Originally published in February, 2011
In early 2011, Get in2 China Group established a partnership with Southern Methodist University (SMU), located in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Through this partnership, 20 students from SMU were able to visit China while on their summer break. Participating in a 3-week long program, the students had the opportunity to get both professional and cultural experience while participating in an internship with a company in Beijing. For most of the students this was their first time in China and undoubtedly one of the most unique experiences they ever had.
According to the students themselves, the China Internship Program benefited them in several different ways. First, from the professional point of view, working for a Chinese company enabled them to learn first-hand about the peculiarities of doing business in China. In the light of China’s rapid economic growth and its increasing role in global affairs this knowledge will...