Get the information you need before you come about what life in China is really like. These articles focus on daily life issues and topics such as how to ride the train in China and what actions might be ok in your country but are considered rude in China. Read general Life in China articles or specify by city. If you are doing your internship in Shanghai, the Life in Shanghai section is just for you. Likewise, if you will be interning in Beijing, the Life in Beijing section will be of special interest for you.

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Drinking in China

b2ap3_thumbnail_image003_20140319-063459_1.jpgDespite media portrayals of China as "conservative," the country is quite liberal when it comes to alcohol, more so than most Western countries. Furthermore, alcohol consumption isn't relegated to the indoors like a bar or club and can be consumed almost anywhere. Tsingtao is the country's signature beer - and it isn't a bad one either! So if you're doing an internship in China and like to drink, you're in the right place.   The legal drinking age in China is 18, suitable because you must be 18-years-old to do an internship in Beijing or an internship in Shanghai. Alcohol is ubiquitous in Beijing and Shanghai, and China is hardly Puritan when it comes to the stuff. You can buy alcohol at the corner store, at the supermarkets and at the abundant liquor and cigarette shops. Beer is cheap. A 600ml (the standard size in China) bottle of Beijing's local beer Yanjing costs...
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Day trip from Beijing

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140318-103032_1.jpgIn a previous post here, we talked about three short-haul trips from Beijing. However, there are quite a few more possibilities and today we’ll be talking about how to get to another great location when you have a free weekend. As an intern in Beijing, you will most likely want to not only explore the city but also other cool places in the near vicinity. Shidu Located about 80km to the SW of Beijing, Shidu literally means “tenth crossing” because you need to cross the Juma River ten times in order to get to the town. The best time to visit is between March and October. What to do in Shidu? Bamboo rafting down the river is a very fun and relaxing activity in Shidu. The cost is RMB 30 for one hour. Bungee jumping is also available for around RMB 200. If you’re going with a group of friends or...
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Getting Your Fill

internships in ShanghaiChina is a great place to eat. Period. And Getin2China offers internships in Beijing and internships in Shanghai, which just so happen to be the best cities in China to let your palate run wild! In both cities, you'll get a strong mix of local and international cuisine. Because Chinese from all over the country flock to Beijing and Shanghai to live and work, the local food scene is varied, whether from the northeast to the southwest and all points in-between. Furthermore, Beijing and Shanghai - as the Middle Kingdom's respective political and financial capitals - are home to hundreds of thousands of expatriates from Asia to Europe to North America and elsewhere, which means an international food scene that beckons. Exciting food opportunities await you as an intern in China. Here's what you need to know about eating out. No tipping, no tax. There is absolutely no tipping at a...
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Flying in China

PEK airportIn a previous post here on the Getin2China blog, we looked at the joys of taking the high-speed rail to satisfy any travel urges during your internship in China. This post will look at flying in the Middle Kingdom – when it’s a good idea, when it isn’t and what you need to know.   Gi2C will place you on the mainland at either an internship in Beijing or an internship in Shanghai – the country’s two most globally connected cities. They’re also of course two of the most domestically connected cities as well. If you’ve got travel on your mind as an intern in China (in addition to kicking butt during your China internship program), Shanghai and Beijing are the best cities to base yourself.   Websites. The best English-language (and multi-language) website to check flights and prices is the user-friendly Ctrip. The site has regular promotions on flights and...
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High-speed trains in China

intern in China and take a high speed trainChina is a massive country, one of the world's largest. But exploring this vast land isn't as difficult as it looks. The Middle Kingdom is in the midst of rapidly expanding its transport infrastructure. New flight and high-speed rail routes are opening up all the time. There's never been an exciting time to travel within China than now! Whether you're doing an internship in Beijing or an internship in Shanghai, you're in luck: Both cities - one the political capital, the other the financial one - are two of China's premier transport hubs. Getting where you want to be is cake. Below is some information about the country's high-speed trains to help you as an intern in China get your travel plans off the ground. In a later post, we'll look at travel by air. High-Speed Trains. One of the best ways to travel in China is no doubt by high-speed...
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