Wednesday, 11 November 2009
It’s that time of the year again. All those who are interested in living a once-in-a-life-time experience can apply for one of the scholarships granted by Fundacion Caja Madrid, to spend almost half of the summer in either England or Ireland.
Most people might think speaking perfect English is an essential requirement, but relax, you just need to be able to communicate with other people and be willing to be a part of a great program that each year helps many students from all around Spain understand and enjoy a whole different life style.
As one of last years´ winners, I spent 7 weeks in Cork, Ireland, with 24 more students. There, we worked as interns for different companies (according to what we were studying), stayed with host families (Ireland is not only very well known for Guiness beer, but also for its hospitality) and met lots of interesting people from many places in the world.
My advice to those who feel like spending a different and very memorable summer is…go for it! Don’t miss this great opportunity, for sure, you won´t regret it!
Natalie Cerna (International Trade)