GTCC Department: Consultancy Services
Internship Period: 6 February – 5 May 2017
Motto: “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain!”
Why did you choose to do an internship at GTCC?
My University of Applied Sciences in Kehl supports the student exchange with other foreign countries in form of internships abroad. Then, I thought it must be a great experience to work in Bangkok, which is shaped by a culture that was completely unknown to me. So, I decided to choose an internship at the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC) to take a closer look at the work of the Chamber network.
What´s your first impression of Thailand/Bangkok?
Bangkok is unbelievably big, millions of people live here, it is very busy and the traffic seems to be chaotic. Despite of the great number of skyscrapers, buildings and the traffic, Bangkok seems like a green city due to a great number of trees and plants in the streets and some nice parks.
Of course during the first few days, the temperature difference was not easy for me, but I love the sun, the tropic climate and I enjoy the good weather. Every day, I learn new things, taste new food and discover even more new places. Especially worth mentioning is the delicious Thai food, but I always have to ask for “not spicy, please”, because I am not used to spices like the local people.
Now, after 1 month in Bangkok,
I am really happy to be here, and I can tell you that it was a good decision to make an internship in Bangkok. In the meantime, I think I almost adapted to the never sleeping city and its traffic.
What do you want to do and see during your time here?
I would like to learn more about local people, their way of life, and work in Bangkok. I want to gain new experience of the city and country, get to know lots of new people and become better acquainted with the Thai culture. I also hope to improve my English and to support interesting meetings and events.
At the weekends, I want to meet people and travel. It is not easy to decide where to go first. I want to escape the noise and bustle of Bangkok’s city life at the weekend and visit nature places and impressive temples, but at the same time, I can’t wait to experience all the excitement Bangkok has to offer.
What do you plan to do after your internship?
After my holiday has finished, I will return to Germany and start another three-month internship at a German public institution in Konstanz, where I am going to write my bachelor thesis. In September 2017, I will complete my 6th semester at University specializing in the field of Personal Management, Organization and Communication.