City Travel Review - Travel Writing Gap Projects in Berlin

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Employers today value work experience very much that a straight A school report is no longer the trump card. A gap year placement is necessary to add highlights in your CV and thus allows you to stand in advantage. By working in the field before entering the real game, not only can you determine if that is the dream job earlier, you will also be equipped with relevant skills that help you develop your career smoother later on.

City Travel Review organizes gap projects which integrate work, study and travel. We aim to provide opportunities for young people to gain work experience, learn a foreign language and explore a new culture in one of our destinations in Europe, including Berlin, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Madrid and Lyon. With the help of journalism workshops and meetings, project members are expected to do extensive research on the city and create a unique and publishable guide for young travelers.

Highlights
  • You will develop solid hands-on experience working as travel researchers and journalists. This project is a perfect testing ground for potential travel researchers and review journalists.
  • You are entitled to travel around and get to know the city in and out. By the end of your stay, you can tell the best sites, cafes and restaurants in town like a local.
  • Intensive language classes are integrated, so you will pick up a new language from scratch or polish a language that you already knew.
  • Workshops are conducted by experienced journalists and professionals that you can pick up relevant skills quickly.
  • Working with a bunch of young people from different backgrounds guarantees your trip is always exciting and fun!

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Overall i really enjoyed the ctr project! I was looking for great experience but also the chance to learn some language skills before I was tied down to a full time job and just don't get the chance. I was really glad i took the opportunity as these days i really don't have the time and am not one of those that can work a full day and then study at night. The project incorporated learning a language while working in a team to create an online travel guide which is then published. The team was great fun and there was a kinda of uni feel to it. i have sinced used the project for other experiences and often look back on fun memories and even still keep in contact with some of the others on the team. In summary if you like learning wanna practise a language and get real work experience then this maybe for you. It was no walk in the park, was hard work at times especially with deadlines and keeping up with language classes but was for sure worthwhile and definitely quitethe experience!!!

How can this program be improved?
In general as a team we all got along but it can be difficult working with tose you don't know well especially when the honeymoon period ends if you now what i mean? Some of the deadlines were quite hard to meet and it would have been useful to have some team working sessions like i was told they have on the Edinburgh project.
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City Travel Review aims to provide opportunities for young people to work overseas, learn a foreign language and embrace a different culture. Our projects mainly focus on travel writing and real life experience. Project members will work as a team to...