In and Around Catz

Summer Opportunities in China


Looking for invaluable work and living experience in one of the most dynamic economies in the world? A summer at CamExpress in Shanghai and another Chinese city (TBD) may be perfect for you.

CamExpress is an education consultancy firm. Every year, we run an 8-week summer programme, which aims to prepare A-level Chinese students for university education in the UK.

We are seeking Catz undergraduate students reading a variety of subjects to join our 2020 programme as summer interns.

Benefits include a travel grant of £600, free accommodation, a weekly stipend and organised weekend trips.

Click here for more information on the scheme.

To apply, click here. Applications close on Sunday 15th December.

Gotoco Summer Trip to China

Free & Funded Summer Work Travel Adventures in China (with TEFL Certification)

Last year around 50 Cambridge students joined our project in China, apply now to grab your place on the 2020 Gotoco China team.


Exact dates vary for each programme, we aim to be as flexible as possible to cater to the needs of our volunteers. We can offer various programme durations, anything from 2 weeks to 3 months. Start dates are flexible, but typically programmes begin at the end of June, mid-July or the beginning of August.


Recently the UN & BritCham made us finalists in their China Social Impact award for services to China-Western cultural exchange. We run an award winning programme, with nearly 300 reviews and a score of 5 stars on Trustpilot along with a gold-star from Oxford University as one of their top overseas work placement partners. We offer a broad range of cultural exchange options with over 100 adventurous work-placement opportunities all over China. Join us to learn about China and the world while gaining a valuable TEFL certificate, along the way make lifelong friends from among the other volunteers on your teams and the students you help. Pick up valuable CV boosting work experience while earning references for any future jobs you may wish to apply for. Most importantly, have an exciting gap year style adventure and the trip of a lifetime!

To read about some of the many benefits of taking part, why not check out past volunteer’s testimonials here


Taking part in this programme is free of charge, we don’t request any fund-raising or fees. Our hosts also cover the costs of TEFL certification, Chinese lessons, trips, accommodation and meals, with no hidden fees! The only major costs are flights & visas, but most Cambridge colleges are willing to offer travel grants to cover these major costs for you so you can join our programme. We also are able to cover the flight costs of those that join us as campus reps.

Next steps?

Check out our website to find out more, or apply straight away.