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Location & Accommodation

We offer internship opportunities all over China, but since Beijing and Shanghai is the most popular international metropolis, many of our interns are in Beijing (BJ) and Shanghai (SH).
If you want to experience in other cities, like Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xi'an, we are happy to make corresponding arrangements since our corporate members are located national wide.

A glimpse of Beijing:

Bird Nest-Olympic 2008               

BEIJING is the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is not only the nation's political center, but also its cultural, scientific and educational heart as well as a key transportation hub. Beijing has served as a capital of the country for more than 800 years. 

The city has many places of historic interest and scenic beauty, including the Forbidden City - the largest and best-preserved ancient architectural complex in the world; the Temple of Heaven--where Ming and Qing emperors performed solemn rituals for bountiful harvests; the Summer Palace - the emperors' magnificent garden retreat; the Ming tombs--the stately and majestic mausoleums of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors; and the world-renowned and genuinely inspiring Badaling section of the Great Wall. 

Location: Beijing is located on the western coast of China on the Pacific Ocean. Beijing stands at the northern tip of the North China Plain. Tian'anmen Square in the center of Beijing is situated at 39°56" North Latitude and 116°20" East Longitude. Beijing lies at approximately the same latitude as Philadelphia in the U.S. and Madrid in Spain . The city is 39% flat land and the other 61% is quite mountainous area. Beijing is surrounded by the Yanshan Mountains on the west, north and east while the small alluvial plain of the Yongding River lies to its southeast. Beijing faces the Bohai Sea, and the area is also called the Beijing Bay.

Area: Greater Beijing has an area of 16,808 sq km.

Climate: The climate in Beijing is of the continental type, with cold and dry winters, due to the Siberian air masses that move southward across the Mongolian Plateau. The summers are hot owing to warm and humid monsoon winds from the southeast bringing Beijing most of its annual precipitation. January is the coldest month and July is the warmest. Winter usually begins towards the end of October. The summer months, June to August, are wet and hot with about 40% of the annual precipitation.

Time: Time used in Beijing and all over China is called Beijing Standard Time. It is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 8), and 13 hours ahead of New York time.

Population: 21.15 million (2014), half of the people live on the outskirt of the city.

Ethnic groups: The permanent residents of Beijing come from all of China's 56 ethnic groups. The Han nationality accounts for 96.5% of the total. The other 55 ethnic minorities claim a population of more than 300,000, most of them are from Hui, Manchu, and Mongolian nationalities.

City Flowers: In the spring of 1987, delegates to the Sixth Session of the Eighth Municipal People's Congress, meeting in the Great Hall of the People, 
overwhelmingly approved the scholar tree and oriental cypress as the official city trees, the Chinese rose and the chrysanthemum as Beijing's official city flowers. 

The rose, a Chinese native, has been cross-bred many times, but it still has half of the original Chinese strain. Known as Perpetual Spring, Monthly Red, Snow Challenger and Victorious, it is fast growing, regenerates easily and is graceful and long blooming (May to October). The chrysanthemum has many names and varieties. In Beijing potted chrysanthemums may be seen year round. They flower in summer and fall naturally but can be forced to bloom any time of year. During the Qing dynasty, there were 400 rare strains of chrysanthemum. Beijing's flora-culturists now boast more than 1000 varieties.

City trees: The stately cypress symbolizes the courage and strength of the Chinese people, their simple, hard working nature and their defiance in the face of aggression. This Plateaus Orientals, or Oriental Arborvitae, can grow as tall as 20 meters. Some of those in Zhongshan Park were planted as long as 1,000 years ago during the Liao Dynasty. The scholar tree is a symbol of good fortune, joy and well-being. Dating back to the Qin and Han dynasties Sophia Japonica were planted extensively at the Tang Dynasty Imperial Palace in Chang'an. At Beihai Park an ancient specimen in the courtyard of the Painters Corridor, is believed to have been planted during the Tang Dynasty, before 907. Another ancient scholar tree near the Broken Bridge in the Forbidden City is said to have been planted before 1125. Both are well adapted to Beijing's cold, dry winter, hot and dry summer, and alkaline soil. 

A glimpse of Shanghai: 

Pearl Tower                         

SHANGHAI, today, is a multi-cultural metropolis with both modern and traditional Chinese features. Bubbling Shanghai shows off every aspect of her unique glamour.
Location:  Shanhai literally known as "a port on the sea", is the largest city of China mainland, and located in the East China on the mouth of Huangpu River. Originally, Shanghai was a seaside fishing village and in time its gradual development led to it being granted County status on August 19th, 1291 during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Hence this day became the anniversary of the founding of Shanghai.

Area: 6,341 in total, of which the Pudong New Area occupies 523

Climate: It isn't very cold in winnter or very hot and dry in summer. Shanghai is sobtropicai climate. It fits to live.

Population: 18.7 million, including 2 million immigrant population.
City flower: White magnolia, which blossoms extraordinarily early. When winter waned and spring comes, the white magnolia has already in full bloom before Qingming Festival, i.e. Tomb-visiting Day. The white magnolia has big flowers spotlessly white and blooming upwards, symbolizing a kind of the spirit rising in great vigor. Therefore, white magnolia has embedded in the mind of Shanghai people as a beautiful icon.

►A comfortable and serviced apartment with TV, internet access and AC close to subway or transportation hub,
►Your own bedroom and
►Common living facilities with others.


►Monthly rent for one-bedroom serviced apartment near subway or bus line with kitchen and utilities - USD 1368.00
►Monthly rent for one-bedroom apartment near subway or bus line with kitchen only - USD 988.00
►Monthly rent for one-bedroom apartment near subway or bus line with shared kitchen, living room and dining area with 2 or 3 roommates, but own private room – USD 750.00
►Monthly average utilities –USD80.00, depending on actual consumption

Accomodation in Berlin, Germany (Example Hall, Bedroom, Kitchen and Bathroom)
►Fully furnished basic accommodation, bed linen, hoover, central heating, balcony
►Free Wi-Fi, cable TV, elevator
►Bathroom with bath and shower, access to washing machine and drying utilities room
►Fully furnished Kitchen including cutlery, crockery, coffee maker
►Parking space with possible short term guest parking space in car park
►Tram station 2 minutes by foot
►Supermarket 3 minutes by foot