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Euractiv SLOVENSKO

Slovakia 2021/2022 Freemovers

Personal data
Mobility type:
traineeship

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Social Studies

Field of study:
European Studies

Level of study during period of placement:
Master

Language used:
Slovak

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
autumn 2021

Period of placement (from-to):
2021-08-26 - 2022-01-31

Number of months:
5.00

Activities before my departure abroad
What was your approach in organising the placement?:
Našla som najskôr ponuku na stáž na stránke euractiv.sk. Následne som zaslala organizácii svoj motivačný list a životopis a prihlásila sa na výberové konanie, ktoré malo 3 kolá. V poslednom kole som bola pozvaná po pohovor, na ktorom ma nakoniec vybrali.

What documents are required for acceptance on a placement at this organisation?:
motivačný list, životopis, ukážka žurnalistických textov

How far ahead did acceptance have to be organised? (in weeks):
3-4

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)?:
áno

What is necessary to arrange immediately on arrival? What requirements and at which offices?:
stáž bola na Slovensku a som Slovenka, takže nebolo potrebné nič vybaviť

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.:
prekladala som články z a do angličtiny, prepisovala rozhovory, písala vlastné články, pomáhala spísať príručku o EÚ pre stredné školy. Práca odpovedala môjmu oboru studia, bola dosť samostatná a individuálna. Pracovala som 20 - 25 hodín do týždňa.

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?:
V podnájme v Bratislave

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
247 EUR

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):
Nájom, energie

Who arranged your accommodation and how far ahead:
ja sama, mesiac pred nástupom na stáž

Equipment, internet connection, what to bring:
mám tu všetko

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
podobné ako v ČR

Transport to location of placement:
vlakom

Approximate price:
100 kč

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
nič

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
dobrá dostupnosť MHD, študentský lístok na 30 min stojí 45 centov.

How did you use health insurance? What type?:
mám slovenské poistenie, netrebalo nič riešiť

Did you have other insurance? Which?:
nie

Experience with insured events:
žiadne

Tips for recreation:
Devínska Kobyla, Malé Karpaty, Železná studienka, centrum Bratislavy,

Financial support and expenses
Monthly grant from the Centre for International Cooperation:
5000 CZK

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
stáž bola čiastočne platená

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

a/ of which for accommodation:
247 EUR

b/ of which for catering:
130 EUR

c/ travel and recreation:
80 EUR

Any comments to the average monthly expenditure:

 
Experience with bank accounts/services. Do you recommend an account arranged abroad, use of Czech payment cards...:
mám slovenské platobné karty, fungujú tu aj české. Odporúčam zriadiť si Revolut

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

Did you receive a salary from the host business/organisation?:
yes

If yes, what was your monthly salary?:
300 EUR

 
Other advantages from the host organisation?:
vlastný stôl a počitač v redakcii, káva zdarma,

Is it necessary to assume a larger amount at the start of the placement? If yes, what and for what purpose?:
záloha na ubytovanie je rovnaká ako prvý nájom

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?:
povinná

How will your traineeship abroad be recognised at the home faculty?:
ako povinne voliteľný predmet

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

Were there serious problems arranging recognition of the placement?:
nie

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

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
1

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?:
určite áno

What did you most appreciate after completing your placement?:
zlepšenie v písaní žurnalistických textov, v štylistike a argumentácii.

Any serious problems during the placement?:
žiadne

Do you have any recommendation for those that follow you? (e.g. what to take with them):
obľúbené jedlo z Česka :)