San Francisco - Global Offices


Location Overview

After many years based out of downtown San Francisco, CRCC Asia has made the move to an office right across the Bay to Berkeley, California. Our original Bay Area office opened in San Francisco in March 2011 and serves to assist applicants with the pre-departure process, as well as promoting CRCC Asia throughout all of North and South America.

The Berkeley office is located right on Shattuck Street, the main artery of Berkeley only blocks away from the University. With an emphasis on multiculturalism and education, Berkeley seemed like the ideal city to continue CRCC Asia's legacy in the Bay Area.

Telephone interviews for our programs are conducted through this office, with our Advising staff available to answer questions from 9 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Office Address

Staff Members


Daniel Nivern


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Daniel studied French and German at Oxford University (Keble) and obtained a Masters Degree in International Management for China from the University of London (SOAS). He taught at a university in Hebei Province and worked with Exxon Mobil in the UK, before co-founding CRCC Asia in London in 2006. Daniel set up and managed the CRCC Asia offices in Beijing and Shanghai between 2007 and 2012, overseeing the operations of placing 4000 international students in internships in China.

Since 2012, he has been located in San Francisco where he works with global universities and institutions to develop their strategies for running internship programs In China. Daniel has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Guardian and The Sunday Times for his work with China and he was the main role in a documentary on doing business with China for American TV. He has presented on the subject of internships in China at various conferences worldwide including NAFSA: The Association of International Educators, The Forum on Education Abroad and The Global Internship Conference.

Daniel was listed as a UK Government connector, with the role of encouraging entrepreneurship amongst young Brits, he was the Vice President of the Oxford Cambridge Club Beijing, is one of the founding members of the China Advisers Network and is a member of the 48 Group Club, committed to the development of relations between China and the West. He speaks French, German and Chinese, is a keen follower of international affairs and enjoys sports, foreign cinema and travel.


Matthew Rowett

Global Director of Institutional Relations

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Matt is originally from the Bay Area but went to school at Whitman College in Washington State.  He graduated with a BA in Asian Studies after studying Chinese language, politics, and history, and completing his undergraduate thesis in Taiwan.  After graduating he participated in the Whitman In China Teaching fellowship and taught English to undergraduate and graduate students at Yunnan University in Kunming, China.

He has traveled extensively around Asia including backpacking in the lower Himalayas, scuba diving in the Philippines and studying in Taiwan.  In his spare time he is a swimmer, surfer and aspiring chef. Future travel plans include Japan, Korea and Indonesia.


Danai Sakutukwa

USA Admissions Advisor, Berkeley

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Danai earned her B.A. in International Relations from U.C. Davis, and studied abroad in Brazil. Upon her graduation, she taught ESL in both Brazil and the Bay Area, and received her M.A. in International Education from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Before joining CRCC, Danai also helped develop TESOL programming for professional development at UCSF.

Although Danai was born and raised in Zimbabwe and Australia, she feels extremely lucky to have called the San Francisco Bay Area her home since 2003. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking its beautiful trails, doing yoga, practicing Portuguese, and discovering new cultures.

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