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Ing. Filip Huvar, ,ročník 5
About the country
Location of the place
Hungary is a country in Central Europe that covers an area of 93,030 square kilometres in the Carpathian Basin, bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union.The official language is Hungarian. Hungary's capital and its largest city and metropolis is Budapest, a significant economic hub, classified as a leading global city. Major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs and Győr.
Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and the tenth-largest city in the European Union by population within city limits. The city had an estimated population of 1,752,704 in 2016 distributed over a land area of about 525 square kilometres. Budapest is both a city and county, and forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres and a population of 3,303,786, comprising 33 percent of the population of Hungary.
Surroundings (possible trips, ...)
Eger, Debrecen, Visegrad
During my internship, I was working for middle-sized company PPG Trilak. This company produces paints and industrial solutions in the field of paints. There were less than 200 employees. Only management and shift leaders could speak English.
My task was to re-draw old maintenance drawings. For this task, I used AutoCAD software.
Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)
My salary was 140 000 HUF. It was not sufficient for local conditions. I paid half of the salary just for accommodation. Then I spent rest of the money in 14 days (food, party, beers, public transport ticket...)
Local people, 30+ could not speak English at all. Good English was enough then (daily life, work, friends).
Accommodation (price, who provided it)
IAESTE Hungary provided my accommodation. It was not worth it. I spent 70 000 HUF on accommodation. I stayed in the two-beds room with a roommate. The bathroom was included. There was a small kitchen on every floor. That place was really dirty and there were cockroaches everywhere. For this price, you can find a better private accommodation in the city.
Meeting IAESTE members (pick-up at the airport, organized events...)
I arrived by car, so I checked in to my hostel. They already knew about me. IAESTE Hungary was really bad at organizing. For 8 weeks they organized only 2 one day trips. So we did trips with other interns together. I met a lot of IAESTE members but they were not really interested in us.
Meeting other foreign students
I met a lot of another interns. More then half of us lived in same hostel as me.
Sport and culture
In Budapest, there are a lot of parks and public places for football or basketball, also a lot of public places for work-out. Historical center of Budapest is really nice place. There are nice old buildings and the atmosphere is amazing, especially at night. There are also good clubs and pubs.
Food, local specialties
In Budapest, you can find nearly everything: Indian, vegan restaurants, kebab places, also traditional Hungary food.
Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic
No problem with communication
Recommendations for students who will go to the same place
Try to find different place for stay than is provided by IAESTE Hungary
What not to forget with you
Benefits of the internship
New friends, new experiences
Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country
6 out of 10
Overall experience with IAESTE
I have a problem only with IAESTE Hungary because of my accommodation and that they did not prepare too many events.
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