greatly improve my language skills and general proficiency. I was never bored and the food was excellent. I would recommend this opportunity to anyone who is seeking to explore places beyond what they would call home.
Program: Engineering and Science Internships
Enjoy the little things
Submitted by Tessa van de Wouw - Hotel Management School Maastricht | February 01, 2016
My experience in Beijing has been amazing. I have been here for 5 months and I never thought I would enjoy it this much, since China was not my first choice. Looking back, I am really happy I came to China. My time here has taught me to be more independent, able to communicate with people from a completely different culture and to just enjoy the little things in the big city. I feel like I have become more mature during this experience and if I had the chance to do it again, I would. Of course not everything has been amazing, there are a lot of (cultural) challenges which is normal since it is so different from what I was used to. But when you overcome certain problems, you feel extra proud of yourself! I am very grateful for this opportunity, all the amazing people I have met and all the things I have gotten to experience. I have enjoyed it to the fullest and time flew by so I guess I will have to come back pretty soon ;) Thanks ImmerQi for this amazing journey!
Program: Hospitality Internships