In only two weeks off to Sydney


The application process and every other travel planning detail like visa for Australia, health insurance, accommodation, etc. was handled very quickly and without any difficulty. They were really supportive and within 2 weeks i was ready for my journey to Sydney, Australia. In this regard I really want to compliment the team of studentsgoabroad.


Travel planning

First I tried to apply at different companies on my own but this appeared to be very difficult because I did not have any contacts to companies and also because the application process abroad is very elaborate. This was why I decided to turn to an internship agency. I chose studentsgoabroad.com because there homepage on the internet seemed really reliable. And they also offered some reports from former interns which really convinced me to do this.

The application process and every other travel planning detail like visa for Australia, health insurance, accommodation, etc. was handled very quickly and without any difficulty. They were really supportive and within 2 weeks i was ready for my journey to Sydney, Australia. In this regard I really want to compliment the team of studentsgoabroad.

The internship in Sydney

I did an internship with a big insurance company in the centre of Sydney. The department I was working for was concerned with improvement in efficiency in business processes. Because every project had high technical requirements the internship was focusing very much on programming. But thereby I was able to improve my computer skills and I also was improving my English because I was forced to talk to my colleagues and clients in English every day.

The team and my bosses were very helpful and were always concerned with my well being. I never had the feeling of being disregarded as intern. Beneath the professional aspects also the social aspects were valued very highly at my company. I was allowed to take place in many events hosted by the company and so got to know many new colleagues.

Every 2 weeks an internship meeting took place where all interns came to meet for dinner in Sydney. Apart from eating and celebrating you always met new people. This is very good for those people who went abroad on their own and traveled without company because the meetings were good for making new friends.

Accommodation in Sydney

Finding an accommodation in Sydney was not as difficult as I expected it to be in the beginning. In my opinion there are much more offers than people looking for flats so I had a real choice where I wanted to stay. Of course you have to note that the housing prices are way above German standards but this was to be expected by a metropolis like Sydney. I recommend to look for an accommodation when you are in Sydney as you have the choice to go and visit it. I found my accommodation via different Facebook groups but studentsgoabroad also offers to search a flat for you.

Life in Australia

Life in Sydney is very multisided. On the one hand you can find the vivid and fast life in the city centre where the multicultural society is always on the move. Going out with friends, going shopping or look at different sights is really no problem. But on the other hand Sydney offers a calm and relaxed life. Especially in the suburbs or at the beaches you have some peace and quiet. So I would suggest that Sydney is good for everyone.

Travelling

Besides my internship I was able to used my leisure time to travel a lot. On the weekends I liked to visit places outside of Sydney. Furthermore I was allowed to take one week off when I made a road trip along gold coast. At the end of my internship I could do another journey and left Australia in the direction of French-Polynesia.

My conclusion

I am more than content with my internship abroad. I have met new friends, improved my English skills, gained new professional skills and could make many journeys.