Keep your mind open! Sara’s Erasmus+ Internship experience


Sara come from Turin, a wonderful city in the north of Italy. She studied languages and then she did a master’s in Interpreting and Translation at the University of Bologna. She could spend 9 amazing months in the Erasmus programme for studies in Seville and then, after her master’s degree, she did her Erasmus+ internship here at CEU.

Why did you choose UCH-CEU for your internship? What attracted you to come to Valencia?

Languages are my passion and especially Spanish so I really wanted to do my internship in a Spanish city. I had already been in Valencia and really liked this warm and active city so I decided to come here for my 3 months long internship… and it has been a great choice! I chose UCH-CEU because it is an incredibly international university and I really wanted to discover what working in an international relations office was like.

What was your work at the UCH-CEU?

 I had different tasks in the office: as I am a translator, one of the main tasks was translating articles, academic documents, emails etc. I also dealt with Erasmus+ Agreements and helped organizing an international week for Russian partner Universities. Moreover, during my last month at CEU, I took part in the summer school for children at the Colegio CEU San Pablo. What I really liked during my experience here at CEU is that from the first day I really participated in the work of the office, I felt part of the team.

 What can you tell us about your life in Valencia?

 Valencia is the perfect city to live in. You have everything you need, the city center is very beautiful to visit, people are always nice and open-minded, food is great, if you have some spare time you can easily go to the beach or to the amazing Turia gardens. There is always something to do, cultural activities, fairs, events, concerts, parties… I really had a great time here!

What are your plans for the future?

In the near future I am going to stay in Spain. I am going to Ibiza to work in a hotel reception and in the meanwhile I will look for a job! I would love to keep working in an international environment, surrounded by people from all over the world. I would like to find a job in Spain because it is a wonderful country.

 What tip would you give other students who want to study or work abroad?

Keep your mind open! Try to change, to discover new things, don’t settle down, always try to become friend with people from different countries and learn their way to see the world. Travelling is the best way to learn so we should never stop doing it.




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