What happens if you sprain your ankle during the Internship Programme? You continue as planned (only on crutches)! Ask Sarupriya Sadananthan, who did work experience at a Dublin law firm for four weeks during the summer and had to go to hospital after a small accident.
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Vincent enrolled with the Internship Programme through his school and Erasmus+ and was granted the chance to go to London for a month. We are thrilled to publish this letter of his, where he writes about his experiences and the adventure of working in a new city.
Introducing Julia Ullmann, our Dublin Student of the Month! Back home in Germany, she trains as a secretary for foreign languages and arrived in Dublin with the Internship Programme at the start of the year for a placement at the head office of O’Callaghan Hotels.
We are excited to present our Dublin Student of the Month; Sebastian Böhme! An apprentice from Germany, the 20-year-old recently visited Dublin with the Internship Programme and Erasmus+, a journey that may change the course of his life.
Adriána Gazdíková is a Slovak student who took part in the Internship Programme about a year and a half ago, interning in the marketing department of ADC College. We were curious to find out what she has been up to since then. Did her Erasmus+ journey influence her life in any way? What did the experience teach her? We reached out to the 20-year-old to see where her passion for marketing has taken her.
Eva Oláhová is a Slovak student who took part in the Internship Programme more than a year ago, interning as a receptionist at an IT company in London. We were curious to find out what she has been up to since then...
Meet Alexander Rose. The 22-year-old had worked as an apprentice in the metal industry for more than five years before passing his technical diploma, yet at the same time he dreamt of working abroad. With Erasmus+ and the Internship Programme he got the opportunity to travel to London and try out an entirely different industry for a few weeks, namely childcare.
Linn Wallander is a Business and Administration student from the town of Östersund in northern Sweden, where she lives with her partner. Supported by a grant from Erasmus+, the 18-year-old recently did three weeks’ work experience at a London college, while staying with a local host family. Here is her story.
We are proud to introduce our first Student of the Month: 20-year old Austrian student Julia Haller! She wrote us an inspiring letter about her internship at a London hotel.
Natalie is a German student who had the chance to come to London with the Internship Programme for a few weeks. While working in administration, she stayed with a family in Harrow, North West London, and by the sound of it she had no problem adapting to the peculiarities of British life! These are her impressions of her time with her hosts.
Do you find it difficult to keep track of European updates, news and announcements? Don't worry! Here are three articles of interest to teachers and students taking part in European mobility programmes - or to people interested in the ideas and frameworks governing European educational policies.
Mads Tailor teaches English for our Internship Progamme. With a background in accountancy and finance, she decided to combine her career with teaching and qualified as a Celta teacher in 2006. We asked her how a week of tailored English classes prepares students for work experience, boosting their confidence. Singing, apparently, is one way to overcome first day nerves.
Teaching and learning English is not just about vocabulary and grammar. For Danny Hurst, who teaches English as part of our Internship Programme, learning a foreign language is also a question of confidence. We spoke to the EFL teacher about the purpose and effects of the classes, his top London tip and how he best tackles his students’ concerns.
One of the most important aims of the Internship Programme is to broaden the cultural understanding of our students and inspire new ways to approach employment. We asked one of our interns to compare her ADC work placement to what she is used to at home.