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Ing. David Řeháček, CTU Prague, ročník 2.

Faculty Civil Engineering
Field of study Environment Engineering
Field of internship Engineering, Other
Specialization of Internship- - - - - - - - - -
Internship period (from - to) 1.10.2016 - 30.11.2016
Internship duration (weeks) 9
Transport (means, price) car
Insurance/Insurance company -
Visa/Work permit (yes/no) no
Price of Visa -
City of Internship Zobrazit místo na mapě  Germany, Oldenburg
Internship reference number DE-2016-1123-1

About the country

Location of the place

Oldenburg is located in the west Germany, 100 km north of the border to Netherlands and 60 km west of Bremen.


Oldenburg is a middle size town with about 150 000 inhabitants. Everybody has at least one bicycle and it is the reason why is there the most bicycle in Germany (maybe:). It is better and even faster to go by bike than by public transport.

Surroundings (possible trips, ...)

Around Oldenburg is just flat land most of the area is below the sea level so you cannot expect any hills. The most wondering is a coastal area, but very rarely the water is warm enough to swim. However, you can go there and promenade or go by bike along the beaches, it is a very tourist\ area. In the sea is 7 islands, in some of them is a natural reservation, you can get there by ferry boat, but you must be aware about high and low tide. About 20 km from is the lake Zwischenahner Meer, very nice place. Furthermore, surround Oldenburg is plenty of city worst to visit like Hamburg, Bremen or Groningen in The Netherlands.



I worked for a laboratory group at the University of Oldenburg in landscape engineering. Everybody of my colleagues were very nice people and they make a perfect work ambiance.

Work description

My internship was focused on geographic engineering systems (GIS) so I worked with a computer and have made GIS analyses for the project of my colleagues. My work was to create maps or to make spatial data analyses. I had basic knowledge in GIS before my arrival, but I needed to learn a lot of at the beginning.

Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)

It depends on the type of accommodations, it is very hard to find a place during the academic year and prices could be very high. For me, the local IAESTE found a place through AirBNB for a good price, so my salary was sufficient. Moreover, I could go to the canteen and I had a meal for student’s prices.

Language requirements

They had requirements only for English and it is enough to speak in English at work in the academic field. However, it would be more than useful to speak in German as well.

Accommodation (price, who provided it)

Was found by local IAESTE through AirBNB. I payed 350€ a month. I had a room and I shared a bathroom and a kitchen with another AirBNB guest.

Social life

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

Very nice people were in local IAESTE. They helped me with my arrival and help me to organise my stuff. They organised some events as well.

Meeting other foreign students

During my stay another student from India was in the city. I met her thanks IAESTE event. I have been a member of foreign students on the facebook, but I have never met them.

Sport and culture

At the university is plenty of possibility to do whatever you want to. Swimming, basketball, climbing, etc. It would be free if you have a student card.

Food, local specialties

Food is very similar to the Czech kitchen. I would say local sausages like a specialty.

Other information

Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic

Without any problems, internet, roaming.

Recommendations for students who will go to the same place

Take your own city bike or buy one after your arrival . Otherwise, no special recommendations.

What not to forget with you

Nothing special.

Benefits of the internship

I have improved my skills in GIS and in general programming significantly. I have learned another point of view in landscape Engineering. Really very good experience!

Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country

Cooperation was without any problem.

Overall experience with IAESTE

I have just a good experience with IAESTE.

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