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Ing. Karla Sladká, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava,ročník 7
About the country
Location of the place
Norway is a beautiful Scandinavian country with fjords and mountains.
Oslo is capital of Norway. There are many cultural and art activities. In Oslo, it is very good public transport. T-Bane (subway), local train, buses, trams and 2 airports.
Surroundings (possible trips, ...)
You can visit Frogner park with naked statues or National gallery and other museums and theatres. Oslo has beautiful fjords and ferry is included in public transport. Also, the city is surrounded by small mountains with lakes, where you can go for hiking. In winter, it is so popular to go to cross country ski.
Small company about 10 employees. They are a focus on mapping of wastewater and rainwater in cities.
My work description was established remote access to PLC and worked on SCADA system. I was working on new Alarms system, data storage, developing web SCADA and testing
Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)
18000NOK but 35% tax deduction
English - excellent
Accommodation (price, who provided it)
Local IAESTE found me an accommodation in Grorud It was 10 minutes to the work by metro. I was living in a big apartment with 3 more people. Where I had my own room. The price was 6000NOK/month.
Meeting IAESTE members (pick-up at the airport, organized events...)
Every Monday IAESTE had a meeting at university, where invited also a trainee. And also during summertime, IAESTE organised weekends (Bergen, Oslo, Mountain, ...).
Meeting other foreign students
I was in contact with other trainees in Oslo.
Sport and culture
Very popular is hiking. In winter, it is also popular to go on cross-country ski.
Food, local specialties
Norway cuisine is focused on game and fish.
Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic
During the internship, I was in touch with my IAESTE LC.
Recommendations for students who will go to the same place
It is necessary to have enough money to pay two rents and survey the first month. Also If you are staying longer than 3 months, book the appointment at a foreigner police. It can take more than 3 months to get there.
What not to forget with you
Hiking shoes, raining jacket, sports clothes, sleeping bag.
Benefits of the internship
The internship was full of benefits. I have improved language and communication, get many useful contacts, improved my CV and all other professional skills.
Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country
From the local IAESTE, they took me to the office for foreigner workers and help me to apply for a tax number. Also, they take me to the company for the first time. When I need something they were helping me.
Overall experience with IAESTE
I have very good experience with IAESTE Norway and IAESTE Czech Republic.
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