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Volunteer Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 2018/2019 Freemovers

Personal data
Mobility type:
traineeship

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Sports Studies

Field of study:
Physiotherapy

Level of study during period of placement:
Bachelor

Language used:
English

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
spring 2019

Period of placement (from-to):
2019-08-08 - 2019-08-30

Number of months:
1.00

Activities before my departure abroad
What was your approach in organising the placement?:
I was doing physiotherapy and other stuff in the Maliban hospital nearby Galle.

What documents are required for acceptance on a placement at this organisation?:
It runs through the program. I didn´t have to sign any other documents.

How far ahead did acceptance have to be organised? (in weeks):
4

Did you need a visa?:
yes

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
photo, passport

Fee for the visa:
for Czech, it is for free

During the placement
Did you change the training agreement in the course of your placement (training agreement)?:
no

What is necessary to arrange immediately on arrival? What requirements and at which offices?:
Everything is done, yet.

Describe your work/activity in the foreign organisation. Describe what specifically you did, whether the work corresponded to the agreed conditions and your field of study, and whether your work was independent and responsible, approximate working hours.:
I was helping with other patients, doing stuff like helping them to strengthen their muscles or stretch them. There were two sessions every day (9:00-12:00; 14-16:00)

Did the organisation or local student organisations arrange any special events for foreign students on placements?:
no

If yes then what?:

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
In the volunteer house.

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
720 USD

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):
The price is also for food and the program!

Who arranged your accommodation and how far ahead:
The Czech organisation - iVoluntair, about 2 months in advanced.

Equipment, internet connection, what to bring:
It is up to you.

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
It is so cheap there! Maybe about half of prices compared to Czech.

Transport to location of placement:
by plane

Approximate price:
about 500 USD

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
it depends

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
everything is cheap

How did you use health insurance? What type?:
I have insurance by Česká spořitelna to abroad

Did you have other insurance? Which?:
no

Experience with insured events:
no

Tips for recreation:
no

Financial support and expenses
Monthly grant from the Centre for International Cooperation:
16000 CZK

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
summer job, parents

  
What was your average monthly expenditure during the placement (i.e. without the travel there and back)?:
150 USD

a/ of which for accommodation:
40 USD

b/ of which for catering:
100 USD

c/ travel and recreation:
10 USD

Any comments to the average monthly expenditure:

 
Experience with bank accounts/services. Do you recommend an account arranged abroad, use of Czech payment cards...:
no

 
Did you pay to foreign organisations any fees? (insurance, materials, etc.):
720 USD

Did you receive a salary from the host business/organisation?:
no

If yes, what was your monthly salary?:
0 ???

 
Other advantages from the host organisation?:
There is everything

Is it necessary to assume a larger amount at the start of the placement? If yes, what and for what purpose?:
no

Recognition of the foreign placement at the home faculty
Is the traineeship part of your field of study?:
yes

If yes - is it a compulsory or optional part?:
it is up to you

How will your traineeship abroad be recognised at the home faculty?:
like an experience, nothing else

How many ECTS credits did you/will you get?:
6

Were there serious problems arranging recognition of the placement?:
I don´t know

Overall assessment
Assessment of personal benefit (1 = excellent):
5

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
5

Do you agree with the statement that, thanks to the experience gained during the placement you will be able to further develop your skills for work in your field?:
Yes, for sure!

What did you most appreciate after completing your placement?:
The life!

Any serious problems during the placement?:
no

Do you have any recommendation for those that follow you? (e.g. what to take with them):
Go and don´t worry. You live only once.