Cultural immersion & community in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Experience
Interning abroad is a unique opportunity to become part of a vibrant international community of students and professionals from every corner of the globe. Interns in Hong Kong have access to unparalleled networking opportunities with professionals in their field, from both Hong Kong and the rest of the world. These connections are truly invaluable, and are a key part of why most of our alumni go straight into full-time employment after completing their internship. Of course, the friendships you make while interning abroad are equally impactful. The bonds you create while traveling and exploring Hong Kong together can last a lifetime!
Our full-time team in Hong Kong know the city inside out and will show you the best of it. The Hong Kong internship program includes the following events:
Mini-Vegas of Asia day trip
Tai O Fishing Village tour
Dinner and a view on The Peak
Our full-time team in Hong Kong will organize your airport pick-up when you arrive in Hong Kong as well as your airport drop-off at the end of your internship. They will also provide a thorough welcome orientation to help you settle into this city and feel at ease. They are also available throughout your internship should you need anything at all, from restaurant recommendations to internship advice.
We also partner with Talkspace to provide all our participants with fully anonymous access to a licensed online therapist for up to 3 months. This ensures you’ll always have someone to talk to when adjusting to life in your new city.
We provide you with a pre-loaded transportation card for the first month of your internship, giving you free use of Hong Kong’s metro system, buses and trains for your commute. With your first month’s work commute covered, you can focus on settling into this amazing city and excelling in your internship.
Optional Language study
More people speak Chinese than any other language in the world. Its value is growing and is now a critical language for those seeking a truly international career. There is no better place to learn Chinese than in Hong Kong, the meeting point of the East and West, where ‘bilateral and trilingual’ communication is a government policy.
We have a partnership with the leading Mandarin language school in Hong Kong. They offer a wide range of general and business courses from Foundation to Advanced levels. The school is located in the heart of the major financial hub, “Central”, on Hong Kong Island and will be easily accessible from both your accommodation and your internship.
Let us know if this is something you’re interested in and we can get everything arranged for when you arrive.
Starting from scratch or advancing through practice – pick the class that’s perfect for you.
Regular Mandarin Course:
This is perfect for students who have an interest in learning a second language and would like to start from scratch. You will be placed in a small group and attend 20 hours of lessons – two hours per class, and you can attend one or two classes a week according to your schedule. Upon completion of this course, you will be familiar with the fundamental pronunciation in Mandarin, identify basic sentences and expressions and communicate in simple dialogues with Mandarin speakers in different contexts. Students who attain 75% of attendance will receive a certificate from the Hong Kong Institute of Language.
1-on-1 Elementary Mandarin Course:
You can also choose to undertake the Elementary Mandarin for non-Chinese speakers course with a private 1-to-1 tutor. This will be a better choice if you wish to focus on particular areas of the language and receive lessons that are more tailored to your needs or interests.
Please note that Cantonese classes are also available through our partner language school.
All options are available at all times of the year. Please contact us for further details.