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An international internship experience

My name is João Mota, I am 20 years old and from Lisbon, Portugal. I am currently studying Coding and Design and decided to try and apply for ERASMUS.

I arrived in Spain on the 1st March and was pleasantly greeted by my tutor, Júlia. Since I started the ERASMUS experience, I acquired a new life paradigm. Work-wise you need to be more aware of your mistakes and be willing to improve and also you have to be able to work as a team in order to succeed. Life outside work was a lot easier to cope, because my tutor helped me to get around the city and also introduced me to her group of friends. It was cool to hang out with them and that helped me integrate better in Reus social life.

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One of the biggest disadvantages for me in this whole process, is the fact that my lifestyle has radically changed. I don’t get to go to my home and be in my comfort zone because it’s a new environment. However, it’s an excellent opportunity and I recommend everyone that has a chance to embrace it and give it a try.