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Host country:
Host institution:
Mobility type:
Ac. year:
Study level:
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USA 2021/2022 ISEP Exchange

Personal data
Mobility type:

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Informatics

Field of study:
Software engineering

Level of study during period of placement:

Language used:

Summer/winter school?:

Period of studies:
spring 2022

Period of placement (from-to):
2022-05-16 - 2022-08-12

Number of months:

Activities before my departure abroad
What was your approach in organising the placement?:
I found job offer at indeed and apply

What documents are required for acceptance on a placement at this organisation?:
Visa, passport

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

Did you need a visa?:

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
job offer

Fee for the visa:
160 eur + 100 eur processing fee for ISEP

During the placement
Did you change the training agreement in the course of your placement (training agreement)?:

What is necessary to arrange immediately on arrival? What requirements and at which offices?:
Social Security Number

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.:
Install, configure, test, monitor, and troubleshoot end-user worksta6on hardware/so\ware, networked peripheral devices, and networking products, ensuring all setup parameters meet company standards
Install, configure, and maintains personal computers, file servers, telephone systems, networks, cabling, printers, and other related equipment.
Recommends hardware and so\ware solu6ons to meet the needs of employees and customers
Maintain accurate records of projects, tasks, instances of failures, repairs, installa6ons, and removal Communicate with internal customers
Develops, communicates, and trains employees on best prac6ces, new or enhanced so\ware and systems

more less yes, I did some aditional task not included in IT intern role

Did the organisation or local student organisations arrange any special events for foreign students on placements?:

If yes then what?:
Job fairs

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
260 USD

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):
all included except food (15 usd/day)

Who arranged your accommodation and how far ahead:
1 month

Equipment, internet connection, what to bring:
Just personal belongings

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
2-3 higher

Transport to location of placement:
airplane + car

Approximate price:

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
buy as soon as possibl

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
just bike but everything is too far at least 10km to the nearest village

How did you use health insurance? What type?:

Did you have other insurance? Which?:

Experience with insured events:
not really helpful when needed

Tips for recreation:
lot of activities, running, cycling, pool, kayking...

Financial support and expenses
Monthly grant from the Centre for International Cooperation:
10000 CZK

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:

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

a/ of which for accommodation:
260 USD

b/ of which for catering:
400 USD

c/ travel and recreation:
100 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...:
need to open US bank account

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

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

If yes, what was your monthly salary?:
1000 USD

Other advantages from the host organisation?:
flexible time, lot of freerime activities

Is it necessary to assume a larger amount at the start of the placement? If yes, what and for what purpose?:

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

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

How will your traineeship abroad be recognised at the home faculty?:
As optional course

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

Were there serious problems arranging recognition of the placement?:

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

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):

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?:

What did you most appreciate after completing your placement?:
meet new people

Any serious problems during the placement?:

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