special months in Shanghai
Submitted by Veronica Tramelli - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore- Milan | November 23, 2016
it is a very usefull and fun experience. Shanghai is a very cool and vibrant city. I like it! I really like my work place, it's very friendly and the collegues are very nice. In addition I live in a very beautiful area where there are many clubs, bars, and I usually meet other friends. The apartment in which I live is nice even if sometimes is a little bit dirty. My room mates are very fun we sometimes go out together. In addition during this experience I had the opportunity to take part in some events with my host company. The last one was in a very cool and rich hotel here in Shanghai. Shanghai is a very nice city even if there are many differences in culture compared to Italy.
Submitted by Esther Adu - Miami University | August 29, 2016
The internship I did in Beijing was great! I got the opportunity to work with an NGO and it really opened my eyes to the "behind the scene" ongoings of non-profits, I felt like I learned a lot from my internship abroad in Beijing! The ImmerQi team were also always there to help me when I was facing issues with my apartment and having trouble getting to the airport!
The other side
Submitted by Mike - West Virginia university | August 10, 2016
This program was absolutely one of the most amazing experiences of my life. My placement was amazing I worked with an Iranian-Chinese company.... Helped them launch a store and manage English speaking marketing. I met so many friends and loved the culture!
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
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