Vocational area: Travel & Tourism
Duration: 12 weeks
"I loved my placement at Delisle because the staff were so friendly and welcoming and I was involved in lots of different tasks which meant I learnt a lot and didn’t get bored."
I was very excited to get the opportunity to go to Reunion, it looked like a very beautiful place and I wanted to improve my French and get some good work experience.
My work placement looked really nice and I had spoken to the team at Ici & Ailleurs on Skype several times so I had a good idea of what to expect.
I loved my placement at Delisle because the staff were so friendly and welcoming and I was involved in lots of different tasks which meant I learnt a lot and didn’t get bored.
I stayed with a host family and also met loads of people from Germany and Spain who were on placements as well. I have made some really good friends during my mobility and we’ll keep in touch – I want to make sure that I maintain my French and I hope to visit Reunion again one day.
I enjoyed doing excursions on the island, hiking and seeing the mountains, but my favourite activity was going and sitting on the beach to watch the sunset in the evenings, after a hard days work.
This was a once in a life time opportunity to work in a beautiful, exotic location, far away from home. I had all the support I needed from the friends I made and my host family, so I didn’t feel homesick.
It’s given me the confidence to apply for jobs travel and tourism jobs outside of the UK, which has always been my dream.
Improved language skills
Exposure to cultural experience
Improved people skills
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