Did you know that sign language is not international? Surprisingly hearing impaired people from different countries cannot understand each other. And this fact poses many difficulties for these people when it comes up to interaction with other nationalities and of course travelling. But not for this guy.
When we first got his inquiry in November 2017 we understood that this case is going to be special. Of course, at first, we thought it might be a challenge, and feared it might be hard, or even close to impossible to negotiate a placement for a hearing-impaired person with an international background, not to mention providing Russian language course and cultural program we usually suggest to our interns. But knowing more about Jerome, all our prejudices disappeared.
Jerome showed himself as a highly open-minded and outgoing person, brilliantly integrated into hearing environment. Among his most favourite occupations: studying Russian, Arabic and Chinese, going to a jiu-jitsu club, a krav-maga club. He takes salsa lessons and every Wednesday he works as a volunteer in a food distribution centre in his home city of Bordeaux, France. He also passed both theoretical and practical tests for his driving license.
Jerome has already taken 2 internships of 3 months: one in Buenos Aires and one in Bordeaux and we see that his ambitions and determination know no bounds.
Jerome’s program with ProfIntern includes not only internship placement in the company, but also private Russian language class, online Skype course with a professional couch called «How to find yourself in Russia?» and, of course, cultural package.
This week Jerome already had a hop-on-hop-off guided excursion around Saint-Petersburg, took 2 Russian classes of 2 hours, had 1 on-line seminar and even went on a corporate trip with his workmates.
We wish Jerome to get maximum out of this experience and we want to thank him for this inspiration he shares with us.
We believe that Jerome is the best example of how active life position, thirst for learning and a positive attitude can eliminate all possible barriers.
And we in ProfIntern are proud to have this chance and help so many different people with all possible backgrounds to make their dreams come true!
St.Petersburg: useful links and infoRead
Saint-Petersburg - city of lightRead
Why doing an internship in RussiaRead
Spring and Labour Day or PervomaiRead
White Nights in Saint-Petersburg: perfect for summer internshipRead
Victory Day Celebration - May, 9thRead
The Night of Museums in RussiaRead
Saint-Petersburg City DayRead
Stereotypes about Russia. An expat’s experience – interviewsRead
Russian Cultural Dimensions: Environment, Time and ActionRead
Expats about communication and language barriers in RussiaRead
ProfIntern at the Youth Association forum for a Greater Europe (Paris)Read
Saint-Petersburg Reminiscences, Chapter 1: Arrival to Saint-PetersburgRead
Saint-Petersburg Reminiscences, Chapter 2: Downtown wonders of Saint-Petersburg, at first glanceRead
Saint-Petersburg Reminiscences, Chapter 3: Weather in Saint-PetersburgRead
Living in Saint-Petersburg – Feed yourselfRead
Living in Saint-Petersburg: Public transport for startersRead
A European in Russia explains: “Are Russians rude?”Read
My Experience of Engineering Internship in RussiaRead
Russia takes 6th place in Study EU Country Ranking 2017Read
Environmental internship – my favorite tasksRead
The controversial love between Russians and Italians: so far, yet so closeRead
‘Russia’ is not written on the walls 2Read
5 reasons to Visit FIFA World Cup 2018 In RussiaRead
Thirst for learning knows no boundariesRead
Russian superstition a foreigner does not know aboutRead
Life in Russia beyond expectationsRead
Broken stereotypes about RussiaRead
Why Russia is a great internship destination?Read
What makes Moscow so...Moscow?Read
Back to France with new projects after Internship with ProfInternRead
My success story: how I launched my online boutique!Read
A week in the Bordeaux Vineyard with Alaïs. First experience as a wine guideRead