A few weeks ago we said goodbye to our Italian intern Elisa. Below, She tells us all about her time in Ireland and with IH Dublin.
My name is Elisa, I am an Italian student but I have been working as an intern at International House Dublin for one month now and I couldn’t be more satisfied with my choice!
In fact, everything happened very quickly and it was very unexpected as well. I have always been keen on travelling and languages in general, I love to see new places and to put myself to the test with different experiences, but this autumn I had just started my master in International Cooperation in Italy and I was trying to convince myself that it was time to study hard, when the Erasmus announcement of selection appeared !
I didn’t see it at first, it was a friend of mine who sent me a message. She has already had this experience abroad, while for me it was the first time and I can still remember what she wrote to me: “you will never regret it”.
I wasn’t very confident at first. The scholarships from university were few and I thought I would never found a company to work for. But you know what they say: if you don’t believe in yourself, why should anyone else?
So I tried, I have been in touch with the school for some months, I did some interviews, and here I am! working in the office of a prestigious English school in Dublin, having fun with my colleagues, being in touch with students from all over the world, and above all improving my English skills and feeling more confident about my capacities to approach the business world.
The people I’ve met here have been very nice to me since my first day. At work they taught me patiently my job assignments, they are always kind, cheerful and dedicated, and everybody is always willing to help, both outside and inside the school. I am quite sure when I say that it is not as easy as it seems to have such a great welcome when you are new and inexpert.
Besides people, another reason that I love this school so much for is the possibility it gives to me to work in the office and at the same time with students, welcoming the new ones on Monday, coming along with them to other buildings, supervising them during the exams or simply being helpful when they need it. My job here is quite gratifying, I would say !
Since I am in Dublin, I am enjoying every moment, I am feeling good and I am having a great time. The Erasmus placement here is something that I really recommend to everybody. It helps to improve all your skills, to make new friends, to find a new foreign family as well if you want.
Plus, Dublin is a very safe city , there are really nice places to visit and it’s not too big, thus you can really feel at home.
I don’t really feel like going back home !
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