From March 8 to 15 2020, Teresa Escrivà and I, Rosa Plana, participated in the 3rd International Week of Observation of the Finnish Vocational Training System, together with 18 colleagues from different spanish high schools and professional families.
The observation took place in vocational training centers and universities located in Porvoo, Nickby and Helsinki.
The experience was a great opportunity to learn about one of the best educational system according to PISA ratings. Also, it allowed us to share and collaborate with other trainers and even let us to know a little more about Finnish culture and customs.
Unfortunately, the global health crisis triggered by the coronavirus did not allow us to spend our last day off visiting Helsinki because we had to leave the country earlier than scheduled.
On July 16th, 2019 I went to the Airport in Girona, I was very excited to go to such a beautiful country (ÉIRE / IRELAND).
The first 2 weeks I went to the International House to do some English courses, they were very interesting and we learnt a lot; I can say that my English improved drastically! Their team resulted very helpfully, I have been able to ask all my queries and I have been attended in a very professional way.
Then I started working in a Digital Marketing company, which it was and nowadays is my passion. I have acquired knowledge in CRM, CMS, customer service and I am lucky to have full-knowledge of international markets. All of my colleagues were very kind to me and they were always open to help me if I had any questions.
During my stay I was lucky enough to visit and discover absolutely beautiful places, also I have known many people from around the world, so I discovered different cultures and we have shared them together.
Now I have a lot of contacts with my host mother Mrs. Margaret and my friend from all over the world.
I am happy that I am only 18 years old and I have become a stronger person, ready to take over the world!
Je suis étudiante en deuxième années de Commerce International.
J’ai fait un stage de 2 mois en France à Chartres dans une entreprise de transport. Mon travail a consisté à contacter différentes entreprise de transport dans le département route, ainsi que l’ouverture de dossiers, suivie de processus jusqu’à la livraison, répondre au téléphone à la réception. J’ai fait aussi la réception et la préparation de la marchandise pour stockage en entrepôt.J’ai fait l’accueil des chauffeurs et du courrier. La personne chargée du département maritime, douane, aérien m’a expliqué le fonctionnement de son département.
J’ai profité pour visiter Chartres, ses alentours, Versailles, Rambouillet et Maintenant. J’ai assisté à un concert d’orgue à la cathédrale de Chartres, je suis allée au cinéma et je suis sortie avec mes nouveaux amis français.
Au cours de mon stage j’au cohabité avec des Française et j’ai beaucoup appris de leurs habitudes, leurs gastronomie, leurs fêtes. J’ai fait de grands progrès en langue. J’ai été très bien accueillie. C’est une très bonne expérience que je recommande à tout le monde.
Two months an a half ago I started my internship adventure in Dublin, Ireland. This was my very first time alone for so long in a different country, and I have to say it out loud: It was an amazing experience! Irish people are so friendly that you end up loving them. In fact, I left Ireland with a new bestie: my host.
During my stay, I learned a bit of English, a bit of slang, and a couple words of Irish (AKA Gaelic). I also learned about the Irish culture, the Celts, the Vikings, the Normands… I was lucky enough to visit almost the whole isle, and discover some absolutely gorgeous places.
My workplace was a true introduction to the real business life and I learned things that I never before imagined I would learn. I was able to practice some things that I had learned in class, such as web technologies, but also new aspects for me like project management tools, and how to work as a team with marketing people.
I’m very happy that, overall, everything turned out quite well.
This July, Rosa and Nuri traveled to Belfast to supervise the training in work centers.We were in contact with the companies and we made cultural trips with the students. We were also in contact with our partners in Belfast and started a collaboration with a new partner in Dublin. An enjoyable summer!
Aller à la France a été une expérience très positive.
Quand vous arrivez on se demande comme sont les gens, la famille, le lycée… J’ai eu de la chance avec la famille parce que je pourrais effectuer de nombreuses activités et visiter de nombreux endroits:
Château du Clos Lucé
Le stage m’a permis d’apprendre une nouvelle langue et un nouveau vocabulaire et des méthodes de travail dans le commerce international. Une telle occasion vous ne pouvez pas manquer.
The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in Country Antrim, on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland.
They are beautiful, and they are based in the legend of the giant Finn McCool. The legend explains how he create all the things in the zone.
There i could see the Giant’s Boot, the basalt columns, the Chimney Stacks and also a rock that it seems a camel and that the legend says that Finn use it one day to go fast to his home to sleep his son.
I recommend to everyone to go and fall in love with this beautiful natural area.
The last friday we went to Belfast Castle, one of the singular places from Belfast. Is located in north Belfast and is a popular venue for conferences and weddings; also, there was a wedding that day. Another curious thing is the «Cat Garden», which boasts no less than nine cats for visitors to discover. All clearly visible, but some hidden in plain sight.
This weekend was the third time that Belfast has been host to this global event.
Over 50 vessels were docked along the harbour. The people could get on board and make a little journey around the sea. The celebration lasted for 4 days and many activities were done.
At saturday night the typical fireworks of this festival were launched. It was beautiful, and a lot of people were there to see it.
At the end, we and our italian friends went to the titanic museum, it’s one of the best buildings that I have ever seen. It’s shape is similar to a ship and it surrounded by a little pool of water, they want to give the impression that the Titanic is sailing. We finished the night by going to a nightclub called «Odyssey», near the museum.