FourStars Programs are divided into 4 programs: the Internship Master Program, the Internship Program, the Internship Language Program and the Internship Combined Program. The first includes a language and cultural mediation training which take place the first two weeks in Shanghai. After that, you will start an internship in a company selected in accordance with your profile and your expectations.
The Internship Program consists of an internship in the company and does not provide in classroom training stages.
Both formulas can last 3 or 6 months, depending on your preference. The Internship Language Program includes a one month intensive language course (Chinese or Business English, depending on the chosen destination) and professional experience in the company for 3 or 6 months. The Internship Combined Program includes a language and cultural mediation training which are held the first two weeks in Shanghai. At the end of the training, two distinct internships will take place: the first in Shanghai and the second in Hong Kong, according with your profile. The internships will last three months each.
All Programs provide operational support (for details, see section 360 ° operational support).
The Internship Program offers the opportunity to choose between two destinations – Shanghai and Hong Kong – and two different durations – 3 or 6 months – for an intense experience in your vocational sector and the role that you're most interested in.
The Internship Master Programs and the Internship Language Program are meant for those who also want to live the cultural aspect of China, because aware of the value of learning the Chinese basics for networking to integrate more quickly into the multicultural working environment.
FourStars encourages candidates to imagine additional challenging training solutions and launches a unique and innovative educational offer: the Internship Combined Program.
In six months, candidates will have the opportunity to realize a double working and living experience in the two most representative cities of China and Asia: Shanghai and Hong Kong.
To access either program, you need to have a college degree or be enrolled in your last year at a University.
You need the following documents:
A valid passport (with a minimum of 6 months before expiration and with sufficient blank pages at the time you apply for your Visa);
A Chinese Visa (FourStars will assist you with this process);
An international health insurance and general liability insurance policy throughout your stay in China.
New applications for all 2016/2017 departures are listed online (see the Departures section for details).
Yes, the international flight is included in your program cost. FourStars will take care of booking and paying for the flight.
Our staff is available to assist you 24/7 for all needs or urgent matters during your stay in China.
Admission to MIBC is subject to the attainment of a Bachelor's degree (DM 509/99) or Specialist degree (Law 341/90) or foreign equivalent degree in economics, technical-scientific, quantitative, legal, humanistic and socio-political disciplines. Applications are also open to those who are candidates in achieving the required qualification, provided that they achieve that title by January 2017.
The Master's Degree includes 360 hours of classroom lessons (280 hours in Milan and 80 hours in Shanghai), more than 300 hours of Internship in a partner company in Shanghai and 140 hours of final project work, that will be discussed at the end of the path.
The program of the MIBC is divided into five phases: International Business Management (Milan), Focus on China (Milan), China Culture Immersion (Shanghai), Internship in China (Shanghai), Project Work and Final Dissertation.
The MIBC includes a compulsory internship in Shanghai. It could be of 300 or 600 hours, depending on the formula chosen (3 months or 6 months in China) when you enrol.
The internship will start in June 2017 and is guaranteed to all participants.
Frontal lectures will be held in Milan, at 7 Via Meravigli, in the headquarters of Nibi – Chamber of Commerce- and in Shanghai. The internship will take place in Shanghai in partner companies.
The MIBC will start in Milan, on February 13th 2017.
Attendance is compulsory for at least 80% of the hours of lesson, in Milan and in Shanghai.
MIBC enables you to get 60 university credits (CFU).
To obtain the course credits, all participants will have to pass the midterm tests and discuss the final dissertation (project work).
Lessons and all activities will be in English.
Frontal lectures and all activities will be held in English.
The Application will always be open. However, the Programs have a closed number and the jury will also take into consideration the speed of your response.
Yes. Knowing Chinese is not a requirement to participate in the program.
The basic requirement to access the Programs is an excellent fluency in English. Knowledge of other languages, including Chinese, is a preferred requirement, as well as a previous internship experience.
Yes, but only if you're attending the last year.
After submitting the Application, our staff of recruiters will call those who pass the first stage for individual interviews in FourStars offices in Milan.
Our programs include an airport pick-up. Our staff members will be waiting for you with a sign at Shanghai’s or Hong Kong's International Airport and will accompany you to your apartment.
Yes, our Programs include the accommodation. In Shanghai, candidates will live in European standard shared apartments. Direct costs only are not included.
In Hong Kong, candidates will live in European standard studios with a private bathroom, kitchenette and double bed. Direct costs and Wi-Fi are included.
Our programs include a welcome-packet with a pre-paid Chinese SIM card. The standard balance helps interns with initial communication needs.
Wi-Fi can be found in many pubs both in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Cybercafés are widespread too.
In Shanghai you need a VPN to access social networks, while in Hong Kong the VPN is not necessary.
Our welcome kit includes a pre-paid transportation card for taxis and public transportation that covers initial commuting needs.
Yes. Interns must have an international health and general liability insurance policy valid throughout your stay in China.