On the whole, I had an amazing experience in Russia and fell in love with St. Petersburg. It is a rich and magnificient city filled with culture and history. I particularly appreciated the impressive architecture. Besides, there is so much to see and to do that it is impossible to get bored. I have been to amazing places (museums, palaces, cathedrals) and attended wonderful events (theatre, ballet, opera, ice hockey). I had an interesting experience not long ago when I visited a cathedral on Vasilievsky Island. The decoration was beautiful and the atmosphere was unique. I sat there for around 20 minutes and immersed myself in this cosy yet elegant setting. I was feeling so relaxed and peaceful. I am not a big fan of churches but there it was different, I had never felt like that before, especially not in a religious environment.
What’s more, I had been assigned both great accommodation and internship. All the people around were so welcoming and generous. I fit in quite quickly and felt good in all environments.
I am so lucky to have been given this incredible opportunity! For all that I would like to thank ProfIntern and Belgium operators.
I would have liked to improve more but it was difficult with only evening classes twice a week. They didn’t help as much as I thought they would. Fortunately, the on site immersion allowed me to listen to the Russian language on a daily basis and to try to practice with native speakers, which is the best option. I know I stayed only three months and that it is impossible to speak this difficult language like a miracle. I really love it and would like to carry on studying it in the future.
Even though the tasks I had to complete were not very varied, it was a nice experience. I could see how this kind of translation companies work and the job they do. My English dramatically improved and my co-workers were always happy to help me with the Russian language. The members of staff were very friendly, mindful and made me feel welcome in the office; they even invited me to join them for meals and some activities. The atmosphere was pleasant and easy-going while remaining professional.
It has been fantastic to discover another culture and stay enough time to be able to understand it. Living in another country is always open-minding and allows you to develop your critical mind. I was happy to know more about history and I am now passionate about the Russian language. I can say thay it has been a linguistic and cultural revelation for me, I feel like learning more, reading Russian authors, and so forth. I would definitely come back!
ProfIntern services were efficient, above all to prepare our arrival. With their good lead in collaboration with the Belgian operator, I was confident about all aspects of my stay in St. Petersburg.
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