Interning Abroad in China

Kelly Brethauer Start Date: Oct 21, 2016 - End Date: Jan 28, 2017
  • Beijing, China

My Travel Story

by: Kelly Brethauer Start Date: Oct 21, 2016 - End Date: Jan 28, 2017
Thank you for checking out my campaign, Interning Abroad in China!

My name is Kelly Brethauer and I recently graduated from The College of Wooster with a Business Economics and Chinese degree. I am passionate about Mandarin and have been studying simplified Mandarin for eight years and am able to read, write and speak simplified Mandarin with a Beijing dialect at a working proficiency level. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to travel to China on three separate occasions; once to rural China for travel and service work, once to Shanghai for a summer language study program and once to Beijing for a semester abroad. I strive to continue learning about the language and culture, which lead me to this internship program.

Since graduating, I have been pursuing a career with an international company with offices in China focusing on consulting between offices in China and the United States. The internship program through CIS Abroad will place me with a company that will allow me to gain experience with a consulting company while increase my knowledge of the language. My goal is to not only gain work experience but to be able to take and pass the HSK test, a proficiency certification, either while I am abroad or when I get back to the states. 

This internship is unpaid which is why I am starting this campaign to raise money for the program cost as well as to help cover the cost of everyday living expenses while in Beijing. Any amount helps and I hope you will be able to help me fund my internship abroad in China!
  • Beijing, China