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IT.ie Intern Selina Wymann – My Experience in Ireland


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Start of Internship

My name is Selina Wymann and I’m from Switzerland. I’m seventeen years old, and I enjoy doing things with my loved ones. I love seeing and experiencing new things and that’s why I’m here for an internship in Ireland. I’m staying with a family near Phibsborough and working at IT.ie in Finglas.

IT.ie is an IT support company that supports other companies. The process is fairly simple; we get a support ticket that goes to an engineer who then fixes IT problem that the other company has. The people here do a lot more here, but I won’t go into the details. 

I flew here on the 17th of July, and that was one of the biggest experiences of my life. It was my first time flying anywhere on my own and only the second time I flew in my entire life. Everything was new and I had to get myself into a whole new life for those three weeks. I think this would be one of the scariest moments in the life of a seventeen-year-old girl – leave your family behind, leave your friends behind, leave your job behind.
Although the internship is only for three weeks it has been challenging and I’ve had to push myself through with the help of the guys here. This has been difficult but I’m growing from it and my English is growing from it as well. After all, that was my whole mission and that is why it is indeed a perfect opportunity to improve myself.

I’m also here on my own, although there are two German girls that live in my household, but they came here as part of a group. That’s the option most other probably take when they go to another country and most join a school, for that time that they are here.

My trip was organized by my company and that is the reason why I am all alone here. That is also the reason why I get to know some work experiences from Ireland and not visiting a school.

Current Situation

I’m now in my second week of my Internship and I have already seen some beautiful places. This weekend I was at the Wicklow Mountains, Cliffs of Moher and Galway. I went with the German girls out of my household, and it was real fun. I have seen a little bit of Dublin city too as I had to meet other people there.

I don’t have that much to do, which is fine with me, because now I have time to look up some things about Ireland or search for something that I want to do for the time that I’m here.

The people that I got to know here are super nice even the people on the streets will help you out. My host family is lovely, and I feel very welcomed and that too goes for the company I’m working at, right now. I can always ask for help and I will always get an answer.

I’ll be honest and say that I really miss home, but that’s a great thing too. You have people you care about and people that care about you and you can happily look forward to seeing them again. I think that is something beautiful.

So, I can surely say that I will be happy to go home but I’m also happy that I got this opportunity to work here and be in Ireland.

End of Internship

I’m now in my last week of my internship and I have already seen many things. I worked and got to know many different things and I got covid.
Covid got me completely in the wrong moment, but you can’t decide that. I still made the best out of the situation, and I will enjoy my last few days now.

It is interesting to get to know a new culture and new standards of life. The cars are on the different side than ours and in Ireland they have double-deckers not like us; we just have those long buses in Switzerland. The food is pretty different here than it is in Switzerland. Sometimes it is hard to get accustomed with all the differences but because you are here you just have to. But in the end, you can be very proud of yourself that you have made it.

I will return on the 7th of August to Switzerland. I’m going back with great memories and a way better knowledge of my English and Ireland.

I’m now in my last week of my internship and I have already seen many things. I worked and got to know many different things and I got covid.
Covid got me completely in the wrong moment, but you can’t decide that. I still made the best out of the situation, and I will enjoy my last few days now.

It is interesting to get to know a new culture and new standards of life. The cars are on the different side than ours and in Ireland they have double-deckers not like us; we just have those long buses in Switzerland. The food is pretty different here than it is in Switzerland. Sometimes it is hard to get accustomed with all the differences but because you are here you just have to. But in the end, you can be very proud of yourself that you have made it.

I will return on the 7th of August to Switzerland. I’m going back with great memories and a way better knowledge of my English and Ireland.



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