Maria Margarita Contreras knew why she chose the Middle Kingdom to do an internship.
"China is an amazing place to learn and develop. In my opinion, having the opportunity to work and live and to know China is without a doubt a great advantage to better position myself in the competitive job market," the 25-year-old, who studied business at the University of Wales, says.
Maria, from Columbia, will do an internship in Shanghai at CissCo Trading Co., Ltd, a supplier of complete plastic extrusion equipment and systems for pipes, sheets, films and other products. The company is looking to expand in Latin America, and she'll be working in their international trade and sales department.
"Since my roots are Latino and I speak Spanish, that's a plus."
Maria, while thrilled at an opportunity in China, understands challenges lie ahead.
"I know it's not going to be easy," she says. "I can't speak any...