Arrival & Orientation
Once you arrive in China, we know that you will be excited to begin your adventure. In order to help you settle in quickly and make the most of your internship we provide full orientation upon arrival.
- Airport Pickup
- A Welcome Pack
- Cultural Training
- Business Etiquette Training
- Practical Advice
- Trial Chinese Lesson
- Chinese Welcome Banquet
JiC staff will welcome you at the airport, provide refreshments and take you directly to your accommodation. We will send out detailed information about our procedure before the Arrival day so that you know exactly where we’ll be located to greet you at your arrivals gate.
The Welcome Pack
This pack contains all you need to know about the city, where to go to, for certain services and how to get around.
Daily life in China may be very different to anything you have experienced before, and as with any culture, there are certain things you should be aware of in order to avoid culture shock. Our cultural training will introduce you to Chinese ways of life, and help you understand your new surroundings.
Business Etiquette Training
Chinese has a high context culture. Building relationships (guanxi) and the concept of ‘saving face’ (mianzi) are crucial to the success of doing business in China. We will teach you the things you need to successfully navigate the Chinese business environment during your internship.
Worried about getting the ‘special price for foreigners’? Want to know how to spot fake money or pick up a bargain? A local staff member will give you the low-down on how to get the best deals and avoid tourist traps in China. This practical advice will be invaluable during your day-to-day life as an intern in China.
The day after you arrive in China you have a chance to really get to know all the other participants on our programs, along with some of the JiC staff. At this sumptuous welcome banquet you will be able to try authentic local food in a traditional Chinese restaurant. The banquet is also a chance to meet the previous month’s participants, who usually like to show the new arrivals what the city has to offer.