Hello! My name is Isabell BeckwermertI’m 21 years old and I did my internship in Scotland, on the Isle of Skye, in a small village called Uig. I worked and lived in a hostel called The Cowshed Boutique & Bunkhouse and had various tasks to do each day. One day I went to the capital of Skye, Portree. It’s the biggest town on the island with about 1600 residents. The bus drive to Portree took about 20 – 25 minutes. The city has a nice harbour with colourful houses (e.g. green ones, pink ones...) and there were always a lot of fishing boats on the sea, seagulls and sometimes even eagles. In Portree are also some shops for grocery shopping or buying gifts and a lot of restaurants which serve traditional Scottish dishes like haggis or oatmeal. I really enjoyed eating oatmeal with fresh fruits and syrup – It’s delicious. The last bus to Uig left at 5 pm, so I could never stay very long there (Unfortunately, public transport is not really a thing on Skye). At the evening I cooked dinner with my colleagues and guests, we ate together, played board games and in the night we watched northern lights, which are quite common on the island.
All in all my internship was a good experience, although the work was very hard. But Scotland is a great country and the Isle of Skye is a beautiful part of the world, so it’s definitely worth visiting.
My name is Bastian,I am 19 years old and I did my internship in Germany with the company Lohmann which is a disposal company located in Emsdetten.
During this internship I tested my English skills while talking to clients from other countries and I was able to see different departments I was not involved in before.
One day I got up at 06:40 a.m. so I had enough time to prepare for work. Like always I left the house at about 07:35 a.m. so I would arrive at Lohmann punctually. The drive was a bit tricky because I got stuck in traffic for more than 20 minutes what was pretty unusual but not a one-off thing. This morning was a bit of a surprise because I did not have to do the normal office work like every day but I actually was able to take part in two tours all through Emsdetten.
So, finally I was able to see some totally new things like the dropping off of the containers and also I was at the test bench because you surely do not want to drive a non-functional truck. On the first tour I actually sat next to an old friend of my father so we talked about some stuff from the past which I found very relaxing.
All in all, even though I did not do my internship abroad I still had a great time while making this new experience.
Hello my name is Kim Brökerand I did my internship at the Queenswell Junior School in Whetstone/North London. I would like to tell you a bit about one day in an English primary school.
As I arrived at school I first had to sign in into the visitors’ book every day. Then I went to 4 EC’s classroom. Normally the class teacher had some work for me to do for example sticking papers into childrens’ books.
School started at 08:45 am. All children came in, packed their things away and sat on the carpet in front of the whiteboard. The first thing to do was the register. Every morning the class teacher greeted each child individually and they had to respond so she could check if anyone was missing that day. After registration the children had to go to an assembly which was in the hall and sometimes they had a singing contest or had to act out a play written by William Shakespeare which we had practiced a lot before.
Why a play written by William Shakespeare? Well they had a project month all about William Shakespeare to commemorate his death, which was 400 years ago. After assembly all came back to class and the actual lesson was about to start. The children sat on the carpet in front of the whiteboard and the teacher showed and explained something. When all had understood everything they got a task to do on their own. For that they went to the tables. The tables were named after an animal which was meant to show the level of learning. I helped them with their work when they needed some extra help or went out with one of them to practice their reading.
The first break was at 10:15 am. The kids went out to the playground. I went with them and played with them or I stood inside to do some work for the class teacher. After the break the children came back in and two more lessons followed. Lunch break started at 1:15 pm and ended at 2:15pm. Two more lessons followed and school ended at 3:15 pm.
All in all, I really enjoyed my stay. I think it was interesting to learn about the English school system and all, kids and teacher, were really friendly and nice. I felt really welcomed. Furthermore I improved my English a lot.
Hello my name is Meliza Henriquezand I did my internship in Cape Town (South Africa).
I worked in a restaurant which has its origin in Germany. I stayed in the house of my boss’ family which was great because I gained a deeper insight into the African culture. To give you as a reader a better impression I would like to share my last day in Cape Town with you:
To use my last hours in Cape Town to full capacity, I got up early and made my way to Table Mountain. While standing on the top (1,085m) and having a view over the whole city, I realized how much I had learned. In the restaurant I learned how to deal with different customers. I learned to be patient and stay friendly in spite of stressful situations. But I learned much more from Cape Town’s inhabitants who taught me to appreciate life more. We are used to have everything and our expectations concerning luck are completely different. A saying from South Africa “You have the clock and we have the time” will stay in my mind forever because I learned to just use the time for important things. Working in a restaurant was also a great opportunity to meet lovely people. South Africa’s inhabitants are so cordial – I soon forgot that I had just met them.
After my visit at Table Mountain some friends I met in South Africa surprised me waiting in the city for me wearing animal masks. They knew my expectation when coming to South Africa was seeing the so-called “Big Five”. But there has not been enough time, therefore there were some animals in the city waiting for me: an elephant, a lion, etc. Later we had some drinks and promised us to keep in touch. They didn’t want to take me to the airport because they said “Goodbyes are always hard”, the more surprised I was to meet them at the airport right before my flight left!
I had a great time in Cape Town and my boss was right: Once you have been in Cape Town, you will come back! And I will!
¡Hola a todos! Me llamo Rebekka Marquardty tengo 19 años. Hice mis prácticas en España, en la ciudad universitaria Salamanca. Quiero invitarles a disfrutar de uno de mis viernes típicos en España.
Por la mañana, me levantaba a las 8:30. Hice un curso de español que duró dos semanas y tuve clase desde las 10 de la mañana hasta las 13:50 de la tarde. Era un curso muy pequeño, ¡sólo eramos siete estudiantes! Después de las clases, iba a la ciudad para hacer la compra e ir de tiendas.
Por la tarde, tenía que trabajar desde las 16:30 hasta las 20:30. Trabajé en el hotel Alameda Palace*****. Allí tenía tareas diferentes como la atención telefónica, acogida y atención de clientes o hacer las reservas del día. Mis colegas eran muy amables y se esforzaban en explicarme todo.
Como era viernes, quería salir por la noche con los otros estudiantes. Cuando volvía a casa después del trabajo, comía und poco y después me maquillaba. 10 minutos a pie de mi piso había un club que me gustaba mucho y adónde iba casi todos los fines de semana.
En resumen sólo quiero decir que puedo recomendar las prácticas en España a todos los estudiantes de la FA.
Hello my name is Ingaand I did my internship in Canada on Quadra Island which is a small island between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Approximately 3000 people live on Quadra. It is a very green island where conifers and leaf trees are mixed with much undergrowth. Furthermore there are many trails and beaches for hiking.
I stayed in two families. The first family was a family of four. They are owners of a small kayak operating called 'Spirit of the West'. Unfortunately, they were out of season so I helped out to get ready for the season and concentrated on other tasks.
The second family was a family of five. They are owners of a company called 'Greencoast Media' which produces videos and interviews about environment and science. They also run a small aquarium together with an explorer lab. There you can gain some hands-on experience with starfish an some other local marine animals. In addition, you can examine them under the microscope. During my stay I led a pottery course in the explorer lab for a group of 10 kids. They were supposed to potter a real or a fantasy marine animal. At the end they were asked to explain how the animal protects itself, how it moves and what it eats. We wanted to make them think about fish and maritime lifestyle.
All in all, it was a great experience and I met a lot of interesting, helpful and native people. I learned a lot about the Canadian lifestyle, mentality and culture. In my free time I did lots of interesting things like kayaking, skiing or hiking.
My name is Larissa Petrovićand I am 18 years old.
I did my internship with Almex in Pančevo, Serbia. Almex is a wholesaler of agricultural machinery in Serbia.
Pančevo is located in South Vojvodina, at the confluence o the Tamiš and the Danube river. Pančevo is just 15 km away from Belgrade and 40 km away from the Nikola Tesla International Airport.
During my stay in Serbia, I had the chance to visit Belgrade. One of the most beautiful attractions is the fortress Kalemegdan, which is one of the most important cultural and historical complexes in Belgrade.
When the fortress served as Belgrade’s chief military stronghold, the plateau was a place from which the enemy was kept under observation and where preparations were made for combats. The view from the huge balcony is stunning. You almost have a panoramic view on Belgrade. As I walked around the fortress, I noticed all the old monuments, walls and many other things. To experience even more history, you can see old tanks and bombs from the Second World War. It was really interesting to see all these old memories and monuments.
I only have positive memories in my head about Serbia and especially Belgrade. It is such a beautiful city with a lot of history. The Kalemegdan is on big museum but not so boring as a normal one. You walk around the fortress and find history in every corner. You can walk around on your own the fortress but also with a guide who can tell you a lot more about the history.
I will definitely come back one day. I have never seen a city with so much history. I had a great time in Serbia at work and with my family.
My name is Luisa Rodriguezand I am 18 years old. I did my internship in the Queenswell Infant and Nursery School in Whetstone, North London, England, where I helped the children with writing and reading.
I would like to present you one day in London. I had two different ways to get to London, by bus or by Underground. The bus took longer but it was cheaper than the Underground because it only took 20 minutes. My favourite spot was Piccadilly Circus. It was very cool to sit next to the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, the statue in front of Piccadilly Circus, and watch the people passing by. It was an amazing view to see Piccadilly Circus at night time. There were so many lights and a lot of traffic. I was so happy that next to my favourite spot, I found a great club called “Piccadilly Institute”. Every weekend, I went to this club with friends from Dubai. This is a club with five bars and a lot of music areas like black music and house music. I met a lot of people from all around the world there. All in all, London is one of the greatest cities and I enjoyed every single day.
Je m´appelle Julian,j´ai 19 ans et j´ai fait mon stage dans un hôtel en France sur la Côte d ´Azur à Cannes.
Lors de mon premier jour de congé, je ne voulais absolument pas rester à l´hôtel, mais explorer la region. Ma destination était Cannes.
Camilla la propriétaire d´hôtel m´a conseillé de prendre le bus. Je courus à l´arrêt de bus qui se trouve à environ 15 minutes de l´hôtel.
Je n´avais jamais pris un bus et j´étais assis à l´arrêt de bus avec mon plan, que je ne comprenais pas.
J´ai attendu 1 ½ heures et je voulais juste partir, quand tout à coup un bus est venu, qui avait la destination “Cannes”. J´ai acheté un billet pour 1,50 € et pris la route pour Cannes. A partir de là, je savais que le bon bus était ligne 630.
Après 15 minutes, je suis arrivé à Cannes. De là, je courus vers la côte méditerranéenne. Je remarquai d´abord, que des gens passaient les feus rouges dans les rues – même la police. La vue sur le port et la côte était fantastique.
Après avoir passé un certain temps sur la plage, je me promenais dans les rues étroites du “vieux Cannes” et de là à la principale rue commercante de la ville.
Après quelques heures, j´ai eu une bonne vue d´ensemble et pris le bus pour revenir à Mougins.
Un día durante mis practicas en Salamanca/ España.
tengo 19 años e hice mis prácticas en Salamanca.
Me llamo Lena Schmidt,
Normalmente, me levantaba a las 8:30. Me arreglaba y desayunaba un poco. Depués, iba a la escuela de idiomas que empezaba a las 10 :00 de la mañana. Aprendí mucha gramática con una profesora muy simpática. Hacíamos una pausa de 20 minutos y después teníamos clase con otra profesora con la que aprendímos a hablar y a expresarnos.
Después de la escuela, normalmente iba al centro de la ciudad para ir de compras. Compré mucha ropa pero también compraba para hacer la comida. A las 16:30 tenía que trabajar en el hotel “Gran Hotel Corona Sol”. En ese hotel tenía que sacar las hojas de reserva y las confirmaciónes de reserva u ordernar las llaves para los grupos que venían al día siguiente. Mis compañeros eran muy amables y siempre me ayudaban y si no les entendía, siempre repetían despacio todo. Cada día, trabajaba hasta las 20:30 de la tarde.
Cuando llegaba a casa me preparaba la cena y comía mientras hablaba con mi madre por Skype. Después de la cena me bañaba para relejarme. A las 23:00 cansada de todo el
día me acostaba.
¡¡¡Me gustó mucho, fue una gran experiencia !!!
Je m’appelle Danielet j’ai travaillé pour la société SwissLife, une agence de finance. Mon travail était souvent dans le bureau à Steinfurt, Nordwalde, Greven ou Reckenfeld. Le travail d’un financier se fait en grande partie sur le site du client. Le financier se sent également à l’aise à la maison chez lui, donc il n’y a pas de problèmes pour son déplacement. De temps en temps, les clients viennent au bureau à Steinfurt, mais cela est rarement le cas. Dans le bureau, les différents contrats d’assurance sont préparés et imprimés. Le travail est par conséquence la plupart du temps au niveau du client chez lui. Le conseiller fiscal peut travailler de chez le client car il a seulement besoin d’un accès internet.
Mes heures de travail étaient très flexibles. J’étais en mesure de travailler de 09h00 à 17h00 ou de 10h00 à 18h00.