Having a very basic level of French on arrival I found that my level augmented in B2 level
A story by Declan
Country of Origin: Ireland
Country of destination: France
Having found an internship in Bordeaux I was unsure of what to expect. I was lucky enough,
thanks to the support of an intermediary organisation to find an internship in the sector of my studies that being
Renewable energy and the environment.
Having a very basic level of French on arrival I found that my level of French augmented in all
aspects especially listening oral etc. Having studied french during my stay I am now in a position to do the level B2 in the alliance francaise which is a well enough known around the world adding a helpful new addition to my to my professional capabilities.
The work experience itself was very refreshing to see how a company in another country
operated. Working in a wide variety of projects I also got some good practical hands on experience.
The internship overall has been exceptional. Having travelled quite a bit already this was the first
experience of living in a country with a foreign language and has tested and made me grow in
several areas. I can say with confidence that I will certainly return to France in the future to look
The opportunity to take on an internship like this is priceless and I would encourage everybody to
take part in this experience.