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Student of the month: Andrea Gula

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Student of the month: Andrea Gula

We recently received an email from one of the supervisors at Your Travel Family, a tour company based in London, who thanked us - in capital letters - for placing one of our students with them. Her name is Andrea Gula and on the back of the nice feedback we decided to make her our Student of the Month!  

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Student stories: 5 differences between British and Austrian child care

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Student stories: 5 differences between British and Austrian child care

Carina Machovicz, Vanessa Krainz and Denise Lienhard are three enthusiastic child care students who came to London with the Internship Programme in the beginning of this year. Here they recount their two week-long work experience period at Shepherds Bush Families Project & Children's Centre and Christchurch Kindergarten, Edgware. They attend BAKIP St. Christiana in the small town of Frohsdorf in eastern Austria. 

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Students of the month: Saskia Hoch and Catrin Hefel

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Students of the month: Saskia Hoch and Catrin Hefel

Business students Saskia Hoch and Catrin Hefel were both outstanding during the Internship Programme, an Erasmus+ funded project that enables European students to gain work experience in London. Whereas Saskia learned how a charity-run school operates, Catrin managed the reception at a busy recruitment centre. Here they reflect back on the trip that inspired them to explore the world.

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Student of the Month: Buket Celik

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Student of the Month: Buket Celik

Not long ago Austrian student Buket Celik came to London to do work experience at a disability care home as part of Erasmus+ and the Internship Programme. She studies social work and management at HLW Bad Ischl and is looking to graduate next year. In this letter to ADC, she talks about the importance of independence and how it inspires her personal as well as professional life. 

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What I learned from my placement at a special needs school

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What I learned from my placement at a special needs school

Natascha Prinz is a childcare student who recently swapped her hometown Stift Ardagger in Austria for London and ADC's Work Experience Programme. Here, she was placed in Mapledown School, an education centre for children with special needs. In this letter, the 19-year-old tells the story of how work experience inspired her to seek out more challenges. 

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What I learned from my work placement at a London nursery

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What I learned from my work placement at a London nursery

Tamara Reitbauer is a childcare student who left her home on an Austrian farm to gain work experience at a London nursery as part of Erasmus+ and our Internship Programme. In this article the 18-year-old explores the differences she encountered at her work placement, Little Smile Nursery, in comparison with her work and education at BAKIP Amstetten, a school in Lower Austria. 

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Student of the Month: Manuel Binder

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Student of the Month: Manuel Binder

Manuel Binder is a student from Austria, who recently came to London for a few weeks with our Internship Programme. The 18 year old is currently studying Business and Logistics Management. Based on his interest in technology and accounting, he was placed in Energy Solutions, a not-for-profit organisation promoting energy awareness in schools and homes. This is the 18 year old's impression of London.

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What's New: March and April

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What's New: March and April

The deadline for Erasmus+ Call 2016 has now passed and we're all eagerly awaiting the results. In the meantime, we have a couple of exciting announcements. Do you have any queries about our Internship or Teacher Development programmes, accommodation or public transport? Please contact us or post a comment below.

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Applying for Erasmus+: An interview with a National Agency Programme Officer

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Applying for Erasmus+: An interview with a National Agency Programme Officer

This is a frantic time for everyone involved in Erasmus+, especially teachers and coordinators, whose regular responsibilities often pose demanding challenges. So where can you get the much-needed country-specific support to structure a high quality application? Although you’re always welcome to ask us at ADC, there’s an answer closer to home: your National Agency. With the big deadline only a week away, we spoke to Frederic Bayersburg, a Programme Officer for Erasmus+ VET at the National Agency in Austria. 

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What I learnt from the Internship Programme

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What I learnt from the Internship Programme

Alexandra Loimayr is a 19-year-old Austrian student who spent three weeks in London with ADC College and the Internship Programme. She studied English and worked as part of our Student Services Team, while living locally with one of our host families. This is what she learnt from her stay.

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