My internship at EProjectConsult was really interesting. The time here in Sicily was quit flying. In the office of EprojectConsult I had the opportunity to work and have fun with people from Poland, Romania, Greece, Latvia, Spain, Japan and of course Italy. Each day was a day of mixing languages and get more and more in touch with the people and become real friends, here the European slogan of united in diversity get realized.
During my internship I prepared some workshops for different projects, which was a creative and fantastic work. I learned how to organize a workshop and I got so much information about different topics like the omnipresence of plastic, how to move and stay active.
The internship, the people I met here and the weekend trips e.g. to Stromboli island, Cefalù, Taormina and Palermo, made the experience of the Leonardo internship unforgettable, which I can only recommend to everyone.
I am Ivka and I am about to finish my Erasmus placement in EProjectConsult. I would like to say that this internship has been a great experience. I had an opportunity to meet really nice people, to participate on the various projects and enhance my organizational and communication skills as well as get to know many new things.
I am thankful to Nino and Federica that I could come here, learn and at the same time to have an amazing stay. They are definitely the best bosses I have ever had. I really recommend you to try it on your own, because I really enjoyed spending these three months here.
Hi, My name is Gosia and I am from Poland. I’m an intern (I’m doing my Erasmus Placement) in Eprojectconsult.
It’s my last week here so I would like to write something about the time I spent here, in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto in EprojectConsult office.
I’m sure it was an unforgettable experience!
Why? The reasons are numerous!
Firstly, the most important for me, I had an opportunity to progress in different domains. As I’m studying languages, I wanted to develop my languages skills and I succeededJ For example I was translating in Polish, English, Italian and French. Moreover, I was dealing with different programs funded my UE (like Leonardo da Vinci and Youth in Action) what let me to get to know better opportunities connected with these programmes and I’m sure it will be useful for me in the future.
Moreover, the thing which made my stay in Sicily unforgettable are the people I met here! I have to admit that Sicilian people are extremely nice, opened and generous. Also all the people who I was working in the office with(Federica, Nino, Teruko and other interns- Melike, George and Ivka) were so helpful and nice!
Finally, just Sicily! J I travelled quite a lot, I saw beautiful places like for example Catania, Palermo, Taormina, Siracusa, Agrigento… Sicily is definitely an amazing place to do an internship. Nice weather till the December, wonderful views, sea so close, delicious food… What else do we need?
Hello! My name is Anna, and I been an intern at Eprojectconsult during 5 months. I study business administration in Latvia (Daugavpils) and for me internship abroad been a great experience.
Work at Eprojectconsult helped me to understand how work small companies in Italy, their relations inside and outside of company. In office everyone is very friendly and interns feel themselves like a part of staff from the first day. I been involved in project developing and running, contacting the partners. I learned a lot about European funds, programmes like Youth in action and Leonardo Mobility. In office you can meet interns from all the Europe, it’s a great possibility to find new friends and get new knowledge.
Company also assists in renting accommodation and Italian language courses. For me it is a big plus, because, usually employers didn’t assist in things like this.
If you want to get qualified internship, learn how to develop and run projects, Eprojectconsult will be the best choice!
my Name is Alexander and I am from Leipzig/Germany. In summer 2012 I spent two month in Sicily and did an internship at Eprojectconsult.
Now, that this time is over, what can I say about living and working in Sicily? Well, I can tell that it has been a nice experience to be confronted with different tasks, which are no problems as long as you can solve these tasks in your mother tongue. But if you have to solve them in a foreign language, you have to learn to be very creative and flexible in solving these tasks. I think this is an important experience which really changed my mind and especially my point of view about working and living abroad. I'm happy that I have had the chance to do an internship like this.
Furthermore I really enjoyed the time in the office, because all of the colleagues are very competent and funny people. They have also been able to take themselves with a pinch of salt – which is very important to have a comfortable working atmosphere. While working in the office, I have recognized, that there are always new and interesting projects about cultural exchange, music-festivals, arts and with a lot of people from different countries. So I never got bored and there has always been some interesting input for my mind.
In the end I can tell, that it was a very good experience from which I will tell a long long time.
Hello, my name is Mathias Manhout from Belgium.
I did my internship at Eprojectconsult in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto for 3 months. My work was mainly focused on the technical aspects of the company like the maintenance of the website, developing folders and brochures,…
In these 3 months, I’ve learned a lot, like speaking Italian, technological aspects, information about European cultural and exchange programmes,…
I also participated in a Youth in Action-project in Parco Jalari with people from all over Europe. But especially the friendly colleagues made this internship a very special moment of my life.
I can honestly say that I had a very good time in Sicily and can look back on a successful internship. Don’t hesitate to join this marvelous team.
My name is Agne. I came from Lithuania to do my internship in “A Rocca” Organisation with its International Department EprojectConsult in Sicily… and… I had the best time in my life!!! (So far, of course :)).
I was working with other interns in EprojectConsult office and all of us were doing the tasks that we really like or that are connected with our major at university (mine was Management and Business Administration with a specialization of Accounting and Audit). Federica and Nino were always concern about how we are doing, if everything is fine, if we need any help and so on… They were the employers with whom you can do both, work hard and have fun! I am giving a BIG PLUS for that! ;) While working here, I have gained valuable experience that will be definitely useful in my future career and for me in the future in general.
And leaving all the work behind… I’VE LIVED A WONDERFUL LIFE HERE!!! I don’t know if you believe that a person can be extremely happy every single day but believe me – I WAS! Beautiful nature… nice weather… good musi… traveling around Sicily (I’ve visited Messina, Palermo, Catania, Syracuse, Taormina and beautiful places of nature – Isola Bella, Cava Grande and Mount Etna)… and the most important – warm, relaxed and friendly Sicilian PEOPLE…! Now, after all these good things I just don’t want to leave! (And my train is in a few hours :)))) But I’ve made a promise for myself – I’ll definitely come back here :) (I still have to visit Eolian Islands, haha.. :D).
So… What I can say? Just don’t miss your chance to experience your internship in EprojectConsult!!! It’s really worth it :)
Also, I could tell, that employers – Federica and Nino - really entertain and try to give tasks from our (interns) specializations, care if we are glad about our work, if not - try to find and change to something suitable, that we would feel, that we got and learnt something useful after the practice period. Also, they want us to teach new things, help us and explain things if needed from its basis.
What else would you need for your practice – you are among young people, your employers are also young and modern persons, who are always ready for innovations and like to communicate with you and the world.
2. FREE TIME
Actually, it seems, that every day we had things to do…we were so busy of being involved in the cultural life – to walk around the city, go to the beautiful port, beach, Capo Milazzo (wonderful landscape!),to go for delicious gelato, coffee, Italian pasta or pizza, meet friends, or yes yesyeees, of course, to party!!
Also during the practice I’ve visited a lot of cities in Sicily. They are very charming–you can find delightful downtowns and amazing nature.
And I’ve also metvery, I mean VERY great people! So believe me, Sicilians are really fun, relaxed, helpful and interactive people!
Probably I look very excited…but I can ensure, that everything was totally like that and every day was a surprise in the heaven. What made me smile so often. (But can it be “Too much”?)
I think Sicily has everything – SUN, BEACH, MOUNTAINS, Historical and beautiful cities, Good NIGHTLIFE and amazing PEOPLE. Oh Yea!
This is Dorota again. This time it's already my last post here. Finally, after 3 months my internship is over. I have spent three wonderful months working in the EProjectConsult office together with Federica, Nino, Teruko, Gianfranco, Alex, Agne and Laura.
What can I say about this period? Honestly, it was one of the most interesting time in my life. Why? I am not writing this for no reason. I really feel like that I learned something new and important. During my internship I was dealing with many European projects, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Youth in Action, EVS, and ENPI. What is important, I had also the unique opportunity to participate not only in the preparation of a projects, but also I become a real participant when, thanks to courtesy of Nino and Federica, I took a part in “eARTh” project. What is important for me, I was preparing also translations and thanks to that I honed my Italian and English.
Of course, my life in Sicily was not associated only with the work in the office. I had the excellent occasion to visit many interesting places on that gorgeous island. I met wonderful people here and I gained valuable experience. I learned also a lot about Italian culture and customs. These are things that I will never forget!
I'm really glad that I had the possibility to work with all these wonderful people. I’m already missing you.
Take care and keep in touch!
Dorota from Poland
Hi everyone! I am Clothilde Bonnier, a French nineteen-year-old student at ECE in Lyon, in France. I spent 3 months in Sicily for an internship at “EprojectConsult”, in Barcellona. My tasks were mainly related to the Marketing research in the framework of European LLP programmes such as looking for potential partners, contacting them, trying to establish partnership, applying for projects.
Being involved in labour world enabled me to gain autonomy, to have more initiative. Knowledge acquired during my training is still useful because each student is concerned by Erasmus placement, Leonardo da Vinci etc... And now I know much more about EU programmes. Thank to this experience abroad, I improved my linguistic skills and I have a more precise idea regarding my future job.
But the marketing research has not been the only one part of my mission, I also had the opportunity to be involved in project management. Indeed we received a group Bulgarian students, and I was so nice it has been a really interesting experience. I discovered at the same time how much it is enriching to meet people from another country, with their own culture, and how much managing projects is difficult.
There is a lot to say about my professional and personal experience in Sicily. The best has been people I met: EprojectConsult staff who is young and dynamic, they did their best to make my trip agreeable and unforgettable, Sicilian people who were so friendly with me. I enjoyed every day of my stay! About the location, Sicily is a beautiful island with a very rich culture I had the chance to discover, there are so many places and monuments to see.
So don’t hesitate to come to have an interesting training, to meet nice people, to visit Sicily!
Ciao a Tutti!
There are two things I have to mention beside the work: First of all the amazing sicilian people and the awesome nature! Those two made my summer never to be forgotten!I have to say thank you to my bosses and to my flatmates who took a part of my sicilian life!
Thank you guys! See you soon :)
Ciao! My name is Iris and I come from Iceland. I spent three months in Sicily working for EprojectConsult. I am a doing a master’s degree in international business and here I gained some great work experience.
My stay in Sicily was one of the best experiences of my life. I learned alot and what is not to love about this beautiful island. It has everything that you could ask for. The sea, the sun and wonderful and amazing people who are the most generous and hospitable I have ever met.
I made good friends here during my stay and together we traveled around the island and had lots of fun together.
This adventure is something that I will never forget and I feel very lucky that I got to experience it.
My name is Elena Rasheva, 4th year student in Queen Mary, University of London. In summer 2011, I spent 6 weeks in Sicily working as an Intern in “EprojectConsult”. My tasks were mainly related to the “Youth in Action Program”: applying for projects, contacting and communicating with actual and potential partners. Being exposed to the real business world helped me realise the importance of time management, ability to work in team and patience. The practical knowledge gained during the internship is also useful- now I know much about EU and EU projects and I already have some ideas for my future job.
I had the great opportunity to assist in the organisation of the “European Humour” project. I saw how difficult preparing a good and interesting project is, but I also had the chance to participate in it. Being another participant in the project allowed me to actually talk to the people and see their first reactions and impressions.
There is a lot to say about my work and my whole experience in Sicily. The most important are, however, the people I met: employers, other interns, locals. The friendly atmosphere in the office made the working process easy and agreeable for everyone. I enjoyed every single minute of my stay and I wish I could stay longer.
Ciao a tutti!
My name is Karolina, I am from Poland. I study at Warsaw University of Life Sciences. I spent wonderful summer in Sicily with “Eprojectconsult” team. Thanks to them I could learn a lot about European projects organization, management and I could make my first steps in the international business world. Employers were always very flexible, helpful and looked positive for our ideas that we could implement. Work here was a great experience for me and I believe that all I gained here it will be very useful during my future career path. My stay on Sicily was amazing time mostly thanks to people I met here. Sicilian are amazingly hospitable people, thanks to them I felt like home here, thanks to them I felt that I belong to this place. Besides work and people, Sicily is an incredibly beautiful island.
For all these reasons my 3-months Erasmus Placement was an unforgettable time.
My name is Sjoerd Habing and I am from the Netherlands. I study at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences and I finished the Erasmus placement of my studies at EprojectConsult, and one of its brands SiciliaWedding.
My stay in Sicily was great! At work I had the chance to work on some of my own ideas, and the work at SiciliaWedding was very diverse. After a while I could see that things changed because of my work and it was great to notice that. At EprojectConsult there is always room for good initiatives and this flexible attitude creates a very good atmosphere in the company. The people working here are very friendly and made my stay here even better, I will always remember them.
Of course, Sicily is an amazing place and I would recommend everybody to visit it. If you have a chance to go there for an Internship or placement, you should certainly do it!
Ciao my name is Ewa I`m a student from Universiy of Nicolaus Copernicus in Torun, Poland. I spent 3 months in Sicily with Erasmus Treinee Program. This time will stay unforgettable for me because I spent great time in amazing Sicily with fantastic people who really gave us possibility to learn new things, treated us as their partners at work and friends behind the work. I had possibility to work with young, very professional, well educated people who really like what they do and want to share their experience with others. it was great experience, I learnt a lot , I was welcome with own suggestions, ideas, had possibility to try to check myself in many various tasks, learn how to search information. For sure this experience I gained here will be very useful for me in the future. Thank you for all.
The „A Rocca” Company is a young, but fast growing international organization. I spent 3 great months there for my Erasmus internship placement. Full of new experiencies. The job is mainly computer work, but I learned a lot about international business, marketing and EU funds. And of course, I improved my English knowledge a lot.
Another part of my job was outdoor activity organization for participants of the „A Rocca” Company’s international youth projects. It was interesting and in the same time useful for me.
All the employees at the company are very helpful, hospitable and friendly. You will not get bored here – because the people working here are relatively young.
And Sicily, where this company is located, is wonderful! There are a lot of really impressive places to visit!
Regards and Welcome to Sicily,
University of Latvia
Before coming on this intership , Sicily was for me like undiscovered land. The image from God father and some barley stories about Sicilian mafia was the only thing which I knew about this island. But the fact that year before I made Erasmus in Italy encouraged me to come again to this beautiful country. And I wasn’t disappointed. In my opinion Sicilia was the best place to make Erasmus placement from few reasons: historical and cultural heritage, beautiful seaside, excellent food and what is the most important warm and hospitable people. Of course I had to get used to typical south style of life when on everything you have to wait proper amount of time, and that in the afternoon everything is closed because of the siesta. But it didn’t discourage me and I enjoyed this wonderfull island of orange and lemon trees. I have to also emphasise a fact that I always could relay on my office team, where I felt like in the international family. Sicilia and Erasmus Placement in EuroprojectConsult was an unforgettable experience which gave me a lot of confident and helped to improve my Italian language.
Sicily have been my home already for 4 months. During this time i was working as intern in ‘’EprojectConstult’’ and ‘’ARocca’’ Office
and I have acquired and gained new experiences in my life, not describable in few words.I could tell that I opened completely diverse and new world to myself. This experience extended my knowledge in many different ways-starting from learning language, great and quiet atmosphere around, understanding about Sicily’s cultural heritage and traditions, in the same time working in a multicultural environment; I lived together with other interns in quiet place-Barcellona P.G. By the way italian food is excellent and weather is fantastic, which is ‘’molto importante’’ for a girl like me who comes from North Europe. I could tell that Sicily definately has it all- culture, atmosphere, fantastic nature and great people, who treasures their culture and supplements eachother. Of course it is impossible to stay in a new place without any discouraging and negative experiences, but I could tell, that all these little details just made my stay here more interesting. I will definately return to visit beautiful Sicily again, because this place will always bear a little piece of my heart in it.
I truly enjoyed my stay in Sicily and now in the end of my stay I see how much I am going to miss it.
It is one of the most exotic, beautiful and foreign location I have ever visited.
I won’t deny sometimes, it was hard to feel like at home here, but sun,
sea and warm weather gives you feeling you are more on luxurious holidays than on the study mission.
Hope you enjoy Sicily as much as I did!
3 months staying in Sicily was one of the best choices of my life.
The Island is wonderful, Sicilian people are extremely helpful and the Sicilian cuisine is excellent.
Being an intern of the company Eprojectconsult was a very good experience,
Nino and Federica were all the time very friendly and helpful to me and
I know that one day I will definitely come back for a visit.
Nikolett Dely, Hungary
My training gave me a wide range of abilities and knowledge which I want to use in my future career.
and belief in one’s plans and dreams it is possible to make them real.