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Bc. Jiří Merta, University of West Bohemia, ročník 4

Faculty Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Field of study Transport Vehicles and Handling Machinery
Field of internship Engineering, Other
Specialization of InternshipMechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Internship period (from - to) 24.9.2018 - 12.11.2018
Internship duration (weeks) 7
Transport (means, price) Flight - around 2500 CZK, bus - around 1000 CZK
Insurance/Insurance company Komerční pojišťovna
Visa/Work permit (yes/no) no
Price of Visa -
City of Internship Zobrazit místo na mapě  Croatia, Split
Internship reference number HR-2018-3011

About the country

Location of the place

Split, a city located on the shore of Adriatic Sea


The city is on the shore, so there is quite a lot of beaches. Those weren't very crowded during my stay, but i wasn't there during the main season. The city has quite nice historical center with restaurants etc.

Surroundings (possible trips, ...)

Plenty of islands around the city, national park, mountains. I recommend visiting Hvar, which is beautiful. There's also a park in the west of the city, called Marjan, which is really nice for running or even hiking (it's quite big).



Sveučilište u Splitu (University of Split), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture. My professor was really nice to me during my whole stay and helped me with everything I needed.

Work description

Robot programming in ABB RoboStudio for 3D printing metal (WAAM - wire arc additive manufacturing). My program had to communicate with the sensors of distance and temperature on the robot arm and control the welding process.

Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)

Sufficient for food and accomodation and a little bit more. Not enough for travelling or partying :)

Language requirements

English, if you can say a few words in Croatian it's a plus but it's not required. Split is a very touristy city so the locals usually can speak at least a little English.

Accommodation (price, who provided it)

790 kn per month, at the local dorm next to the faculty. Very nice and new building, with canteen, gym etc. Provided by local IAESTE.

Social life

Meeting IAESTE members (pick-up at the airport, organized events...)

Local IAESTE guys are the best! Helped me with everything and went to many parties with me and other trainees.

Meeting other foreign students

There were not many other trainees, maybe 4 or 5. But since I lived in the dorm, I met many Erasmus people.

Sport and culture

There's a gym and basketball court in the dorm building. The gym is not very big but there's usually not many people in so it's sufficient. There's a swimming pool in the city.

Food, local specialties

The university canteen is cheap and quite tasty. But the food is cheap only for the university students, not trainees, unfortunately. However, you can just ask random people for their student card and get the food cheaper. For the local specialities, try rakija, burek, čevapi.

Other information

Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic

Mobile internet, and also WiFi in a plenty of places. Communication was not hard.

Recommendations for students who will go to the same place

I went off the main season, so Split was not so crowded anymore. That was quite nice. But the weather tends to get a bit cold...well, still much warmer than in Czech Republic, but not really good for laying on the beach. So pick your season with care.

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Benefits of the internship

I learned a lot about programming an industrial robot, offline and online, about communication with the sensors on the robot arm, programming a PLC.

Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country

Perfect, without any problems. They helped me with everything I needed.

Overall experience with IAESTE

Great experience, would do again if I could.

Student's website


Employer's webiste

The University of Split (Croatian: Sveučilište u Splitu)

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