Hey there! I’m Sarah from Germany and I did a four-week internship in the Metropolia library in Leppävaara this autumn.
Beforehand I was quite nervous. It was the first time for me to travel alone and I was going to a country I had never been before with a language I don’t understand. Oh dear!
All’s well, that ends well
The first few days were hard, I’m not going to lie. You would think that European cities are similar to each other. And they are, most of the times. But then you notice that the doors work differently than yours do at home. And you totally lose your footing. So yes, the first few days were hard.
But luckily I had the nicest coworkers that I could hope for. The staff of the Metropolia library in Leppävaara helped me whenever they could. I don’t think I could have lasted the whole four weeks without them.
My typically workday was from 9 am to 4 pm. Most of the times I worked at the service desk. I also did a little book exhibition about Social Media.
In my spare time I did as many tourist things as I could. For example I visited Suomenlinna. It was very cold but it was worth it.
I had four wonderful weeks in Finland and I only can recommend you to spend a few weeks studying or working abroad.