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
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 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 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 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 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 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 my internship and commenced my application for an internship in China.
I was really skeptical at first everything. I extremely researched their website, checking for reviews and looking for and speaking with former participants of their programs. I also ed 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 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 China, I chose Beijing because, based on my initial thoughts and conceptions 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 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 20mins by train to my university and 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 my program, how it would be arranged. They updated me on my internship company, Vericant and 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 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 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 the assignment from the night before - its a chance to apply your newly learned grammar on a topic that is not 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.
Submitted by Devi - Adelaide university | July 11, 2017
Studying in china was not the easiest decision I've ever made, but by far it has been the best. Go Abroad China Provided me with amazing housing, support, tourism, networking events and more that I wouldn’t have had without Go Abroad China. During my experience, I had an amazing time traveling in Beijing and learning the Chinese language and Chinese culture. I was study at Beijing Language and Culture University, which is the best university to learn the Chinese language, I lived with a Chinese couple who helped me experience the country very well, they were extremely kind, welcoming, and helpful with everything getting comfortable in China.
From going to forbidden city, to watching and playing Taichi to making the Chinese dumplings, I was able to fully immerse myself in the Chinese culture and enjoy my time. I recommend anyone who has any slight interest to study in China to just apply and go for it. This experience will change the way you view studying at University and will give you the chance one more time to be a freshman really live at University like you never had.
My internship experience with GAC
Submitted by Austin - - | March 06, 2017
Overall I enjoyed my experience with GAC. I was pleased with the amount of knowledge I learned and the new experiences I went through during my internship as a financial analyst at a finance company which GAC found on my behalf. The internship made me realize how fast things move in the finance industry and I feel it has prepared me well for the transition from university to the work force. The diversity of the work I completed made me realize my capabilities and had me further develop my skillet, and consolidated my interest in the industry. The networking opportunities to work alongside partners and analysts from different backgrounds will no doubt accelerate my career. In the future I would like to undertake another internship before I officially commence my professional career.
GAC also organised activities throughout my time in China, and provided valuable assistance when required.