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Bc Dominik Čapkovič, UCT Prague, ročník 4

Faculty Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Field of study Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
Field of internship Engineering, Other
Specialization of InternshipChemical Engineering
Internship period (from - to) 25.6.2018 - 21.9.2018
Internship duration (weeks) 13
Transport (means, price) -
Insurance/Insurance company Bank's insurance connected to personal bank account
Visa/Work permit (yes/no) -
Price of Visa -
City of Internship Zobrazit místo na mapě  Denmark, Kogens Lyngby
Internship reference number DK-2018-015

About the country

Location of the place

City Kogens Lyngby is located approx 13 kilometers from the centre of Copenhagen, which is really good connected with public transport directly to the centre. Location is really nice - close to the capital city, sea, lakes, parks, shops,...

City

Lyngby has small main street, but you can find a lot of shops, restaurants, markets. Train stop to the centre is approx 50 meters from the main street. Danish people are conservative, so there is not any bars, clubs and for them it is needed to go to Copenhagen. Everybody is used to use bicycle instead of public transport and generally it is faster.

Surroundings (possible trips, ...)

Surroundings are really nice to fill free moments after work. There are two big lakes, where is possible to kayaking, swimming and etc and one great park with deers - Dyrehaven. It is nice to relax or do some sports in it. On the east it could be find see and beaches with volleyball playgrounds. All beaches are sandy. It is surprising that sea is warm.

Employer

Employer

Haldor Topsoe is the greatest company for chemical engineers. They develop catalysts for all chemical industry and also they design the plants. Danish people are so relaxed and they do not push you to do something, everything is only up to you how you plan your work, experiments,...

Work description

I worked in Department of Ammonia Synthesis. I got one project which I had to lead - plan work, prepare experiments, some analyses and etc. When I obtained results I had a meeting with my supervisor where we discussed the results and what to do next. I needed to communicate with a lot of people from different departments.

Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)

Salary is nice but unfortunately taxes are too high :( :-D

Language requirements

All Danish people knows English and it does not matter on the age, so in work it was not any problem with different language than Danish.

Accommodation (price, who provided it)

I lived at the dorm, where I got one room with bathroom just for me. I lived at Kampsax, which is great, because it is close to Haldor Topsoe. Then I lived at POP Kollegiet (another dorm) and it took me 25 min to get to work by bicycle. After my experience I prefer Kampsax.

Social life

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

They are great!!! Every Tuesday is Weakly which is collective dinner. One prepare meal at the kitchen in DTU with other people who help him/her with preparation. For weekends, still some parties, meetings or trips. They really helpful and they help you with everything, so do not worry to ask.

Meeting other foreign students

Usually we met at IAESTE's events, parties,...

Sport and culture

Everybody do bicycling to/from work so even I had to :-D In weekends are still some events in Copenhagen.

Food, local specialties

In Copenhagen you can find almost all cuisines so it depends on you what you prefer.

Other information

Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic

One guy is from Czech Republic and sometimes I spoke with him in Czech, but it was not polite for the rest people. Usually I spoke with him in English.

Recommendations for students who will go to the same place

You have to try it!

What not to forget with you

Money and look for alternative paying in different currency - I used app Revolut which is best for transferring money, paying by card and etc.

Benefits of the internship

People are relaxed, food is great (everything is organic), nice surroundings and excellent work conditions.

Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country

It was nice. They were so fast in replies - they used a group in whatsup.

Overall experience with IAESTE

Nice and I am thinking to go next year.

Student's website

NONE

Employer's webiste

www.topsoe.com

Other useful links

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Other comments

Probably it is nice to use application Revolut. You create your account and get you paying card. Your Revolut account is directly connected by your phone number and your personal bank account. It has the lowest course for transferring money. You load money with your national currency to Revolut, than you transfer it to currency where you temporary live without any bank fee and with better course than banks use and you can pay by card. I payed the rent by it and I saved a lot of money. Unfortunately I discovered about this app in the end of my internship. I highly recommend you to find out more about this great app.

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