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Bc. Eva Strouhalová, Masaryk University, ročník 2

Faculty Faculty of Economics and Administration
Field of study Business Economics and Management
Field of internship Business, Management, and Marketing
Specialization of InternshipBusiness Administration and Management, General
Internship period (from - to) 11.6.2018 - 17.8.2018
Internship duration (weeks) 10
Transport (means, price) Train tickets: 500 CZK; Flight tickets: 38 500 CZK
Insurance/Insurance company BNP Paribas Cardif Pojišťovna, a.s. (Moneta Money Bank)
Visa/Work permit (yes/no) -
Price of Visa -
City of Internship Zobrazit místo na mapě  Bolivia, San José de Chiquitos
Internship reference number BO-2018-EL-03

About the country

Location of the place

South America, Bolivia, DPT Santa Cruz


San José de Chiquitos

Surroundings (possible trips, ...)

Chochis, Roboré, Samaipata



El Sutó Apart Hotel SRL

Work description

Office work, support for general manager, administration and hotel management

Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)

700 BOB = 2 100 CZK; most of expenses (lodging, meals, part of traveling) were provided from the employer for free, so this amount was sufficient for personal expenses

Language requirements

Spanish - Good, English - Excellent

Accommodation (price, who provided it)

Free (provided by the employer)

Social life

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

There was just one organised event at the date of my arrival, when I met other IAESTE members - mostly bolivian students. The administrator of IAESTE Bolivia was in contact with me for the whole period of the internship by Messenger, but unfortunately we could not meet in person.

Meeting other foreign students

I have met just bolivian students on the organised meeting. Last week I have met one student from Poland, the IAESTE administrator asked me to meet her and show her a little bit the city (if there were more foreigners, I would appreciate to meet them, but there were nobody else).

Sport and culture

Mainly hikes and walking in the nature, there was also a nice possibility for jogging just next to the workplace. There was always a possibility to dance somewhere. Every second week there were some culture events on the main square. There are just a few historical monuments nearby the workplace, it is necessary to travel a lot through whole the country to see everything from Bolivia's culture.

Food, local specialties

Local specialities are the soup Locro with rice and chicken, than Masako made by meat and bananas, corn or rice. Almost everything is made by bananas, corn or rice. Especially banana is cooked in many different ways and almost all are delicious. Otherwise local people like to eat a lot of meat, especialy Churrasco (grilled beef and pork) and chicken prepared in many different ways. They have also special types of bread filled with cheese or meat, it is called Cuñape, Empanada or Salteña.

Other information

Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic

It is too expensive to call or send messages by my home mobile operator, I used Messenger and Skype to talk to my friends and family (there were many places with wi-fi connection).

Recommendations for students who will go to the same place

Be sure that you can speak Spanish well, nobody there is speaking English (neither other languages). Do not walk the city alone, especially at night (especially girls, and especially the white ones). Use the Uber app instead of waiting for taxi on the street. If you want to use the public transportation, find someone to accompany.

What not to forget with you

Repelent, shoes for hiking, clothes to dance, handheld fan, adaptor for outlets

Benefits of the internship

Recognizing very different type of lifestyle, culture, people, practising Spanish, experience with work in another type of hotel

Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country

Very good, the administrator was very helpful and carring

Overall experience with IAESTE

Very good

Student's website


Employer's webiste

Other useful links


Other comments

I appreciate the experience, the program is really worthy, just I would prefer a little less administration. There are too many documents to provide and many times I had to fill the same information again and again.

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