Internship in Asia as a German
I'm a bachelor student at german target uni with top 5% grades and will start a TAS internship in a few weeks. After that, I'm gonna go to china for a student exchange. The semester there will end in December or early January 2018. Well, because of that I will have a very nice time slot of 3-5 months to do another internship before I have to go back to uni to Germany.
My question is now if trying to get an internship in the Asian pacific region is an idea worth thinking about. I don't expect a 100% clear answer but it would be interesting to hear from people who maybe did kind of such a project or even work there at the moment.
I'm planning my next finance internship in markets, especially financial products/derivatives would be interesting. But the field is not the main point here.
How are the big banks represented in the areas? Especially Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo...
What size are the teams/divisions (compared to Frankfurt or London)?
Are there major differences between working as an intern there and in Europe?
Is is likely to land an internship? Or too much trouble for the banks because of the regulations for foreign students?
What about the language? English should be no problem, but others? And at which places?
Overall: Is it worth the effort you definitely have to put in?
Would be nice to hear some stories.