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At a Glance
During your internship, you’ll be free to spend your spare time exploring the endless wonders of China – and in a country spanning a massive 19.2 million kilometres, you won’t be short of things to do and see.
Your first week will be an orientation, where you’ll learn about Chinese history and culture and also participate in a guided tour of magical Beijing. Throughout the programme, you’ll have expert staff on hand to help out with suggestions on great places to go, or even just the best spot to grab some street food.
Not finished exploring?
Here are a few suggestions to get you started!
- Leshan Giant Buddha: This 71-metre high Buddha is carved out of stone cliffs at the confluence of three major rivers in Sichuan. It was carved around 800BC by devoted monks who thought that the Buddha’s presence would protect ships making the treacherous journey past. This big Buddha is not to be missed!
- Huangshan: This vast and jagged mountain range lies in Anhui province, and the name translates as ‘Yellow Mountain’. Huangshan is an example of some of China’s most breath-taking scenery, with pine forests reaching into the sky atop dark, brooding peaks – and it’s recently been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t forget your camera.
- Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding: One for the animal lovers among us, this research base is home to over 80 of the nation’s favourite bears, so pop in and say hi!
- The Terracotta Army: Xi’an, Shaanxi province, is the barracks of an army with a difference: they’re all made of clay. Thousands of terracotta warrior models lay buried under the ground to protect the Emperor Qin Shi Huang in his afterlife, until being discovered by local farmers.