CIP + Mandarin

Program

Combine professional experience with personal development by joining CRCC Asia on our Chinese Language + Internship Program, which combines the professional aspect of our internship program with the academic benefits of our intensive Chinese language program.

Talk to one billion more people

We have teamed up with a top Chinese Language School to help you learn practical and effective Chinese. You will spend one month intensively learning Mandarin Chinese. This will start you on the right track to adding a new language, and will be a substantial help in navigating your way around China.

Chinese is the world’s most spoken language, as well as being an official language of the United Nations. The total number of Mandarin Chinese speakers worldwide is almost 1 billion. Although English remains the international language of business, Chinese is becoming more and more important around the globe.

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You will have 20 classes a week of intensive Chinese class that promises to get you speaking from the start, giving you the confidence to talk in Chinese. With guaranteed small class sizes or the option of one-on-one tuition, you’ll get individual attention to maximize your learning. Classes last for 50 minutes followed by a 10 minute break, and you can spend your afternoons practicing your new language skills in and around the city.

Although the program is available in all three locations, Beijing is by far the best place to study if you want to immerse yourself in Mandarin. Northern China speaks the purest form of Mandarin as compared to Shanghai where the Shanghainese dialect is prominent, and Shenzhen where the prominent language is Mandarin, but you may find Cantonese spoken due to Shenzhen’s location in Guandong Province.

Gain real international business experience

After coming to grips with the language, put your new skills to good use and work for one month in an international or Chinese company. This will give you a unique opportunity to develop your professional skills in an industry of your choice.

Taking an internship is widely regarded as one of the most effective ways to start a career in a particular sector. It gives you an insight into the inner workings of a company through which you can learn many key skills to add to your CV or resume.

Includes


We ensure that every aspect of your trip to China, from your internship to our regular social and cultural activities, is managed in a friendly and professional manner.

*Please note, not all features listed below are included in the China Internship Program (Basic), for more information about this program please ask your regional office upon application. The China Internship Program (Basic) has been designed to make China more accessible to a wider audience. Take part in our China Internship Program (Basic) for 1, 2 or 3 months in Shenzhen and you will be provided with a visa, airport pick up, basic welcome pack, basic accommodation, induction day, company drop off, 24/7 support and an internship in one of your chosen sectors.

Accommodation

Accommodation
During your internship in Beijing, Shanghai or Shenzhen, you’ll stay in professional, quality, clean and modern serviced apartments with other CRCC Asia participants.

Pre-Departure & Visas

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CRCC Asia will organize your Visa application through our regional offices and provide comprehensive support prior to your departure to China.

Arrival & Orientation

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Upon your arrival in China we will collect you at the airport, before providing a full day of seminars and presentations on Chinese culture.

Social & Cultural Events

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On a regular basis CRCC Asia will arrange a variety of social and cultural activities for all program participants to help you experience China and its culture in depth.

Business & Networking

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We understand the importance of networking in China, which is why we arrange a series of business seminars and networking events during your program.

Survival Chinese Lessons

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Speaking the language is becoming increasingly important for those who want to work with and in China, which is why we arrange weekly Chinese Mandarin lessons. Survival Chinese lessons are not included if participating in the CIP + Mandarin program.

Support Network

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Our bilingual teams in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen will be able to provide on-the-ground 24/7 support throughout your time in China.

Alumni Network

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Our 6,000+ strong network of program alumni is an excellent resource to connect with when you return home after the completion of your program.

Locations


As each of our programs works slightly differently some are only available in specific locations. This page outlines the locations in China where ourCIP + Mandarin is available.

Over the past century China has endured much political, social and economic upheaval, and has emerged from this turbulence to become the world’s fastest growing economic superpower. From the fall of the last imperial dynasty in 1911 to the economic ‘opening up’ in 1978, which sparked China’s meteoric global rise, the country has become a subject of significant global interest and investment.

China has a permanent seat on the UN Security Council as one of its founding members in 1945, and was accepted into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. It is clear that China has taken its place as a major international power both economically and politically.

 

Our CIP + Mandarin takes place in the following locations:

Beijing

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Beijing is the traditional seat of power in China. In the past it has been home to China’s ruling imperial families, and the city still serves as the country’s heart, as well as its political, educational and cultural hub.

Shenzhen

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Shenzhen is Southern China’s major financial center. Located immediately north of Hong Kong, it is an increasingly important hub for high-tech, engineering and pharmaceutical organisations in China.

Shanghai

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Shanghai is China’s most internationalized city and has become a global financial powerhouse. With its cutting edge architecture and strong expat community, Shanghai has grown into a truly global and progressive city.

Prices


These are the Prices for our CIP + Mandarin. If you are interested in our other programs please visit the Our Programs page.

The following table outlines current prices for our programs, excluding flights and insurance.

We take payment online through the secure merchants Google Wallet (UK and USA) and PayPal (Australia and New Zealand), or over the phone via debit/credit card.

Program Fee

Programs in Beijing and Shenzhen

* Price varies depending on length of Intensive Mandarin program.

Our Programs 2 Weeks 1 Month 2 Months 3 Months
CIP + Mandarin £3595 £4395/ £5095*

Programs in Shanghai

* Price varies depending on length of Intensive Mandarin program.

Our Programs 2 Weeks 1 Month 2 Months 3 Months
CIP + Mandarin £3795 £4595/ £5295*

Programs in Beijing and Shenzhen

* Price varies depending on length of Intensive Mandarin program.

Our Programs 2 Weeks 1 Month 2 Months 3 Months
CIP + Mandarin $5895 $7095/ $8295*

Programs in Shanghai

* Price varies depending on length of Intensive Mandarin program.

Our Programs 2 Weeks 1 Month 2 Months 3 Months
CIP + Mandarin $6195 $7395/ $8595*

Programs in Beijing and Shenzhen

* Price varies depending on length of Intensive Mandarin program.

Our Programs 2 Weeks 1 Month 2 Months 3 Months
CIP + Mandarin $6995 $8495/ $9895*

Programs in Shanghai

* Price varies depending on length of Intensive Mandarin program.

Our Programs 2 Weeks 1 Month 2 Months 3 Months
CIP + Mandarin $7495 $8995/ $10395*

Programs in Beijing and Shenzhen

* Price varies depending on length of Intensive Mandarin program.

Our Programs 2 Weeks 1 Month 2 Months 3 Months
CIP + Mandarin €4995 €6095/ €7095*

Programs in Shanghai

* Price varies depending on length of Intensive Mandarin program.

Our Programs 2 Weeks 1 Month 2 Months 3 Months
CIP + Mandarin €5295 €6395/ €7395*

Media & Testimonials


Don’t just take it from us – find out for yourself what people, organizations and institutions are all saying about CRCC Asia!

Testimonials

Over 150 previous program participants have submitted their own personal reflections on their time in China. Read about their experiences first-hand to better understand our programs.

Intern Blogs

Each month over the past four years an intern on one of our China programs is selected to blog about their experiences in China. Over 100 intern blogs have since been posted for you to review.

Photo Gallery

Separated into categories our gallery of photos are all submitted from our program participants, and provide a visual indication of what life in China is like with CRCC Asia.

Media Coverage

CRCC Asia is regularly featured on a variety of leading international publications including the BBC, Sky News, The Guardian, USA Today and the Australian Business Review.

Alumni Success Stories

Since our program first began operating in 2006, we have had many alumni contact us with information of how their time in China benefited their career afterwards. Read more about these success stories.

Procedure


This is the Application Procedure for our China Internship Program. If you are interested in our other programs please visit the Our Programs page.

Whilst we do try to review applications in accordance with the timeframe set out below, please note that during our peak seasons we may experience expected delays which can extend this process.

Procedure Steps

  • Apply
  • Review
  • Interview
  • Outcome
  • Confirmation

1. Apply

In order to begin your internship, you will need to submit an electronic application to our program. You can do this on our Apply page. Please familiarize yourself with our different programs before submitting your application.

Our programs run on a regular basis throughout the year. Please browse our Prices & Dates page for more details about our specific program start dates.

2. Review

Upon receiving your application, it will be reviewed by your nearest Regional Team who will initially assess your suitability for our programs. They will review your entire application, paying attention in particular to your CV/resume and answers to our long-form questions.

We find that applicants who spend time creating a comprehensive and well thought application will have substantially higher chances of succeeding with their application. We always recommend utilizing our Live Chat services if you do have any questions about our applicant requirements or criteria.

Note: Please ensure your uploaded CV/resume is no more than two pages.

3. Interview

Those applicants who are successful at the application review stage will be invited for a telephone interview.

The interview will be 20-30 minutes long and your interview performance will be taken into consideration when determining the final outcome of your application. We will assess:

  • Your suitability for our program interning in China
  • Your relevant past working and voluntary experience
  • Your interest in China and the specific industry for which you applied

Your interview will usually be conducted by a member of our Regional Admissions Team who are trained to understand the key competencies a program intern needs to possess; you will be assessed for these skills as part of your telephone interview. This assessment will be conducted through a series of situational and evidence-based questions.

We recommend that applicants review their resume/CV carefully before their interview, as this document will be used as a base for questioning by your interviewer. You will receive an electronic copy of your application via email for reference, which will contain the specific resume/CV you sent through to CRCC Asia.

How to Prepare for my Telephone Interview

While CRCC Asia does not provide a comprehensive list of potential interview questions, we do have a number of key recommended external resources that we encourage applicants to review before their interview:

(Please note that CRCC Asia is not responsible for the content on these external websites, these pages are recommended at the time of writing)

The main purpose of our telephone interview is to determine your suitability for our program and the depth of your skills and experience.

4. Outcome

After your interview (normally a few working days) you’ll be informed of the outcome of your application to join our China Internship Program by email.

If you are successful with your application, you’ll receive an offer which will formally invite you to join the program and details how to confirm your place.

5. Confirmation

As places for our programs are understandably competitive, we ask that successful applicants confirm their place on the program by paying a deposit within one week of receiving their offer.

The remainder of your fee is then due one month after paying your deposit, or a minimum of six weeks before your departure date, whichever is sooner. Flexible payment options are available, please contact us for more information.

6. Welcome!

Once we have received your deposit, you will have formally joined the program, welcome to our China Internship Program!

After receiving your deposit payment, we’ll begin working on your placement, and formally welcome you to our program by providing you with our informative Welcome Pack, which provides more detailed information about your program in China.

Next step: After receiving your final payment, we confirm details of your placement around four to six weeks before your departure (please note this is a guideline and may differ during peak seasons).

If you have any questions about this procedure please feel free to contact us for more information!

Please be aware that we are unable to inform you of the company at which you will be interning until we have received full payment.

For more information about this please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

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