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Mgr. Iva Hemzálková, , ročník 5

Faculty Faculty of Education
Field of study English and History for educational purposes
Field of internship Business, Management, and Marketing
Specialization of Internship- - - - - - - - - -
Internship period (from - to) 6.7.2015 - 30.9.2015
Internship duration (weeks) 12
Transport (means, price) train
Insurance/Insurance company VZP
Visa/Work permit (yes/no) No/No
Price of Visa 0
City of Internship Zobrazit místo na mapě  Austria, Linz
Internship reference number AT-2015-5012LZ

About the country

Location of the place

North center of Austria, the capital of Upper Austria.

City

Linz is the capital of Upper Austria, the third largest city in Austria a beautiful place on the river Danube.There is a lot of possibiliies for cycling and a lot of cultural events going on during the whole year. There are also several interesting museums which are worth to visit. One of them is ARS Electronica Musem (Museum of modern technologies).

Surroundings (possible trips, ...)

City Passau, Contentration camp Mathausen, town Gmunden, Postlinger berg. Several beautiful lakes which are definitely worth to see during the summer. Any bigger town is easily reachable by the train. In one hour you can get to Vienna or Salzburg.

Employer

Employer

Runtastic GmbH. A modern company focusing on the developement of various tracking and training mobile apps.

Work description

English and German translator. Translating the sport apps content. Working in very employee friendly environment full on young international people. The company language is English and employees have a lot of denefits (one of them is for example German language course).

Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)

1000 Euro, if you want to travel, unfortunately it is not enough.

Language requirements

Fluent English on the daily basis and basic German.

Accommodation (price, who provided it)

340 Euro for a single room. Provided by some company connected to the Johannes Kepler University in Linz.

Social life

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

They picked me at the train station, showed me the dormitory. During my stay there was a cooking event every Wednesday, where all the internf gathered with some of IAESTE's members.

Meeting other foreign students

At the cooking events. Going out sometimes. There were a lot of international students in the city who were always getting together and organizing some meetings and trips. You donť have to worry to get bored or lonely in Linz. Honestly everyone who wants can find friends there.

Sport and culture

There was a small fitness in the dormitory. There are plenty possibilities for sports in the city. Cycling, in-line skating along the river Danube, beach volleyball, basketball and fitness park for free in the sport area not far from the city center.

Food, local specialties

A sweet Linzer Torte for cake lovers and Leberkässe for the meat lovers. There are plenty of international good quality restaurants in the city.

Other information

Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic

E-mail, Skype.
Easy train connection to the Czech Republic.

Recommendations for students who will go to the same place

Deffinitely worth to go there. Beautiful city with a lots of possibilities to do- cultural and music events.

What not to forget with you

I reccomend to take the bike with you, perfect place for cycling.

Benefits of the internship

Great working environment, with a lot of employe benefits (team buldings, company events,...)

Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country

Honestly, I have to say that I expected more. The members could offer more help. I expected guide around the city in the first days but even when I asked for it, there was none.

Overall experience with IAESTE

Overall experience is great. If I were younger and still student I would definitely became a member of IAESTE.

Student's website

http://iaeste.at/de/iaeste/linz

Employer's webiste

www.runtastic.com

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