I lived in Borken for three months, traveling to work by bike for full 5 minutes I had a breathtaking apartment with a beautiful view on the city. Speaking about Borken, it is a small, beautiful and highly recommended place to visit, north of Essen. Every day differed a bit from the other From one day chilling around the beautiful places in Borken, all the way to hanging out with newly met colleagues and now friends. The magic of living in Germany got even stronger when I started traveling to the places around Borken and even different sides of the country itself.
First thing on my checklist when I came to Germany was to visit an old friend who I had not seen for a couple of years. He lived by train away from Borken 8 hours but one day I got the courage and bought the train ticket. Best decision during my stay.
During my 8 – 10 hour travel I met new people from around the globe and got to make new friends along the way. This was only the kick-off to many more adventures. I started travelling to other places, visited my internship friends and gained valuable experience from them, too.
Participating in the Internship Programme of German Business helped me to step out of my comfort zone which I almost never did before that. I gained huge experience in the field of engineering I never thought I would, and I loved every second of it. My English and German language skills improved significantly and after putting my experience on my CV, companies back home started approached me – something I had never dreamt of. Today, I am working as Process Engineer at Traktionssysteme Bosnia which would never be the case with all the professional experience I gained in Germany.
But the most valuable aspect of my time in Germany and now as an alumni of the regional alumni network of our Programme is dedicated to meeting old friends again, making new friends for life, traveling through Germany and now moving through the Balkans participating in all these alumni events.
Believe it or not – this is a „Once in a lifetime experience“.
I am very thankful for the given opportunity to be part of the Internship Programme of German Business and TePmA Engineering GmbH for this amazing experience.