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MSc Jiří Czebe, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, ročník 2

Faculty Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Field of study Automatic Control and Engineering Informatics
Field of internship Computer and Information Sciences
Specialization of Internship- - - - - - - - - -
Internship period (from - to) 1.7.2015 - 16.12.2015
Internship duration (weeks) 24
Transport (means, price) mixed (bus/airplane/train) total for both ways approx. 240 CHF
Insurance/Insurance company travel insurance AXA
Visa/Work permit (yes/no) yes
Price of Visa approx. 65 CHF
City of Internship Zobrazit místo na mapě  Switzerland, Neuchatel
Internship reference number CH-2015-000059

About the country

Location of the place

Neuchatel is in French part of Switzerland so most of the people speak just only in French (even at post office :D ), but if you're able to speak slowly or you will have some friend there you will be fine.


Nice quiet city with beautiful lake, lots of playgrounds, swimming pool, shops, pubs, ...

In Neuchatel you can use public transport, train, bike, ... they have everything (but expect higher prices)

If you're planning to use it for trips or dayly use (work), it is better to buy half fare card with 50% discount (cost 185 CHF)

Surroundings (possible trips, ...)

Local weather is quite foggy so if you're lucky you can walk around lake or city (castle, churches, ...)

For longer trips:
Bern (bears, fountains, ...)
Luzern (walls, churches, mountains, ...)
Yverdon les Bains, Lausanne, ....



Supervisor of project and my personal chef were great. I can't say a word against them. Friendly, communicative, honest, .....

Work description

Mostly writing code in C and C++ language. Creating of wireless sensors network and collecting data from nodes via sensors ...

Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)

You can live with that but if it will be higher it could be much better.

Salary: 1600 CHF

Language requirements

Just english

Accommodation (price, who provided it)

Secretary of our lab find me a good place and little bit expensive, but what is cheaper in here :D

Accommodation: 600 CHF

Social life

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

They organized events in the other city Lausanne, but I didn't join their meetings. All services were provided by the secretary of our lab together with my boss.

Meeting other foreign students

I worked at ESPLAB research lab so yeap, every day.

Sport and culture

Mostly swimming, running, NIFF (Neuchatel international film festival), sightseeing, ...

Food, local specialties

Fondue, Raclet I tast them many times, cause I love cheese and it was great food

Other information

Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic

Emails, social sites, skype, .......

Recommendations for students who will go to the same place

Open your eyes and try to absorb all information cause then you will learn a lot.

What not to forget with you

Passport, money, swim wear and good mood.

Benefits of the internship

Train your skills and language, get more experiences, meet new people, ...

Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country

I have to admit that I didn't actually meet anyone from Swiss. :D

Overall experience with IAESTE

In Czech I had to perform interview, prepare some stuff and wait for respond. First respond was from my boss, then from secretary (about lodging) and at last from Swiss IAESTE that they accept me :D

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