Gives you the opportunity to gain international work experience in a dynamic economy, learn Mandarin and become culturally immersed in one of the most fascinating countries in the world.
By joining Volunteer Program China you can get involved in making a difference to the lives of local children! We work with a wonderful non profit organisation, which supports the development of blind and visually impaired orphans in Beijing.
China had a lot of appeal to me and the program sounded perfect for my situation.
Put the effort in ! With everything; your teachers, other interns, your travelling but especially the language. Whilst writing this, I am in my last month of the internship and wish I had put more effort in with the language in the previous few months. Don't let China go past you, it's too easy to just get in from a days work and start watching a film and have a pot noodle. It will fly by so you need to put the hard work in!!
Expect the unexpected, and just remember you are not here to change anything! So just enjoy the whole experience with an open mind.