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OUR PARTICIPANTS' EXPERIENCE

Find out more about Qualo from these interviews with our trainees.

MARIA CATERINA PRECIOSI

From Colombia, 6 months internship in Prague within tourism & golf events company.

MARIA JOSE' SANCHEZ

From Colombia, art restorer in an architecture restoration company.

Karen Martinez

From Colombia, 6 months internship in Prague within a tourism and leisure event managament company.

I did my internship in a golf course in Prague. During my internship, I had the chance to make a wide set of tasks such as communications with partners in Czech Republic and Central Europe, Presentation of the annual golf event (Czech Golf Festival) in the city of Prague in collaboration with touristic operators, Golf club and clients or supervise of the presentations of the firm in Spanish as well as bulletins and leaflets among others.

I am convinced that this experience is going to help me from now and on but in especially in the near future. Working in an international environment I have had the opportunity to work with people from other countries and different work methodologies, giving a new perspective about challenges of a global business, understanding different ways to solve daily tasks.

Central Europe is a place where I found a lot of differences respect my country. I think the best advice I could give is that is very important to keep an open mind, and be ready to learn new things every day.

Prague is a marvelous city, plenty of life and free time activities such concerts, parks, museums, sports… There I made friends that I’m sure will last in the time. Furthermore Prague is city that mixes tradition and modernity, where you can travel through central Europe inexpensively. Definitively it is a unique experience.

Andrés

From Colombia, 5-month internship as controller for one of our partners, who hired him afterward.

For the past months, I have been doing an internship in the credit and collections department as a Controller. We are in charge of manufacture and sell those big and fancy home television devices. Within the organization, I am in the finance department, trying to improve some process and increasing the productivity.

Firstly, living and working in a foreign country has allowed me to practice not only my professional skills but also my communication abilities, due to the necessity of interaction with people that are not familiarized with my native language (Spanish). Additionally, my job is full of new challenges that push my performance to the limit, giving me some invaluable experience in my field.
Secondly, it has given me the chance to test myself as an independent individual, by making me take care of all my responsibilities and duties. It has also improved my self-confidence and my day to day tasks. Furthermore my self-confidence has improved and my day a day doing tasks.

Differences between my culture and Czech culture are huge. On one hand, Colombian traditions are characterized by Latin music, personal contact , warming social atmosphere, where outdoor activities are important and punctuality has a point of flexibility, for instance.
On the other hand, Eastern European culture is completely the opposite. Facts such as punctuality, individualism and independence are more important. However is worth to say that people are really friendly and collaborative, willing to teamwork and get to know new cultures.
The aspect which has been more difficult to assimilate is the weather. In Prague, the average forecast is colder (except in summer), which makes indoor activities a must, and to me, an individual accustomed to having sun in the skin and beach everywhere, I find it challenging.

To new participants, I strongly advice to come with the best attitude, open to meet new people, new flavors and meals, new perspectives and ready to show off their best skills and leave their workmates breathless.
Think about this few months as a challenge you must take, but at the same time an invaluable time to have fun, learn a completely new language and enjoy life.

Prague stands as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and well known internationally. Located right in the center of Europe, it allows people to travel to the most amazing places you could imagine, like Vienna or Bratislava.
International students from all around the world are everywhere, so you will have the opportunity to make good friendships that would last forever. And of course, nightlife in Prague is also really famous.
In addition, daily life in Prague could be more than affordable, making this beautiful city full of history castles and breweries a perfect place to spend part of your youth.

Alexandre Covelo

From Spain, 3-month internship


“My experience with Qualo was fantastic. My stay here helped me grow professionally. I was afraid that I could have some problems because of the language and a new country I didn’t know much about, but Qualo helped me with everything. Before I arrived to Prague, they already found a flat for me and the documents for the transport card. Also, they gave me some useful advice about life in Prague. I recommend everyone interested in doing their practices in Prague to contact Qualo​.”

J. A. Pinto

From Spain, , 3-month internship


”Things that define my internship with Qualo are: discovering something new every day (different culture, people, habits, situations) and learning to adapt to it, improving my professional, social and personal capacities in contact with everyone I met. I enjoyed every minute of my life in Prague – monuments, art, lifestyle, and so much more. Good memories definitely prevail. Things can always be better but personally, I had an amazing time!”

María Arjona (Spain)

From Spain, , 3-month internship


“ Doing an internship in an international company provided me with a lot of knowledge of international business, vocabulary and processes. Besides, Prague is a fantastic city for an experience like this. It’s cheap and has a wide range of activities for leisure time. I also improved my English as many people speak this language here, although in some official places they don’t. Thanks to Qualo, all the paperwork was taken care of. ”

Paula Ojeda

From Spain, 3-month internship

“Thanks to Qualo I started  an internship in an international hotel  which  was great work experience and an opportunity to enjoy this wonderful city. ”

Victor Estévez

From Spain

“Thanks to Erasmus + I could see new professional horizons, allowing me to look for a job abroad and face up other related situations which I am not accustomed, as well as personal evolution, living into social community rather different than mine, not only in the way of relationships, also in the language and everything related with the community development that implies to live in another country”.

Victor was studying a Certificate of Higher Education (HNC) decided to make his internship abroad, in Prague, thanks to Erasmus+ and choose Qualo as support on the whole process, to find the company, accommodation and as support during his stay. He received the award of the SEPIE (organism linked to the Ministry of Education Culture and Sport) who recognizes the quality of mobility student projects.We are so proud and desire the best of him for his professional career. Congratulations!

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