Although it was a very nice time the last two months in belfast, i am so glad to be back in germany. It feels, my little 1room flat is a big luxury suite and i love the view out of my 10th floor balcony. Its nice to see my friends and family again and to eat a german Bratwurst! Its interessting how fast internet can be… and lovely to see my desktop PC.
I will definitely miss to just walk five minutes to work instead of going by S- „animal transport“ Bahn for 90 minutes now 🙁
everyday life incoming…
Thinking back the last two months in Belfast i remember alot of good and bad things. What gets into my mind first is a really bad and shabby accommodation with no real internet which made this trip really annoying and based only on this i wouldnt recommend this stay to anyone else! BUT…
there was a lot more than that. A lot more new impressions and experiences.
It was interessting working in a foreign company and get forced to speak english. Thats the needed pressure to start to improve your english speaking skills in an active way. Also to see the differences in mentality and culture even if they are small. The nature and landscape was incredible and compared to Berlin the air was noticeable more clean.
Living abroad also means you are cut off from family support and stuff like that.. I am already living for my own in Germany but not that far away from my parents to get some cheep and delicious meals on weekends 😉 It made me more confident and able to stay on own feets and make the best out of any situation, meet new people, arrange and live together with them.
With all that i have to say.. Yes.. it was worth it.
I will always remember this experience and i’m sure it will help me a lot in my future life.. Thanks for this opportunity!
The time at Ireland was very interesting and funny. I have made a lot of experience. You can consolidate your English, learn a lot about the work in another country and you can see a lot about this country in relation of the culture and the countryside. I would recommend to make this experience. It is good for you and your future.And you have a lot of fun…
My both occupants have already flown one day earlier to Berlin, so I spent the last day in the Apartement alone. Arround 11 o’clock the other people from my school and I left our Apartements and returned the keys.Afterwards we went to the City Centre for one last time to buy some memorys.
Arround 15 o’clock we went back to the LadLane Apartements and were picked up from our driver. He brought us to the airport.
Arround 18 o’clock the plane started.
We landed arround 22.30 in Berlin and it was very warm and dry. It was a big difference to the changing weather in Dublin.
All together our stay abroad was very nice. It was very helpful to practice esspecially my language skills. But im glad to be back in Berlin and to follow my usual life…
On Friday we had the last meet with our agency in the Guiness Enterprise centre. We received the last information about our stay and said goodbye to each other.
By the evening one of my occupants and I went to eat something. Afterwards I was in the city Centre…
Our stay abroad comes to an end now. For that reason we start to write documentations of all our activities and put them on the server. We wrote documentations with the passwords, network plans, how to build in the phones and other things. Furthermore we cleaned and removed all things of our workplaces…
On Wednesday we began to rework documentations, cause it should be possible that other people can finish the work after our stay abroad.
In the afternoon we had a meeting in the Guiness Enterprise Centre to receive the documents for our europass.
The weather was very good this week, so we went again to the Stephen’s Green Park in the evening. Afterwards we went into a pub.
The next two weeks our boss cannot be in the company. For that reason we got some things to do which should be done in the next time. We started to integrate an other PC into the phone system and to install local software on the same machine. Furthermore we changed some PC-names and reseted passwords of various user accounts.
Because of the nice weather we went to the Stephen’s Green Park in the evening. It is placed near our Apartements…
My last day at work I spend at facebook like every Friday. We don’t get in trouble this day. We begin the day with a great breakfast at facebook and finished the breakfast with a little game pool. There was a new France student with us at facebook so we had shown him a few things. After playing pool we teach the other two students how to securely erase an ssd and a conventional hdd. The other guys are not so good in IT stuff so we had to explain a lot. We finished this task before we have lunch. After lunch we had a little final meeting with Margarete from internsplus. In the afternoon I had to pack my bag because my flight back to Germany goes on Saturday at 7.00 am and we leave the apartment at 4.00 am.
This is the last week of our work experience in Ireland and I’m really happy about that. Two month are a long time and I enjoy it a lot but I’m happy to go back to Germany next Saturday. We begin this week with finishing all started work and projects. We already prepare 25 computer for sale, put 2 GB of tested memory inside, check the mainboard and clean the case before we put an empty hard drive in it. At the same time we finished a few little other task at the unit in the north of Dublin. I have write a manual for the process of building an updated installation of windows 7, too. There is a lot of work to finish with the tasks we are starting at the time but we have done all in time.