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Oliver Chmelický, , ročník 2

Faculty Information technology
Field of study Information technology
Field of internship Computer and Information Sciences
Specialization of InternshipComputer Programming, Specific Applications
Internship period (from - to) 1.6.2018 - 31.8.2018
Internship duration (weeks) 8
Transport (means, price) bus - 53€, plane - 120€
Insurance/Insurance company Komunálna poisťovňa
Visa/Work permit (yes/no) no
Price of Visa 0
City of Internship Zobrazit místo na mapě  Germany, Aachen
Internship reference number DE-2018-1246-1

About the country

Location of the place

Great between three countries.


Student´s town where students have semester also during the summer so if you will be there during the summer you can interact with lots of students studying there. The RWTH Aachen is evaluated as one of the best European schools and you can meet people from all around the world. Aachen is not too big and not too little. Greate place to live. I missed only bigger mountains from my home and swimming pool with sauna.

Surroundings (possible trips, ...)

The location is missing only sea or lake and bigger mountains. Otherwise everithing is great. You can go cycling somewhere to the nearby forests, get lost and then find yourself in Belgium or Netherlands as I did.



University RWTH Aachen

Work description

I wrote interface for wind tunnel which was in build process so I had to simulate the data. It is a pity I couldn`t try if the interface really works.

Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)

Salary was sufficient. You can really try to become independent. The German government considered my accomodation fee bigger than the average and I was granted another 80 or 90 euro.

Language requirements

In the workplace the english was sufficient. German is advantage. Most of the local people speak english in the communicative level. Older people for example cashiers do not speak english but you will easily learn basic phrases during the shopping.

Accommodation (price, who provided it)

Accomodation is generaly more expensive in Germany. But after all I had enough money from my salary and also German state granted me additional 80 or 90 euro for my accomodation because they considered it too expensive. I payed 365 euro and local IAESTE comitee found the apartment which I shared with one student from Aachen there.

Social life

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

My buddy was late for my pick up. At least I could spent time reading a book. Buddy of mine wasn`t from IAESTE. He was an ordinary student so I could easily get in touch with local students.

Meeting other foreign students

RWTH Aachen university is one of the best technical universities in Europe so many foreign students come to study in Aachen. I have met Egyptian, Colombian students mostly. There is also a big community of Croatians as students or regular workers.

Sport and culture

Great but I missed sauna. Sport im Park was amazing. I could do different sports in park with people from Aachen. The best thing of improving your language skills.

Food, local specialties

I consider local couisine with Slovak very similar. I always cooked for myself. I have saved a lot of money and I love cooking.

Other information

Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic

Do not let the bureaucracy to discourage you from the internship. Read carefully or ask a person responsible of you in the Czech Republic. They answer in a period of a day as the latest.

Recommendations for students who will go to the same place

Do not be affraid of being with contact with local people when you do not speak german. They are very kind. Borrow a bicicle from local IAESTE and go somewhere to the forests to the west where the border is. Forests there are very nice.

What not to forget with you

Other people who were there wrote an umbrella but I had great weather almost all the time. Just take mood for travelling.

Benefits of the internship

You can try to live on your own. You can learn where to spend money and try to be independent.

Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country

Great. I love them. You have to try on your own.

Overall experience with IAESTE

I recommend to try IAESTE to everybody. You can travel and work at the same time.

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Other comments

When you will register for an IAESTE trip go there or write them that you will not come. I have registered, later they wrote that you do not need to pay in advance.

I did not feel any responsibility to write them that I will not come and later I had to pay the whole price. So be careful and and learn on my mistake. I hope you will not experience the same as I did.

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