Go Abroad China Ltd.
Go Abroad China Ltd. Programs
Thinking of interning in China? let us help you gain work experience, sharpen your skills and get credit transfer all in the China Internship Program. Get such an experience...
A chance to be like thousands of international alumni who have studied at the Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), study and live the language with flexible programs...
BEIJING LANGUAGE AND CULTURE UNIVERSITY(BLCU) is the only university in China that primarily specializes in teaching Mandarin Chinese language and culture to international...
Go Abroad China is a leading provider of paid internships in China. With over 13 years of experience, more than 600 established partnerships, over 2000 internship placements...
With over 13 years of experience, more than 600 established partnerships, over 2000 internship placements to choose from, Go Abroad China provides participants with invaluable...
Go Abroad China Ltd. Reviews
Intensive Chinese Language in BLCU
Submitted by Irgna Savitska - London Business University | February 24, 2018
I would strongly recommend you to enroll in the Beijing Language and Culture University i
I have been a student at BLCU for one semester in their "intensive" program (30 hours per week) and found it fantastic! The main argument here is that the teachers are excellent. BLCU is in fact the school in which most Chinese language teachers are trained . The best teachers usually stay at BLCU, and the very best go to the intensive program because that is where most of the students go who really want to learn the language.
I like the grammar class the most because I think I gained a lot from those classes. Most likely due to weekly dictations, homeworks, and quizzes.
So many interesting students from different countries come here to study. They have the most foreignors on campus than any other Beijing university! The teachers I\'ve had have always been kind, friendly and dedicated to teaching. I feel I have learned a lot from coming to this school and my China experience has expanded by coming to BLCU. I loved it
Program: Learn Chinese in China with GAC
Summer Intern in Beijing China
Submitted by Jamie Mathieson - Aston University | February 24, 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed it. My team were very good in giving me work and making me feel like part of the team. it has provided me with knowledge and skills which I can take forward with mw to future roles. The culture of the organisation is great and the people you get to meet and work with are also very friendly.
I felt very valued by my colleagues. Interns may initially feel as though they are "just interns" and so don't have a lot to offer. My team made sure that wasn't the case and allowed me to showcase what I had to offer. They allowed me to make a contribution to the team.
My manager was very supportive. Although he wasn't always around which is not unexpected as he is quite busy, we had weekly one to one meetings where we would review what has happened over the past week. We would address any issues that need to be addressed and plan how things will be in the following week.
My great experience at BLCU- GAC
Submitted by John Burt - Birmingham University | December 09, 2017
I had the opportunity of a lifetime and got to study abroad in BLCU in Beijing China, through Go Abroad China I always knew I wanted to study abroad, but it was an overwhelming thought with all of the options of places to go, figuring out how to make it work with my university and all the little details in between. GAC helped make the entire process smooth and enjoyable. I had an advisor the whole way through who helped me make sure I was as ready as possible for my trip abroad. Once I was there, I had the most amazing 2 months of my life.
At BLCU University Classes began soon after registration and the pace of learning was definitely not what I was used to before. Back at home, sentence structures and phrases that would take me at least a month to fully master, at BLCU University it was just a week’s task. Although in the beginning I felt a bit overwhelmed, after a while, though, things got much better and I adjusted comfortably. One thing I am still reeling about even now is the amount of homework that the Chinese teachers assigned! Now I understand why they say at least six months of serious Mandarin/ Chinese study will lead to accelerated results. The good thing about BLCU University is that they will place you in a class of people who have a similar Chinese ability to you. Learning was fun, interactive and it’s relatively simple to feel motivated if everyone around you is also determined
I had different teachers for each aspect of Chinese study: listening, speaking, reading and comprehensive Chinese. I particularly enjoyed the speaking lessons as they were about group work and small oral presentations in a class of approximately 10 people. It was fun interacting with my classmates coming from different countries, yet all trying our best to communicate in Chinese. One important tip that was surprisingly effective for me was surrounding myself with friends whose English wasn’t so good, this was good in that we were forced to communicate in Chinese and practice everything we learnt.
I created life long friendships, got to see the most spectacular views and most of all I got to experience a different culture and truly appreciate what they had to offer. I highly encourage everyone to study abroad!
There’s still so much I would like to do and see
Submitted by Wesley Burke - - | September 26, 2017
I was in my placement year, searching vigorously for an internship in my career field in law before the deadline. I had applied to several companies in Birmingham UK but wasn’t being successful in my search. Then one day while searching for internship opportunities online, l found an internship post advertising an legal internship in Beijing China. I wasn’t sure certain, but the I was really attracted to the opportunity to actually do an internship in China and so I sent in my CV and waited. While I waited I was constantly on the their website trying to do some research and gain more insight about the company. After a while I received an email from GAC and was really excited. They informed me they had accepted my application and explained they had numerous legal and law internship positions available in China and assured me I would be able to get a position before the deadline of my placement year application date.
I was so excited about the opportunity to complete my internship year in China. Above all, the opportunity to actually travel to China excited me greatly as I had never travelled that far before. Over the couple days, I discussed with my parents and university about my internship and commenced my application for an internship in China.
I was really skeptical at first about everything. I extremely researched their website, checking for reviews and looking for and speaking with former participants of their programs. I also contacted their competitors looking for other companies that offered the same services. Finally I chose GAC as think they have the best package, I was really excited about the programs they offered and after they discussed directly with my parents and I confirmed from several students from other universities in Birmingham, I was convinced enough.
Though I had little knowledge about China, I chose Beijing because, based on my initial thoughts and conceptions about China (ninjas and kungfu), I felt I would be able to experience the Chinese history culture more compared to Shanghai which was more modernised from what I had heard. I did so much research about Beijing and was really excited to visit the tourist destinations I found, like the Tianmen Square and Forbidden City. In addition, the company that offered my an internship was also situated in Beijing and so this influenced my decision greatly.
Also after discussing with GAC, they informed me Beijing was more than I had imagined (few ninjas and kungfu) and was also as modernised as Shanghai. I also loved my accommodation, which was well furnished, had great views and was situated close to my internship and school and I was able to make lots of goods friends too during my stay. I stayed in a student accommodation during my stay. Though a separate university owned student accommodation, it was the best accommodation in my opinion, I really enjoyed my stay. The staffs were really friendly and nice. They would assist me when I wanted to order food, due to the communication issue. They were really supportive, even the hard working cleaners at the accommodation.
I stayed in a shared accommodation, sharing with a good friend. The rooms were well furnished, with a heater, a air cooler, bathroom and toilet, study desk, TV and other basic amenities. We shared a big kitchen and had access to laundry machines. It also had a study room, gyms and table tennis room and all bills were inclusive. The accommodation was in a great location, close to a Wal-Mart shopping mall and about 20mins by train to my university and about 30mins to my internship company.
GAC gave me lots of support. When I arrived in Beijing, I was so nervous, I was in a different place. They picked me up from the airport, helped me feel comfortable, explained everything about my program, how it would be arranged. They updated me on my internship company, Vericant and about my Chinese school, Peking University. Once we arrived at my accommodation, they ensured I had the room of my choice and took care of registrations and tidbits. The next day someone arrived to guide me to my internship company, Vericant. They showed me how to make use of my rail card, how to top up and the best routes to get there. When we arrived, they introduced me in person to my employer and I was settled.
The next day, they arrived to guide me to my Chinese school, they showed me how to get to my school, made sure I had all the text books I needed, I got my id card and was a registered student.
An average day for me was either spent at school or at my internship. My internship company were really understanding and supportive, so I was assigned 4 days to work, Monday – Thursday, though I closed at different times each day to attend my classes at Peking University. I would work from 9:00 – 5:00 at my internship company and attend my classes from 6:00-7/8:00pm, Monday – Thursday while on Friday, which was my day off, I only attended my classes at Peking University. My tasks at my internship were assigned to me the previous week, so I had all week to complete the various tasks I was given before the deadline. This allowed me structure and plans my time to be able to multi task, completing my internship work while also attending classes. The classes were really well and organised and structured at Peking. My classes were usually 3 hours long each day, were we mostly practised out oral mandarin speaking and character writing skills on Tuesday, Chinese business and economy on Wednesday, were we studied about Chinese business practises and Chinese History on Thursday and Friday. The classes were engaging and fun and we were assessed by presentations and exams at the end of our semester.
Outside of the classroom, I looked forward to each weekend activity organised by GAC. Also, Peking University also organised great trips to various destinations in Beijing. There was always something to do or an event to attend each weekend. I also enjoyed attending professional networking events planned by my internship company, Vericant. One of my most fond memorable trips was travelling to Zhangjiajie to see the Avatar Mountain where Avatar the movie was shot. Taking a 6 hours train journey from Beijing to Zhanjiajie was one of the highlights of my journey. In addition, I spent most of my free times visiting the cinema, shopping and playing table tennis with my friends at my accommodation.
I really cant think of anything that I would want to change during my stay, I had a lot of fun, travelled and experienced a lot though I wish I had done more traveling while in China. I was able to visit the famous Avatar Mountain in Zhangjaijie, which was so awesome and visit other cities during my stay. I wish I could have visited more, there’s still so much to see in China.
My time in China has really benefitted me greatly. Apart from the professional development and boost to my CV I have gained through my internship experience. I have made great really great friends, travelled to really beautiful sites and places in China and my confidence level has really increased. I would definitely recommend this program. I still plan on visiting China again sometime in the future, there’s still so much I would like to do and see.
Program: Legal / law Internship in China
My amazing gap year in China
Submitted by Jessica - University of California | July 22, 2017
Studying abroad in China was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! I took part a gap year program in China with Go Abroad China Beijing language and culture university program which was a perfect choice because the staff from GAC pay so much attention to each student and help out so much.
I really enjoyed here, People are really nice and welcoming, sometimes a bit too much. I genuinely really enjoyed the people and the country. My host family were extremely welcoming. I felt at home from the moment i arrived. the whole family was very nice. I had my own bedroom, it was spacious, the bed was comfortable and have air conditioning. We usually cooked together, and the host family teach me how to make the Chinese dumplings and also the Chinese noodles.
Beijing language and culture university is China's best language university to learn Chinese in China, the professors were great, class structure begins with a Large Class consisting of five students and the teacher lecturing about the text read the night before. Questions asked in this class are related to the text's vocabulary and storyline. The class that follows is the Small Class which ranges from 3 to four students drilling the grammar patterns provided by the test and reviewing former vocabulary and grammar. Students are basically bombarded with questions which they are expected to answer using just learned grammar structures. Next, a Discussion Class takes place with 10-15 students where they are expected to prepare to converse about the assignment from the night before - its a chance to apply your newly learned grammar on a topic that is not about the text although it may be related. Finally the day ends with a One-on-One Class which, in my opinion, is the most fruitful in that students have the opportunity to ask questions without feeling dumb in class and also get to socialize with the teachers who are warm, friendly and very willing to help.
Go abroad China organized Chinese culture events, which allow me to better understand the Chinese culture, The weekends we went on excursions to Great Wall, summer palace, went to hiking and also rested at home. After the Chinese classes, we usually hang out with the classmates on our own during the day we were free to do so. I would recommend this experience a million times. It was such a wonderful out of the ordinary and enriching experience. it also gives the opportunity to discover a whole different culture and country in a total immersion due to staying with local people.