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Host institution:
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Faculty:
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Estonian Aviation Academy

Estonia 2021/2022 Freemovers

Personal data
Mobility type:
traineeship

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Informatics

Another faculty at MU:
Faculty of Informatics

Field of study:
Software Engineering

Level of study during period of placement:
Master

Language used:
English

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
autumn 2021

Period of placement (from-to):
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-31

Number of months:
4.00

Activities before my departure abroad
What was your approach in organising the placement?:
I checked lennuakadeemia.ee, where I found an interesting project, so I sent them an email asking about an internship position, and after two rounds of interviews, I got it.

What documents are required for acceptance on a placement at this organisation?:
ID

How far ahead did acceptance have to be organised? (in weeks):
3

Did you need a visa?:
no

Documents and materials needed for a visa:

Fee for the visa:

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?:
Temporal residency (ideally also Estonian ID)

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.:
The internship exactly matches the expected working hours and also my job description. In the beginning, they asked what working hours fit me, and we agreed on hours that were best for me. My job was primarily to create or update models for Aviation education using simulation software SIMIO. I usually worked allone, but I consulted my progress with my mentor, so I got quite a lot of freedom and responsibility.

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?:
KHK Hotell

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
150 EUR

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):
Tartu Kutsehariduskeskuse Hotell

Who arranged your accommodation and how far ahead:
I booked this place 3 months before.

Equipment, internet connection, what to bring:
The wifi is pretty slow but working fine with cable. I suggest bringing something for cooking.

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
A bit more expensive.

Transport to location of placement:
Car

Approximate price:
140 Eur

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
Vienna-Tallinn (Ryanair) -> Bus to Tartu (10 Eur)

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
(Shared) Bike, Bus (1e per ride), Walk.

How did you use health insurance? What type?:
EU Health Insurance

Did you have other insurance? Which?:
No

Experience with insured events:
None

Tips for recreation:
Travel

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?:
My savings

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

a/ of which for accommodation:
150 EUR

b/ of which for catering:
350 EUR

c/ travel and recreation:
200 EUR

Any comments to the average monthly expenditure:
Food without any drink in restaurant starts from 10e but there are lunch meals for 5 - 6 euro some of theme includes drink. Shared room with another person cost me

 
Experience with bank accounts/services. Do you recommend an account arranged abroad, use of Czech payment cards...:
Eur bank account works just well

 
Did you pay to foreign organisations any fees? (insurance, materials, etc.):
no

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?:
flexible working hours, gym, sauna, free parking, super nice colleagues

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 obligatory

How will your traineeship abroad be recognised at the home faculty?:
It should be accespted

How many ECTS credits did you/will you get?:
20

Were there serious problems arranging recognition of the placement?:
I do know yet.

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

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
3

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

What did you most appreciate after completing your placement?:
gained experiences

Any serious problems during the placement?:
None

Do you have any recommendation for those that follow you? (e.g. what to take with them):
Bring car if you can you won't regret it.