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Bc. Filip Huvar, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, ročník 4

Faculty FMMI
Field of study Materials and technologies for automobile industry
Field of internship Physical Sciences, Other
Specialization of InternshipMaterials Science
Internship period (from - to) 1.7.2017 - 31.8.2017
Internship duration (weeks) 9
Transport (means, price) 25€ - bus,train
Insurance/Insurance company Kooperativa (CZ)/DAAD 9 (SRN)
Visa/Work permit (yes/no) no
Price of Visa -
City of Internship Zobrazit místo na mapě  Germany, Dresden
Internship reference number DE-2017-1100-4

About the country

Location of the place

Dresden is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the border with the Czech Republic. It is perfectly available from Prague (2h).


Dresden is the capital city and, after Leipzig, the second-largest city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany.
City lies on both banks of the Elbe River.
The city is divided into two parts.
Altstadt is typical of its historic center.
Neustadt is known for nightlife and excellent restaurants.

Surroundings (possible trips, ...)

The nearest German cities are Chemnitz 80 kilometres to the southwest, Leipzig 100 kilometres to the northwest and Berlin 200 kilometres.
I also recommend a visit: Saxon Switzerland National Park



Technische Universität Dresden - Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology

Work description

I did not have a specific project at university.
That is why I was able to look into the production of composite materials, the production of samples and into mechanical testing of these samples.
I have also tried and perfected 3D scanning and solidworks modeling.

Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)

This is enough to pay for accommodation, meals, trips and occasional nightlife.

Language requirements

English, Polish - University (Polish supervisor)
English - friends

Accommodation (price, who provided it)

Accommodation was provided by local IAESTE (Studentenwerk Dresden)
Separate room on ninth floor = great view.

Social life

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

The pickup at the station was fine, without any problems.
I met IAESTE members regularly on Thursdays.
IAESTE organized a lot of events and trips for us. Every other day something was happening.

Meeting other foreign students

Approximately 90% of foreign students lived in the same building. I met them every day.

Sport and culture

On certain days, museums in the city can be visited for free.
During summer holidays, you can register in sports courses at the University.

Food, local specialties

Almost any place you can enjoy a kebab. For me personally best in Neustadt - near Albert Platz - the green Kebab house.
You can find the same food in the store as we do for the same money.
Buy beer in the supermarkets ;)

Other information

Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic

After canceling roaming, you can use the Czech SIM.

Recommendations for students who will go to the same place

The internet in the rooms is not through wifi but ethernet cable.

What not to forget with you

Good mood - weather is unpredictable

Benefits of the internship

Improving technical English. Working in a collective. Improve knowledge of composite materials. Applying knowledge in practice.

Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country

In case of trouble, they were always and immediately helpful.
Everything went smoothly.

Overall experience with IAESTE

They were all nice and friendly. Deserves praise.

Student's website

Employer's webiste

Other useful links


Other comments

I recommend the city and the internship

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