Mein Name ist Kaja und ich mache eine Ausbildung zur Schifffahrtskaufffrau.
Dieses Jahr hatte ich die Chance, einen 6-wöchigen Auslandseinsatz in Bella Italia zu verbringen. Während der Ausbildung in meinem Ausbildungsbetrieb Hapag-Lloyd AG ist der mehrwöchige Einsatz in einem unserer Büros im Ausland eines der Highlights (kann ich rückblickend auch nur bestätigen).
Nachdem wir alle am „zittern“ waren, ob es durch die Pandemie überhaupt möglich ist, zu verreisen, ging es im August dann endlich los. An dieser Stelle noch einmal vielen Dank an das Arbeit und Leben – Team für die Spontanität in der doch etwas stark eingekürzten Vorbereitungszeit!
I go by the name of Daniel, and I’m here to tell you about my experience in Hamburg.
Thank you Diakonie under “ AFPEL“ who made possible for me to come here, it was really quite an experience in my life time to spend four weeks in Europe (Hamburg) where my destination was.
I’m so happy to be part of this program and getting a chance to experience German culture and language here.I met nice and amazing people here; I really enjoyed working with them.
I was here to learn about how the program how volunteers are selected, how the program is preparing volunteers, how the program is applying for funds and what are the benefits the volunteers had gained after their life of volunteer ship. It is very important to me as I work as a mentor to volunteers who are sent to Tanzania.
But I’m very sad my time to stay Germany is over, its time to go back to home.
It is a great experience to live away from my home country; this gave me a chance to improve my language skills, meeting other people, making friends, obtain global perspective and experience personal growth.
Lastly I would like to say thank you all who have contributed to my successful stay in Germany. I think the project is really beautiful and wish and encourage other people to apply as well.
The Mobility Agency of Arbeit und Leben Hamburg presents itself:
Are you interested in going abroad to improve your language skills while doing an internship in a foreign country? If you would like to make this experience maybe it´s time you should know us.
The Mobility Agency Hamburg is a department of the organization “Arbeit und Leben Hamburg e.V.” and we promote and organize mobility projects inside Europe but also worldwide for the following groups:
Trainees and vocational students
Pupils on further professional training courses (state certified technician)
Graduates of the above mentioned courses up to 12 months after the education
This Mobility program is supported by subsidies from different government agencies like the Economic and Labour authorities, the Authority for Education and Sports of the City of Hamburg as well as from subsidies from the European Social Fund.
This means, this is a scholarship and it usually covers the following expenses: Transport fees, accommodation and a subsistence for food (variations possible). So, you don´t need to pay it by yourself, lucky you!
So, the financial aspect is explained. Now Let´s have a look at our service:
Finding adequate internships in Hamburg
Socio-cultural program and intercultural training
monitoring and evaluation
The Mobility Agency´s staff will try to make you feel comfortable during your stay among us.
But the most important point of this program is your personal development. This is how you will profit from this experience:
Improve language and intercultural skills
Experience working in another country
Observe the business system
Experience the culture of the Country
The participants ( Hamburg, August 2014)
It sounds good, doesn´t it? In addition Hamburg is an incredible harbor city with a lot of attractions that for sure won´t disappoint you! For more information about Hamburg click here: http://www.hamburg.com/
Dare it, the Team of the Mobility Agency is looking forward to welcoming you!