¡Hola! My name is Charley, and I am living the Valencian life for 4 months now. I am a 3rd-years-student from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen (The Netherlands). Via Stage in Spanje, I am doing an internship in the most lovely city of Spain: Valencia. I never did an internship before, so everything was quite new to me. Are you also planning on doing an internship or minor in Valencia? Or are you planning a city trip to this beautiful city? Keep reading, because I am going to tell you about my internship experience Valencia. And it’s of course also really nice to read if you are going to Valencia for a few days ;-).
Why I’m sharing my internship experience Valencia with you
To be honest, I do not really know how to explain how Valencia is. You must see and experience the city yourself. Valencia is a beautiful city with a stunning, but also a really relaxed atmosphere. You will not over-work here quickly, because everyone is super relaxed and very friendly. In case you are interested in an overview of Valencia’s highlights, take a quick look at Ciudad de las Artes Y Ciencias. They made a nice short overview of the ten most popular sightseeing activities in Valencia. I am going to tell you something about my experiences as a Valencian local, how my internship experience Valencia is and how I experience the Spanish culture. So far so good, because I really enjoy my internship in this beautiful city!
It is nice to be aware of some practical stuff before you leave to Valencia. No, not about the city itself. It is the best to not expect too much about the city, otherwise you would not be fully open for enjoying the little things that this amazing city has to offer. But, it is good to be informed about some of the practical stuff before you leave. Before you leave to Valencia for more than one month, it is important to fix your insurances. This includes insurances of material value, but also your health insurance. I do not know exactly how this works in another country than the Netherlands, but in The Netherlands you can fix this in the cheapest way at your bank. Do not forget to take your ID and insurance-card with you to Valencia, because you do not want to get in front of unwanted surprises. Besides insurances, do not forget to fix your eventual bursary’s. You and your parents already pay enough taxes. Grab what you can, or is that typical Dutch…? If you fix an internship via Stage in Spanje, you will not have to fix accommodation or contracts yourself. Very relaxing, because doing business as a non-Spanish student with a Spanish company will be difficult. If you are planning to fix it all yourself: do not forget to sign for a few days in a new month, because the company will let you pay for a full month instead of a few days. Oh, and do not forget that it is not very common to have a quilt in Spain. Only a thin blanket, but that is probably not warm enough during the winter.
My great internship experience Valencia
I’m enjoying Valencia muchos muchos. I am doing an internship at a Dutch company in Valencia: Suspanish. The working environment is outstanding. I have a lot of freedom in choosing my workspace, but still I prefer to work at the office. I can ask all my questions directly, and I am free to share my own innovative ideas with the two bosses of the company. As an intern, I am seen as a real employee at the company and taken very seriously. I get involved in many business activities, and I am allowed to give feedback to the company. After work, we drink a beer or wine with each other and talk about informal stuff. After work, you can find me in the city centre, Ruzafa or at the beach. I have seen almost every popular sights of the city, namely: Plaza del Virgen, Ciudad de las Artes Y Ciencias, Jardin del Turia, Catedral Santa María, Mercat Central, Torres de Serranos, L’Oceanografic, Barrio del Carmen and many more. A nice tip is to rent a bike and bicycle through the pretty and colorful Turia Park. You can rent the local public transport bike ‘Valenbisi’ for just 14 euros for a whole week, and 30 euros for a whole year. Are you searching for a nice activity during the evening? Do a wine-tasting tour or enjoy the music at Radio City. More in for an evening dancing? Visit Umbracle and Mya (this is a two-in-one place). Do not throw your entrance receipt away, because herewith you can consume one drink. You can relax and get over your hangover from last night at the Beach. Here, you can find nice food-spots and places to have a drink. Valencia has got a great and wide beach, including a deep blue sea.
There are many more things to tell you about Valencia, but pack your stuff and visit Valencia yourself. ¡Hasta Pronto!