Marie Canu "I chose to do my training in Riga first because Latvia intrigued me. Indeed, I have never been there and it piqued my curiosity. Secondly, the relations between the sending and the host institutions were for me the most solid because they were better organized.
I think the main benefits of my training are:At the professional level: this experience helped me to gain faith in myself and to develop my professional curiosity. Indeed, I was able to observe and to be amazed by the practices of nurses, whose skills are different than in France. It allowed me to develop my professional opening thanks to the many opinion and experience exchanges with nurses and students about the job and culture of the country;At the personal level: this internship was reassuring because the organization was very good. Of course, before leaving to Latvia, I had a little apprehension («fear of the unknown»), but this experience was constructive for me, because it helped me to grow in maturity and autonomy (for example, how to deal with everyday needs or unexpected situations). I feel proud because I have reached my goal to succeed alone in a foreign country. For me it was a challenge that I think I managed.
The most interesting moments during my exchange were when I went to the operating theater to watch eye operation and tonsillectomy.
For other students I would recommend to rent a flat with a foreign person because it’s a good way to practice English every day."
Student from France