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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: John M.
#India,#Medical,#International Internships
... my time spent in the hospital reduced the stress on the doctors in a severely understaffed hospital, and made a positive contribution to the people of Palampur. I helped perform tasks such as assisting geriatric patients in and out of their beds, taking blood pressure and vitals of post surgery patients...
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Posted By: Rebecca
#Israel,#International Internships
Every day, Yael and Ella would guide me through new recipes, techniques, and how to overcome the challenges of baking vegan (without eggs, dairy, etc). By the end of my three weeks, I was familiar with almost all the products and techniques used in the bakery..
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Posted By: Ciera
#South Africa,#Wildlife,#International Internships
I’ve traveled to farms to work with livestock, injecting, de-horning, pregnancy testing and artificially inseminating. I spent a lot of time in the townships, getting to know the locals – dogs and children! It was refreshing to be in community that valued love and kindness over materialistic items. We dipped the dogs (and many puppies!) for fleas, ticks and mange, de-wormed, vaccinated, and injected antibiotics to treat illnesses and injuries.
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Posted By: Floortji
#South Africa,#Wildlife,#International Internships
We did some game captures too, so I got to give some injections to wildebeests, impala’s and blesbucks. From wildlife we went to a farm and I witnessed the birth of a calf, and I got to do some pregnancy testing myself. Of course volunteering is hard work, but we had some time off too.
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Posted By: Ashley M.
#South Africa,#Wildlife,#International Internships
After being at the project for 3 weeks and being able to visit the same townships, during dog dipping, you could see the impact you were making on the animals which is honestly the best feeling in the world. You would notice the decrease in mange, ticks, fleas, and worms that dogs had.
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Posted By: Ashley
#South Africa,#Wildlife,#International Internships
During my time in South Africa I gained such a wide array of experience that would have never been possible at home. I participated in several game counts, tested cows and sheep for fertility, treated horses and mules in the area of Coffee Bay, and experienced both a net and helicopter capture.
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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: Benjamin K.
#Spain,#International Internships
I really grew and developed from this experience at the same time as having some of the most exciting times of my life! 
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Posted By: Margaret T.
#Israel,#International Internships
As my volunteer time came to a close, I felt so inspired and so confident that I couldn’t wait to go home and show off my newfound knowledge of vegan baking...I am so very proud of myself for having the courage to experience one of the best adventures of my life.
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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: Alexa
#South Africa,#Wildlife,#International Internships
The hands-on involvement was unlike any other! It felt great being able to help the local vets and townships. Volunteering in South Africa was by far one of the most rewarding experiences of my life!
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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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