Today we go to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. There, our student Deyvid Krasimirov, studying the training cycle “Web Application Development (DAW)“, is two months carrying the training module Workplaces thanks to a mobility Erasmus + KA103. Deyvid is very happy with the experience, as told in this interview.
¿Qué tal Deyvid? ¿Cómo estás y dónde estás realizado las prácticas?
Realizo los practicas en Praga (República Checa) en una pequeña empresa en el corazón de Praga, justo al lado del Puente de Carlos (Charles Bridge). The company is mainly engaged in making and maintaining websites for different customers, although there are also people from marketing and Social Media, Besides Web developers, like me.
What tasks are you going to do, or have you already done?
Wireframes development for new customers.
Performing new structure for news section for a client.
Website development with Bootstrap.
Creating database for Blog.
Interaction with customers to meet their needs when making the website and solve different questions that have.
Why did you decide to take an Erasmus + placement?
He felt he needed to do something more, I wanted to explore more opportunities and not close to what a particular city can offer. Also take the opportunity to improve my English and travel the world.
How were you assigned the company?
I was very lucky because I spent a long time looking for the best option and when I had the option will realize in Prague thought it would be great, and with any luck I got.
¿Cómo fueron los preparativos? ¿Qué opinaban tus familiares y amigos?
My parents were totally agree with me, we had to make the Erasmus +, and it would be a great opportunity for me.
Some friends saw him as crazy, other as an achievement, but for me it certainly has been the best decision.
Please tell us about your daily routine at work.
Very good atmosphere, colleagues are very friendly and workers. Every day we started preparing mainly coffee and reviewing where we were and that we must continue. We have an hour to eat in which we decide whether to go to a restaurant where the company pays us the menu or go to try different cuisines, either Thai, China, Czech …
It is not easy to find language? A high level you required?
Czech in a really difficult language, in my case I have not had a lot of trouble understanding some words and I found it easier to memorize the basics, Hello, goodbye, Good Morning… and some more difficult because they have a resemblance to my native language, Bulgarian, I found it easier.
What kind of accommodation have you got? How did you get it?
The company provided me information about different websites and Facebook groups, where there are many people making publications and is apparently very quickly a place to stay. The first 3 days I was in a hotel, but it was really easy to find floor.
What have you found most striking so far?
The number of people who are in this city, A lot of tourists, many students, but always a good atmosphere and a place to get to meet people.
Have you already visited somewhere nearby?
I was planning to go to Karlovy Vary, a city that is close to Prague but just this weekend and I've got rain postponed.
What advice would you give to your colleagues who are thinking of applying for an Erasmus+ placement next year?
Do not think it, just do it, It is a unique experience where you learn the language, to be independent and you can have opportunities to develop as a person and professionally in a different environment that will be good for you.
Summarize your experience so far in one sentence:
It could be summed up in one word, ¡Increíble! Sin duda la mejor decisión de mi vida y una gran oportunidad para poder encontrar el lugar donde pertenezco.
Thank you very much, Deyvid! ¡Sigue aprendiendo y disfrutando!