INTERNSHIP: About Weihai
Weihai is located at the eastern tip of the Shandong Peninsula, just across from Korea. Unlike large international metropolitan cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Weihai's population is relatively small, about 2.6 million, and many people still practice the old and traditional Chinese customs and cultures. Weihai is also open to western culture because between 1898 and 1930, the city was colonized by Great Britain, known as Weihai-wei, the Weihai Garrison, or Port Edward. Now, Weihai is a high-tech, well- known port and tourist destination, boasting fresh seafood and local produce. Spending summer in Weihai is ideal because of the relatively low humidity when compared to cities like Beijing or Shanghai and is known for its clean air and beautiful beaches. Program Participants often stay in accommodations very similar to western-style apartment living.
Beautiful Resort Town:
Known as one of the cities with the cleanest air and beaches in China, it is perfect for experiencing both career enhancement and a vacation.
Surrounded by the ocean, Weihai's seafood is very fresh, and local farmers grow fresh vegetables and fruits and bring them to the city daily.
Red & White Wine:
Located right next to Yantai, which is known as China's Napa Valley, you will be astounded by the quality of Chinese wine.
Low Cost of Living:
Bus fare is 1 CNY (16 cents!*), and the base fare for a taxi is 6 CNY (95 cents!*). Half the price of that in Shanghai. (*Currrency exchange rate as of January 2012)
Weihai has been awarded as:
- The most livable city in China.
- The first national hygienic/sanitary city.
- The first national garden city.
- China's first model city of environmental protection.
- The first outstanding tourism city.
- Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment by the UN.
- The UN Habitat Scroll of Honor Award in 2003.