Asia Internship Program
Asia Internship Program Programs
Thanks to its geographical location, Thailand has become one of the most desirable destinations for businesses to settle in. As a fast-growing and highly internationalized...
Hong Kong is known worldwide for being the place where the West and the East meet. This and the fact that a big part of the Asian economy relies on their financial market...
Malaysia is a vibrant country with a diversity that very few countries in the world can match. It is a country located in the heart of South East Asia that embodies 28 million...
Indonesia is one of the most idealistic destination to participate in an internship program. It is a great place for your future business opportunities as it has been maintaining...
Singapore has been performing their economic activities in a positive trend and has a strong manufacturing and service sectors as their twin pillars. By doing an internship...
China, a country that has been in an outstanding position on the global economy with the spot of the world’s largest exporter and second largest importer, and its fast-growing...
Vietnam is an extraordinary, yet a charming country that has one of the fastest economic growth in Asia. It is a place where there are many opportunities available for young...
Known as one of the top technology hubs across the globe, South Korea is an incredible country to explore and to do an internship. South Korea, as it is one of the developed...
Asia Internship Program Reviews
3 month internship in Vietnam
Submitted by Theresa - - | January 09, 2018
My trip to Ho Chi Minh City was my first time in Vietnam and also my first real world working experience which turned out to be an amazing adventure also. The bulk of the preparations was taken care of by AIP who made sure I had my visa, picked me up from the airport and sorted me out with accommodation in a decent location.
I really enjoyed the daily routine I had in Vietnam, I found it so interesting how taking a daily nap is not only expected but encouraged. As someone who partakes in the odd siesta this was the greatest thing someone could have told me. Other than the sacred daily nap the work life was pretty full on as I was in an international company. The other staff members were really nice and accommodating and I couldn't say a single thing against them - accept the cleaning lady who never put the paper towels to dry your hands in the bathroom. For those looking to take part in something new, unique and exciting I would defiantly suggest this program.
Kiwi's adventure to KL
Submitted by Sunny Varlas - Eastern Institute of Technology | January 09, 2018
I think the most interesting thing about Malaysia is the fact that there is no one culture. There is Chinese, Indian and Malay influences which leads to my favorite part about Malaysia - the food. Chinese food like Hainanese chicken rice, Indian food like ayam masak merah and Malay food like nasi lemak - you can't get food even close to that in New Zealand. I was based in KL which was convenient for weekend trips, I got to go the Batu caves, visit monkeys and fireflies and go to Panang. Sadly after my internship I had to go straight home for college so I didn't have any time to travel, which is why I made such an effort to travel on weekends. I met some other interns who had arrived in KL before me so I got to go on most of my adventures with them :) My internship in an architecture agency was more hands on than I expected which was tiring but undoubtedly beneficial. I don't regret coming here at all and I'm defiantly relieved to have some relevant working experience on my CV not just bar work. I recommend this program to anyone who might find themselves in a similar situation than me and who want to be ready for the job market after graduating.
My adventurous experience in Malaysia
Submitted by Nanci Mews - - | January 08, 2018
6. Malaysia is a mix of different races and religions where Malays, Chinese, Indians and many other ethnic groups living together. I chose Kuala Lumpur to do my internship because it’s very diverse as it’s culture. I was really happy where I was placed at, so AIP did a really good job on that. The most important thing is that I’ve learned and gained something from the internship. I met so many interns that were going through the same experience as I am, so we bonded really fast. The accomodation wasn’t in a good location tho. I have to take 2 buses to get to company.
Besides work, I manage to travel around Malaysia like Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. I got to see and try the local foods too. Surprisingly, It was delicious! I enjoyed every minute of it.
Submitted by Gerty Pulver - - | January 08, 2018
As a fresh graduate with little to no IT experience but still feeling like I deserved some sort of reward for finishing my studies I thought travel + work experience seemed like the right path, I went on Go Abroad and found AIP. I was a little apprehensive at the start so I actually contacted one of the girls who had left a review for advice - her encouraging words swayed me and I applied! Three months later I was in Indonesia. Everyone in my office was so nice and kind to me as admittedly at the start I had no idea what I was doing but they were patient with me and I was well into the swing of things by the 2 week mark and was able to see my University studies come to use - good to see they weren't for nothing! Sometimes the office was quiet and a little boring but that happens in most work places so it didn't phase me at all. As much as I enjoyed my work the highlight of my trip was defiantly the travelling. I went to an amazing elephant sanctuary in Ubud and and did the chocolate pod tour where I saw how chocolate it made, it doesn't smell as good as you might imagine but still really fun to experience! I wasn't the biggest fan of the beaches on Bali just because they were quite crowded. I am really fortunate to be able to have such an amazing opportunity to live an work in somewhere so beautiful as Indonesia this is a program I have been recommending to all of my friends since returning home!
Working in a hotel in Bandung
Submitted by Rose - Suzhou Centennial College | January 08, 2018
I came to Indonesia because I wanted to work in the tourism industry for experience after University. I am studying hospitality but I took a gap year to travel and to get experience also. Thailand is the first stop on the list then my internship in Indonesia. I wanted to stay in Indonesia the longest because to me it is the most beautiful country. I was only travelling for 9 months but it was the most amazing time. My internship was in a hotel based in Bandung which had alot of travelers, I had to work behind the desk and help with making reservations. After I graduate I want to open my own hostel in Harbin so this experience is very important to me, I learned alot while working and I did some travelling too. I recommend AIP for providing internships and I recommend Indonesia to travel to.