My Internship in China Past Review

By (Business, Coventry University) - abroad from 03/08/2017 to 05/08/2017 with

Go Abroad China : Internship in China Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained professional skills and got to see and experience a new culture

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

My internship program was a worthwhile experience, now i'm back home and since i've been applying for jobs, my work experience in China stands out all the time.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

GAC was always available on the phone. The staff were really friendly and supportive

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My living arrangement was great, I stayed with a very caring and friendly host family.

* Food:

The food was great and as a vegetarian, there was always so much food and choices to choose.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The cultural activities and trips organised by GAC were fun and made me more understanding of the chinese culture.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I didnt have any health issues during my stay. Though I would suggest coming with some medicine or first aid.

* Safety:

My stay in China was safe. I had no issues at all.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Having an internship abroad on my Cv has proved really beneficial in my job search and I got to travel to China. I would definitely do it again.


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Host Family
  • The Classes
* What could be improved?
  • The cost of the program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I had huge doubts about China before I left base on a few reviews I had found online, but I am glad I took the chance and gained very worthwhile and valuable experience

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.