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Jakub Brandejs, Brno University of Technology,ročník 2
About the country
Location of the place
Hotel in which we stayed in was near 5th circle meaning that is was kinda close everywhere we needed to go. The brave ones just took a buses (not an easy thing in Amman) and all others like me was jsut taking taxi.
Amman is sadly the most expensive city of middle east (not from my head) so prices suited that statement. I personaly enjoyed the historical part of city like citadel, roman theater etc. But the most of the city I unfortunately didnt find very nice. For me the city was dirty (not fault of city but the people in it) and the buildings looked all the same, brownish cubes, but that is jsut my opinion.
Surroundings (possible trips, ...)
Joran is not big country so it was possible to travel with little bit of patience almost everywhere. Meaning that we visited almost every know places that we wanted like Petra, Wadi rum, Jerash etc.
Jordan Petroleum is a quit a big company meaning that we weren't only trainees that've been there. Sadly the experience wasn't good at all. I've been to 9 different places and all but one was literally waste of time. I mean I read 10 books, almost 3500 pages in work.
Only thing that I've actually done was at my last department called Inspection. There I've recived a working dress and went to field with engeneer whose responsibility was to supervise reconstracting of two big tanks for oil. Other than that I did literally nothing.
Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)
Salary suppose to be 200 JD per month, but paid weekly by 50 jd per week. That didn't happen so I received money 22 of july for june and then the rest when I was leaving. Sadly I received less but it was probably by this weird calculating which they did so I couldn't complain.
In company it was enough to speak lower intermediate english so I didn't have any problems.
Accommodation (price, who provided it)
Price for accommodation was very good, we paid jsut one night out of 7 in week. We were staying in hotel.
Meeting IAESTE members (pick-up at the airport, organized events...)
Iaeste jordan members were very active and we were meeting them on regular basis almsot every day. They were trying to to organise events for all so over all it was very plesant experience.
Meeting other foreign students
We were all staying in same hotel se we were meeting all the time.
Sport and culture
We went to play some soccer few times and I thing some people went to some concert so I thing opportunities were there.
Food, local specialties
We tryed the national dish called Mansaf it was really good and were eating local stuff like falafel and shuarma(that thing what we call kebab in europe)
Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic
I was using to call my family by skype so it was fine.
Recommendations for students who will go to the same place
Pick your company very carefully, try to pick private company if possible. Visit as many places as you can it is really worth your money and time.
What not to forget with you
Try to bring more decent clothes you will not be in europe.
Benefits of the internship
Knowing new people and culture. Visiting Jordan famous places. Very nice people of Jordan.
Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country
It was completely fine, I can't complain.
Overall experience with IAESTE
Same as with Jordan Iaeste can't complain.
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