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Bc. Jakub Zikmund, University of West Bohemia,ročník 4
About the country
Location of the place
Leoben , Austria
Leoben is a small city, relax and you can walk everywhere no need transportation inside of the city. Also if you would like to visit another close city you can use train it is really comforting.
Surroundings (possible trips, ...)
Surroundings of the Leoben where I had lived during my internship , Graz , Linz , Klagenfurt , Wienna etc . Transportation is flexible by train and also with a personal car. Also, Leoben has a beautiful natural and historical trip points.
The employer was really kind and helpful to me.
Company was consisted from two factories and my task was optimalise material flow between these two factories means (statoraging and transportation processes).
Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)
Salary netto around 1300 euro. If you do not want travel and enjoy an internship u can save a lot.
B2 english is enough
Accommodation (price, who provided it)
I had two accomodations first in flat for 270euro and second one in dormitory for 340 euro.
Meeting IAESTE members (pick-up at the airport, organised events...)
IAESTE Leoben participants took care of the summer interns during their and mine internship. They had arranged accommodation before we arrived there. Also they welcomed us really friendly , picked up us and showed around for make easy to adabt to life in Leoben .
Meeting other foreign students
We have not a crowded group as an interns in Leoben about like 10 students come from different countries around the world.We had spent our times mostly together doing a sportive and cultural activities.
Sport and culture
Me and my other intern friends every week were doing a cooking night . Every 2 participants cooked their cultural foods from their countries. We were meeting for play volleyball and basketball also watching movie and tv series all together. We joined Iaeste weekends and travalled the close countries together .
Food, local specialties
It's easy to find food there , also everybody has kitchen in their apartments. We had been in vine festival, it was really nice to joined with friends. We had a chance to taste different grades Austrian wines. Also we tried to lical Austrian dishes too. Other Austrian beverages are all nice.
Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic
Same as in Czechia (no restriction)
Recommendations for students who will go to the same place
Our friends from Iaeste Leoben they were really nice, helpfull , friendly to all of us . We had no problem there even if when we had they always were with us for help .
What not to forget with you
Austria is pretty cold even in the summer season so bring with you some warm clothes and some equipments for camping If u would like to go camping etc. Also don't forget bring with you yours personal medicines .
Benefits of the internship
I gained a lot from my internship such as discipline , how to communicate with colleagues as a formally and some specifications about my workplace.
Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country
It was really nice and easy to get communicate with Iaeste. They were always helping us about anytime and almost in every situations .
Overall experience with IAESTE
IAESTE experience is nice for students to gain professional work experiences and social experiences as an international ways.
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