Everyone is connected and the world is extremely international. Everyone is everywhere. Yes, English is the universal language but an addition of a foreign language is not just an asset, it makes your daily life in a foreign country so much better.
In Asia, a lot of people and countries speak Mandarin. Chinese culture has infiltrated the basic levels of almost all Asian countries, from the North all the way to the South. There is no harm done in learning another language. Being an expat, and an intern, learning the local language will allow yourself to immerse yourself into the country’s culture while also getting to know the customs and traditions!
Why should you learn a foreign language?
There are no easy ways to master a new language. The process takes time and patience. Stick with it long enough and you’ll slowly improve. However, there are ways to approach learning Mandarin that are both efficient and effective.
There are many advantages to knowing Mandarin, one being that it is the most widely spoken language in the world with around 1.2 billion people speaking it. If you are interning in Asia or are contacting clients from this part of the world, knowing Mandarin is an asset that you will never regret. On the topic of business, Mark Zuckerberg was able to astonish people with his Mandarin skills on stage.
An internship with AIP will guarantee you an experience of a lifetime. You will be able to immerse yourself in a new culture and working environment. Want to learn Mandarin at the same time? No problem, let us know and join one of our language classes!