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Ing. Lukáš Veg, University of West Bohemia, ročník 5

Faculty Electrical engineering
Field of study Power electronic and electromechanic
Field of internship Engineering, Other
Specialization of Internship- - - - - - - - - -
Internship period (from - to) 21.9.2015 - 21.12.2015
Internship duration (weeks) 13
Transport (means, price) airplane, 660$
Insurance/Insurance company Kooperativa
Visa/Work permit (yes/no) student visa
Price of Visa 50$
City of Internship Zobrazit místo na mapě  Bangladesh, Dhaka
Internship reference number BD-2015-CAT-1214

About the country

Location of the place

IAESTE in Bangladesh is represented by one person Mehedi Hasan. The accommodation is in hostel which is like second campus of College. One social room where you can spend time with another members. The College is situated very close in new city district Uttara. It is very nice place comparable to Europe. So you live in Dhaka(Uttara), but old Dhaka is much worse than Uttara and it is like another world. On the street in front of hostel you can take very easy riksa.


Dhaka city, capital city of Bangladesh,most polluted city on the world, which was on international level chosen like the worst city for live on the world. In old Dhaka is everything very dirty, hygiene is unknown word here. But I like the chaos, thousands of riksa and scratched buses. And of course more then ten milion people (but maybe more, government doesn't know the exact number).

Surroundings (possible trips, ...)

In Bangladesh are enough of possible trips, you can visit Old Dhaka where are many interesting sightseeing. In the Sylhet division you can find tea estates which are pretty nice and very green. Cox Bazar is the longest beach on the world; 125km of sand with millions red crabs. The southernmost Bangla island is Saint Martin, on this island everything looks like in Caribic. The Sundarban forest is the biggest mangrove forest on the world and there live Bengal tiger. In the forest we found some footprints from tiger = big adventure.



The College of Aviation Technology is small college with approximately 70 students. We met only our boss and Mehedi form IAESTE. We were in the College only few-times; usually for presentation another foreign students with local profesor.

Work description

Unfortunately there is nothing to do because after arrival you get the project with flexible topic, so you can write about what do you want. It is no complicated and you can do it one week. And then just travel and discover this country.

Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)

Monthly salary is 5000 Taka. With this amount we could be on trip 5 days or stay in the capital city in the hostel for two weeks. 1 Euro is around 85 Taka. One lunch costs 50-250 Taka. You can find street breakfast for 30 Taka. Street-tea is for 5 Taka.

Language requirements

English is necessary, but the difficulty isn't high. We spent time together with guys from Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Japan and Spain. I spoke also sometimes in German.

Accommodation (price, who provided it)

We lived in hostel. This hostel is like second campus from College. Rooms are small, clean and simple. Most of the time we were together in social room.

Social life

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

IAESTE is represented by MEHEDI HASAN. This man can manage everything what you need. He also picked-up me at the airport and organised meetings with profesor. He is also student from College and perhaps the only man which can communicate fluent English.

Meeting other foreign students

We were with other foreign students all the time. We were travelling together and for me this was extreme interesting to be all the time in international collective.

Sport and culture

You can go to the cinema on Bangla movie, watch the cricket match or go to the gym.

Food, local specialties

All food is very spicy and hot. Rice is usually in every restaurant, NAN (local bread) is available only for dinner. Hygiene is unknown word, you must use your hands for eat.

Other information

Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic

Internet is very slow compare with our standards. 1 minute call to Europe costs 22 Taka = cca 7 Kč. Send one postcard is for 30 Taka.

Recommendations for students who will go to the same place

Don't go on the same place if you are interested about aviation technology, go there if you like an adventure and you can be satisfied only with dirty bed and tap water.

What not to forget with you

Don't forget good temper and smile. Bangla people are very friendly and europe students are for them very attractive (for short conversation or SELFIE)

Benefits of the internship

Possibilities to stay three months in Asia and discover "another world". Of course the level of English rise up.

Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country

Our only cooperation was with Mehedi Hasan.

Overall experience with IAESTE

I can only recommend to go on internship and Bangladesh was the best choice.

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