“I’ve definitely enjoyed my stay in China, it has gone so quick. The highlights are meeting different people from different cultures all in one place. I also travelled to Beijing a few weeks ago, that was pretty cool as well!”
Ola recently completed his 8 week International Trade internship programme in Qingdao.
“This experience has improved my employability as I am exposed to different cultures, and understand how to look at problems from a different perspective, and having new issues to deal with. I’ve just finished my placement year, and it was just the same thing – Engineering, 9 to 5, in front of a desk and with the same type of issues. While being here, I’ve seen how business is conducted in a different way, I’ve seen how you have to be a different person to get what you want in China. ”
Ola’s internship was funded through the Generation UK programme, and arranged and provided by InternChina. Ola chose to complete his internship in Qingdao, however with Generation UK you can also choose an internship in Chengdu or Zhuhai! The funding covers the cost of your programme, which includes your accommodation in China, comprehensive health and travel insurance and 24/7 support from InternChina staff while on place.
“For future interns, I would advise you to do a lot of research in terms of what you want to do, what city you want to go to, and make sure every day you are here counts towards something because it goes by so quickly. Just enjoy your time, and don’t take it for granted!”