Carla, 2n Guia, unforgettable experience

Probably, if somebody asked me a time in my life in which I was completely happy, my answer would be: Erasmus.

I have to admit that I was a little bit nervous before coming to Finland; I didn’t know what to expect, how the weather will be, how people will be, anything.  After more than 2 months here, I can say that I become another person.  The Erasmus marked a before and after. I don’t know how to explain it, but it is a stage in my life that is separate from the rest. Sometimes I feel like it’s a stop in everything, a dream, a vision, a movie, I don’t know. Something far removed from reality, like a break, a dead time (but more alive than any other). 

It was not the first time I had spent a season away from home, in another country, with new people and in a language different from mine. But it was not the first time that it was fun, I had to deal with a new job, new friends and real responsibilities to fulfill. I have to say that my idea of Erasmus was not only to travel, to live alone,…

Waleed Baig, 2n Adifin, final reflection

I am writing this as my internship time is coming to an end in Munich. Going to share some final thoughts on this journey.In these 2 months I have grown a lot personally and professionally. I have learned a lot of things except German cause where I am working no one speaks in German. I made couple of friends with whom I roamed in Munich. The difficult part was obviously, the language barrier but if you speak English you can understand some German. At work I had amazing colleagues who helped me a lot when I needed it and I will surely miss them. So, all in all it was a good experience and which I will never forget it.

I would also like to point out that the tasks I have fullfilled at my internship are adequate and related to my field of studies. I haven't done anything related to accounting and finance, as to do that, first one needs to have an ample knowledge of German finance and law system and second, be able to speak German, which in my case, ... well you can imagine it. Barrin…

Farah Haykal, 2n Comerç - final stretch in my Erasmus stage

Coming to the final stretch of my stay in Munich, I must say that I learned many things  professionally and personally.
Learning some of the German laws and how they deal with international trade shows me the differences that it has with Spain.I have to say that at first people seem much more serious than spanish people, but everything is to know them and see that it is the opposite! They are very friendly and they always offer their help in what they can.Personally, I have realized that it is very important to be always careful and not trust quickly, sometimes there are people who can take advantage of the vulnerability of the person, so you must always be careful! But in case of not speaking it, it is not a big problem either since most people have a good level of English and they are able to answer any questions."Getting used to living in a foreign country requires at least six months" is the phrase that one of my colleagues continuously repeat,when I explain to her some o…

Waleed Baig, 2n Adifin, here I am in München!

Let me introduce myself, my name is Waleed Baig, I am a last year student of Grado Superior of Administration and Finance and I am on an Erasmus internship here in Munich, Germany. I am working in a Spanish language Institute (Instituto Cervantes de Munich) perhaps you know about it, as they have more than +80 institutes in the whole world. I am working in their Administration department and so far, I am liking it.

Every day I wake up at 8:00 o clock I prepare myself and go to work which is 20 minutes away from where my apartment is. From Monday to Thursday my schedule is from 11.00am till 17:00pm and on Friday from 10:00am till 14:00am with 30minutes break in it. Now I will explain you what I am doing there; As I told you I am in the Administration department, you can get the general idea what my tasks are going to be. I manage all the documents of new students who want to get admitted in our Institute, handling the invoices and some legal and confidential documents. In addition to that…

Farah Haykal, 2n Comerç: My first weeks in Pliening (München), Germany

In this experience I have become involved in the world of foreign trade, more specifically in matters of export of products at customs level.
I do my internship in a company called Crown, which manufactures and exports equipment for warehouses.
The operational part of the company (European Parts Center) in which I am located is located in a small town called Pliening, which is half an hour from the center of Munich. My accommodation is unfortunately an hour and a half from the company, it is difficult to find a stay around the company, since it is a small town. The first day was a very intense day full of nerves, I was introduced to each and every one of the departments that are in the company, I also visited the central and administrative part. They made a small presentation to show me the products that the company sells.
As for the colleagues, they are lovely people, they have made me feel comfortable from the first day, they help me if I have doubts either on business or personal issues …

Carla Domènech, Guia: first impressions - Kuopio, Finland

After more than a week living in Finland I can say that I am in love with this country. The weather is not that cold, people are so nice and helpful and food is delicious. The first week was a little bit hard for me because I have to share a room with 3 more people and I am used to live alone,sleeping with 3 persons is very difficult sometimes. I’ll have to stay in this hostel until the first of February and then, I will move to an apartment and I will have my very own room. The job that I’m doing here is in a Hotel & Spa called Rauhalahti, and is located in the middle of the forest and near a lake. The views from the main pool of the Spa are amazing. This first weeks of January the hotel is kinda empty because Finnish people have vacations the beginning of February, so until then, everything here it’s very calm. 

I’ve learned a lot of Finnish words already and I can’t wait to learn more in future weeks. All the workers of the hotel are very nice with me and they are helping me a lot w…

Three Students Face New Challenges

Three students start today their internship in European companies through their Erasmus stipendium.

Carla Domènech

2n. Cicle Superior de Guia, assistència a la Informació amb perfil d'animador is going to work in Kuopio, Finland in the SPA-Hotel KYLPYLÄ HOTELLI RAUHALAHTI
Farah Haykal

2n. Cicle Superior Comerç Internacional will face challenges in the customs department of the company in Pliening, near München, Germany CROWN Gabelstapler GmbH

                                                    Mira Waleed Baig  2n Cicle Superior Administració i Finances is working in the administration of the language school Instituto Cervantesin München, Germany