China Britain Business Association(CBBA)

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Name: China Britain Business Association
Tel: +44(0)1733 748114
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Study/Intern-ship in China

Study/Intern-ship in China
 If you want the best experience that you can have in China, make sure to contact CBBA China Britain Business Association here for one of our language/internship programs today!

China Britain Business Association CBBA is a provider of internships for UK students and graduates in China. With our years of experience, we help students to immerse themselves into our internship programs, which help the individuals to further their personal and professional endeavours within a dynamic international environment.

Our organization operates on a foundation of ideas and principles, which include:

 Learning the Chinese language - The best way to learn a foreign language is to actually live, work, and study in the foreign country.

 Outstanding Working Experiences - Our internship and language programs are designed to fully immerse you into the cultural and business environment of China to give you an experience that you will never forget!

 Create An International Network- If you are serious about working in international business, taking advantage of internships abroad in China is one of the best ways to give yourself a head start. Since you will be interning at a company in China, the relationships and knowledge gained from this experience can help you to form an international network of people.

Make a Difference- We have many study abroad programs, which allow you to help the community in China, whether by teaching English or providing other types of services. This giving of yourself in the cause of service can help you to feel like you are making a difference in the world.

Easy Enrolment - CBBA will take care of all of the necessary documents and paperwork to make it easier than ever for you to get into China. Once in China, we make sure to offer and provide support during the entire period of your exciting stay.

2015 Program Starting Dates

June                     06th June
July                      07th  July
Auguest               08th  Auguest
September           09th Sepytember

October               10th October
November            11th November
December           12th December

2015 Price List

4 weeks              Chinese Professional Internership        £1000.00
8Weeks              Chinese Professional Internership        £2000.00
12/16 Weeks      Chinese Professional Internership        £3000.00


Accommodation is not included within the program fee. When you enroll in one of our internship or language programs, we will help you to find a suitable housing that meets your needs and budget. One of the most popular choices is that of staying with a Chinese family, or staying in a traditional Hostel. Private apartments can be shared amongst participants, and is offered as another accommodation choice. Depending on your budget constraints, CBBA is here to recommend the living arrangements that will work best with your financial situation.

China Homestay:

If you want a truly unique experience, nothing beats a Homestay option. Homestay is a fantastic way to immerse yourself into the Chinese Culture, as you will learn how a Chinese family lives day-to-day.

Host Family Profiles

Homestay host families are affluent and /or upper middle class, and live in private homes. The host family will give you your own private room and provide two to three meals a day. From this location, you will have access to public transportation in order to easily travel. Host families are carefully monitored and go through a detailed application process and interview before being accepted as an eligible host family.

 Arrival Info

 Arriving into Beijing, no matter what your total internship duration, this trip begins with 4 weeks of Mandarin lessons.

Internships placements (with a trip minimum of 1 months actual internship work) would then begin afterwards. The two combined, this means that the minimum total length of this trip is 2 months.

Airport transfers and a welcome orientation are included.

CBBA Scholarship program

CBBA is thrilled to be able to offer opportunities for scholarships to high performing students whose financial situation or other restrictions would not allow them to participate in Full Package Internship program. The CBBA Scholarship program provides scholarships that cover the entire cost of the Full package China Internship Program. If you are interested in internships but do not have the necessary funds to cover the cost of the internship, the CBBA Scholarship program is a great way to help your dreams come true.

 CBBA will make decisions on all applications within 20 days after the application deadline. The winners may receive notification directly or through their participating universities or institutions of higher learning.

 If you are interested in applying for the Scholarship program, please fill out the Application form (Email for application form.) below and submit it to CBBA. Scholarship winners will be determined based on the evaluation of the application and CV (resume).

Accommodation & Meals

Staying with a Chinese host family in Beijing for the duration of your trip, you will be taken directly to your accommodation after first arriving at the airport. All host family stays have been thoroughly checked to ensure their quality, and in return for your room and stay, you will be expected to teach your hosts around 5 hours of English a week.

Giving you the best and most authentic cultural experience, staying with a host family is the best way to improve upon your own Mandarin and gain a quicker understanding of Chinese culture and everyday life. Family stays are mostly located either in or close to the city, with easy access to public transport, shops and entertainment.

Alternatively, if you would prefer you can choose to stay in your own room in a shared apartment, or take a shared room in a hostel. This would be more expensive however. Please contact us for further information regarding this option.

You will receive 2 meals a day and these will be your breakfast and your dinner.

You should apply for this course around 2-3 months minimum before you plan to arrive in Beijing, to allow your visa and internship applications to be processed. You should also ensure your passport will remain valid for at least 6 months after your anticipated return date, and see your GP before travelling to discuss any relevant vaccinations or medication you may need.

Your internship placement will be confirmed before you travel.


Book Your Place


Booking this programme with a £99 deposit, you’ll be refunded if you are not accepted onto the internship programme.

You will then be sent an application form which should be completed and returned along with your CV and a passport sized photograph. Your CV should state your qualifications and previous work experience. (And should show your relevant experience to the type of internship you wish to join)

Processing Your Applications & Finding an Internship

Reviewing and processing your application to assess your suitability (occasionally telephone interviews are necessary) can then take up to one week. If you are accepted onto the programme we will start matching you to a suitable host company, which can then take a further 2-6 weeks.

Your internship placement offers would then be discussed with you. In order to secure your internship, you may be required to take an interview with the host company, confirming your placement (via phone or Skype).

Final Stages & Visa Applications

If you are successful you will then receive a letter of acceptance. We will then help you to apply for your ‘F’ visa. This visa enables you to both study (for your Mandarin Lessons) and work (your internship) in China. Please note your visa will be linked to this programme, and may not be used to find alternative or paid work whilst in China. Visa costs are not included.

 Personal Liability Insurance

For this trip you MUST ensure that your travel insurance contains Personal Liability cover. This is in case you experience the misfortune of a workplace accident. If you purchase Gap 360 travel insurance you will be covered for this. 

 Group Size

During your Mandarin classes you can expect small class sizes. On your Internship you will most likely be independent (though will meet some great new colleagues!), and will have the opportunity to socialise with other international interns through organised (optional) social and cultural events and trips, or by contacting other interns via a regular intern newsletter.


This internship trip begins on the first day of every month.

This programme can run from a minimum of 2, to 12 months.

No matter what your total internship duration, this trip begins with 4 weeks of Mandarin lessons in Beijing.

Internships placements (with a trip minimum of 1 months actual internship work) would then begin afterwards. The two combined, this means that the minimum total length of this trip is 2 months, though as internship work can last for anything up to 12 months in duration, the total trip length can stretch for anything up to a year. 

Arrival & First Weeks

Arriving into Beijing, you will be met at the airport and taken to your host accommodation (You will be living with your Chinese hosts for the full duration of your stay). During your first week you can expect to receive an orientation into China, and will have an introductory welcome meal with our in country team. Your first four weeks will then be spent taking Mandarin lessons.

Mandarin Lessons

Settling into Chinese life, no matter what your internship duration, all trips will begin with an initial four weeks of Mandarin lessons. Enabling your new Chinese life to run a little more smoothly, learning Mandarin (one of the fastest growing languages on the planet) will not only help you to get ahead in everyday life, but can improve your business skills and CV no end. Learning a new language, especially one widely used in business is one of the major benefits of this trip!

Language courses will begin on the first Monday of every month (Trips as a whole begin on the first day of the month), though will not run on public holidays.

Held in good Mandarin schools, you can expect small class sizes, designed to provide you with the quickest and most accelerated level of learning, as well as boost your confidence. Helping you to master daily Chinese and basic speech, your time on the course should help you to adjust and adapt to Chinese culture and everyday life, not just give you a basic grasp of the language.

Of course, living with a Chinese host family during your stay, you’ll have plenty of time to perfect your Mandarin mastery, and will be expected to return a favour a little: teaching 5 hours of English to your hosts a week.

Please note, language class durations can be extended if you would like. Please contact us for further information.

During Your Internship

Your itinerary during your internship will vary depending upon the work you choose to do and the company you join, though as a general outline business hours in China are 9-5, from Monday to Friday. Typically you’ll be expected to work between 30 and 40 hours a week.

To help your find your feet and to settle you in, you’ll be taken to your internship placement by our in country staff on your first day. Introducing you to your new colleagues, you’ll be told all about your roles and responsibilities; your workload shouldn’t be too manic during this stage, as the first few weeks are largely used as adjustment and transition time. Once your host company gets know you and your skills however, the real work begins! Formal dress is recommended for your first day at your internship.

Once you have completed your internship, you will receive a certificate of your work experience, and a reference from your host company. You may also be offered the chance for a more permanent paid position, but this is by no means guaranteed. If you are interested in finding permanent, or full time employment in China after your stay, our in-country partners can arrange to put you onto China’s largest Human Resources recruitment database. Further job hunting would be your own responsibility however.

Internships can last from 1 to 12 months, though typical durations are between 3 and 6 months.

What's included

  • irport transfer upon arrival
  • A welcome orientation and welcome pack
  • A welcome meal with the in country team
  • Accommodation with a host family*
  • 4 weeks of Mandarin lessons in Beijing
  • Help with finding an internship placement
  • Accompaniment to your internship placement on your first day
  • A small allowance to cover transport and food, will be given to you on work days**
  • 2 meals a day with a host family stay (breakfast and dinner)
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • 24 hour emergency support

*You will be expected to teach them English for 5 hours per week
** This may not apply to short/ 1 month intern durations

What's not included
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance (your policy MUST include Personal Liability cover) +
  • Lunches
  • A return airport transfer
  • Visa costs (though we can help you obtain your F visa)
  • Extensions of your language lessons
  • Optional trips, excursions and social activities

 Travel Insurance covers this should you wish to purchase it