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Tereza Kustosova, UCT Prague, ročník 4

Faculty Faculty of food and biochemical technolog
Field of study Bioanalytical methods
Field of internship Chemistry, Material Science, and Chemical Engineering
Specialization of InternshipAny
Internship period (from - to) 4.7.2019 - 3.9.2019
Internship duration (weeks) 9
Transport (means, price) 19000
Insurance/Insurance company Union
Visa/Work permit (yes/no) Yes
Price of Visa 0
City of Internship Zobrazit místo na mapě  Ecuador, Quito
Internship reference number EC-2019-USFQ-004

About the country

Location of the place

Ecuador is in northwest part of South America borded with Columbia and Perú.


Quito is the capital and the largest city of Ecuador. It Is almost 2900 meters above sea level..

Surroundings (possible trips, ...)

Ecuador offers everything. You can hike, go to the coast and Galapágos Islands or jungle. Its easy to get anywhere from Quito by bus.



Mantilla Global Chem

Work description

Reearch and development of fungicides

Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)

$400/month. Its enough to pay rent and buy food but not for travelling.

Language requirements

Excelent english or spanish

Accommodation (price, who provided it)

$170/month in a hostel. It was provided by iaeste ecuador.

Social life

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

Iaeste member picked me up at the airport and helped me to get to the hostel.

Meeting other foreign students

We were living together in the hostel.

Sport and culture

In Karolina park is a huge sport ground where you can do many outdoor sports.
Free walking tours in the Old town.

Food, local specialties

Fruits were amazing. Local speciality is a guinea pig.

Other information

Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic


Recommendations for students who will go to the same place

Use sunblock and better not to drink tap water.

What not to forget with you

Sunblock and good hiking shoes.

Benefits of the internship

Gaining new working experinces, language skills improvment, experiencing different cultures

Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country


Overall experience with IAESTE

Amazing experience

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