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Posted By: Margaret H.
#Czech Republic,#International Internships ,#Hospitality Internships
There’s a Kafka quote at the bottom of the staircase at the hostel that reads: “Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” For me, doing this internship was about learning to discover the beauty in Prague and the new people that I met while I was here. And it turned out falling in love with Prague was the easiest thing I’ve ever done.
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Posted By: Janita V.
#Czech Republic,#International Internships,#Hospitality Internships
Interning in the Czech Republic at a hostel was a very memorable experience. The one thing I regret is only singing up for a month because that month felt like a long summer camp of heaven. I stayed in a girls dormitory, working with the same people and in the same place every day. Alone time was very rare in this lively hostel, but at least you were never lonely either.
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Posted By: Stephanie
#Czech Republic,#International Internships, #Hospitality Internships
Interning in the Czech Republic at a hostel was a very memorable experience. The one thing I regret is only singing up for a month because that month felt like a long summer camp of heaven. I stayed in a girls dormitory, working with the same people and in the same place every day. Alone time was very rare in this lively hostel, but at least you were never lonely either.
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Posted By: Anne
#Spain,#International Internships,#Hospitality Internships
The other task was acting as a cultural guide… this was definitely the best of the three jobs! Every day I got to organize a different cultural activity around the city and all over Catalonia! This meant that I led a group of guests around showing them the sights while I, myself, got subsidized admission to all the fantastic places! Better yet, because I worked at the hostel, I got discounted tour trips all around Spain!
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Posted By: Sophia
#Spain,#International Internships,#Hospitality Internships
I liked when I was able to make a difference in a day of a traveler who visited Barcelona just for a short time. The best reward was the grateful smiles from the people I could entertain with my personal stories and jokes. In addition, I loved to share and exchange opinions and ideas with them.
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Posted By: Clare
#Spain,#International Internships,#Hospitality Internships
The days at the Eco-Friendly Hospitality Internship consisted of either serving breakfast, bartending, or “activities” days (going anywhere around Barcelona with guests). Working breakfast meant early mornings, but waking up early was the only part of the internship’s duties that felt like work. Working the bar was great for getting to know the guests, and activities days were always easily accomplished as I was constantly hanging out with guests regardless of being scheduled for activities or not.
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Posted By: Sara
#Spain,#International Internships,#Hospitality Internships
The tasks I had to perform were various and enriching. (Bar, breakfast, touristic visits…) They were in direct contact with the clients but also with the proper functioning of the hostel. The atmosphere was always friendly and pleasant. The integration in the hostel and in the city was fast, it’s very easy to get used to the Spanish atmosphere and customs : hours of lunch, beach very near, night life … I‘ve never get bored! I had the time to work but also free time to discover the city and go out with clients.
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Posted By: Jasmine
#Spain,#International Internships,#Hospitality Internships
Day trips outside of the city were also a fantastic opportunity to experience more Spanish culture and see what else Spain has to offer. Girona with the beautifully colourful houses and Roman ruins; Figueres with the overwhelming Dali Museum (and crypt of the man himself); Sitges with its beautiful beaches and Montserrat with its hiking trails and Monastery. These were incredible days and ones that I wouldn’t have had without my time volunteering.
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Posted By: Sydney H.
#Czech Republic,#International Internships,#Hospitality Internships
By the end of my time in Prague I felt like I had learned all of the jobs fairly well and felt very knowledgeable in the hostel business...My favourite part about working in a hostel was the amazing people I was able to meet.
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Posted By: Liana B.
#CzechRepublic,#International Internships,#Hospitality Internships
This experience made me come out of my shell, since I was more social and open to new experiences...Prague was my coup-de-coeur, my favorite city! I just loved everything about it!
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Posted By: Arian
#Spain,#International Internships,#Hospitality Internships
I can only describe this trip as one of the happiest times of my life; being able to integrate everyday with people from all over the world and having the whole of Barcelona on your doorstop was incredible. It has completely changed my perspective on the world and I can’t wait but to explore more of it!
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Posted By: Sarah S.
#Spain,#International Internships,#Hospitality Internships
I made so many friends from all over the world and memories that I will cherish forever. So do not hesitate, go for it and make the best of your stay by volunteering in Spain, you won’t regret it!
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Posted By: Bettina
#Israel,#Development,#Conservation,#Hospitality Internships
We learned all about mud-building, which is a mess and hard work but fun too and a very ecological way of building. Work started early in the cooler morning hours and then again after a long siesta-break in the afternoon. I was very sad when I had to leave and will definitely come again.
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