International co-operation for mobilities

15. April 2016

This spring Astangu has been active in hosting students and specialists from other European countries and sending our students to internships abroad.

In the first 4 months of 2016, the staff and students of Astangu are lucky to host 6 foreign students/specialists studying/working at our partner organizations abroad.

In February and March social work students Simon and Leonie did their internships at Astangu for 4 weeks. Their studies are closely connected to the German vocational school Mariaberg (Mariaberger Ausbildung & Service gGmbH), who had the opportunity to send them on a mobility to Estonia, to Astangu. They were hosted by our social rehabilitation unit and employment department.

In April we are welcoming 2 specialists from Mariaberg on a 2-week mobility. Rudi and Ann-Katrin will get to know our carpentry and catering departments which are closely connected to their everyday work at Mariaberg as vocational specialists.

Our training department is also hosting  2 English teachers from Neckargemünd (SRH Berufsbildungswerk Neckargemünd GmbH).

In addition to introducing the work and developments of Astangu, we also offer the possibility to be included in several practical activities and will introduce Estonian culture and way of life to our guests.

Our software development students have also had the experience to make their internships in Finland and Germany as a part of Erasmus+ mobilities. Two of our students just finished their 2-week internship at Luovi Vocational College, two of them had the chance to work at the IT department at Mariaberg and four of the students made their internship at BBW Neckargemünd in Germany.

In addition to the professional experience as part of their software development studies, they also had the experience of travelling, living in a different culture, communicating to lots of people and practicing their English skills.

The feedback from the hosting organizations is that our students are open and optimistic and they are welcome back also in the future!