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Bc Michaela Šatková, CTU Prague, ročník 3

Faculty MIAS School of Business
Field of study Economics and management
Field of internship Economics and Social Sciences
Specialization of InternshipInternational Economics
Internship period (from - to) 1.8.2017 - 30.9.2017
Internship duration (weeks) 9
Transport (means, price) 17 000 Kč
Insurance/Insurance company Equabank 59,-/měsíc, ISIC 500,-/rok
Visa/Work permit (yes/no) yes
Price of Visa 50 USD
City of Internship Zobrazit místo na mapě  Vietnam, Thai Nguyen
Internship reference number VN-2017-OAC-01

About the country

Location of the place

Thai Nguyen is 80 km north from Ha Noi.

City

Thai Nguyen

Surroundings (possible trips, ...)

Lots of possibilities to go for a trip in the north of Viet Nam. I went to Ha Noi, Ha Giang, Ha Long, Sa Pa, Yen Bai (lake), Ba Be, Lang Son. After finishing my internship I spend some time in central Viet Nam - Hoi An, Da Nang, Hue.
I described many trips on my blog: https://michaelasatkova.wordpress.com/

Employer

Employer

VIETNAM INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COMPANY (in O-form), Oxford school of foreign languages (they called themselves)

Work description

Worked with students of the age 4 - 24 years old, had 10 - 34 students in one class. When there were more than 15 students I had difficulties teaching them. I'd prefer to teach maximum of 15 students. There was almost always one teaching assistant who helped me run the class.

It helped me to gain experience in teaching, presentation and communication skills. Also I gained experience in how to work when everything is changing all the time.

Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)

10 000 000 VND / month
- for living it was more then enought, not enough for travelling.

Language requirements

English

Accommodation (price, who provided it)

They provided it first (not sure about the price), then when my boyfriend came we had to move out. We lived in a guest house, paid 150 000 VND/room/day.

Social life

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

Pick-up at the airport by my employer
During my staying there was 1 organised weekend to Ninh Binh, it was great, thank you for that!
Once they organised a cooking challenge for all trainees in TN.
Every Wednesday we went to a pub.

Meeting other foreign students

Every Wednesday we went to a pub.
Sometimes we met together for a lunch.
Went only once with them to a trip because I had my "weekend" on Monday & Tuesday, the rest had usual weekend which is Saturday & Sunday.

Sport and culture

I was running.
Trips, it's described on my blog mentioned above.

Food, local specialties

Bun cha = the best food

Other information

Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic

Perfect, sometimes they have internet even in a jungle ;).

Recommendations for students who will go to the same place

Just buy your flight tickets and make sure you buy health insurance. Also don't underestimate vaccination (jaundice, typhoid) and have necessary medicine with you. You can discover everything when you come, and Vietnamese friends will be happy to help you. Try to go ligh-packing, it makes travelling easier. 8 kilos of stuff is enough for 2 months.

What not to forget with you

copies of passport, you can use them while renting a motorbike or while staying in a hotel.

Benefits of the internship

Cultural experience, thanks to this internship I had a very close contact with local people.

Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country

They were always trying to do their best, but are not as organised as IAESTE in our country.

Overall experience with IAESTE

Excellent cultural experience was the best for me :).

Student's website

https://michaelasatkova.wordpress.com/

Employer's webiste

Haha, they don't have any.

Other useful links

https://severni-vietnam.cz/

Other comments

It's a supergreat life experience. Go for it! :)

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