Interning in Seoul was am amazing experience and I will not forget all the crazy adventures I had here during my two months. The food, the people, the karaoke, and the events.
Before my internship really started I was very nervous how it is going to be. I was never in Korea or even Asia before (except of a family trip to Thailand way back when I was small. So first time leaving my comfort zone in cozy Germany and getting out in the big wide world was a big step for me. So I did some research about internship providers and came across these guys. I have heard from another friend who went with them before that she had good experiences with Meiji so I wanted to give it a try. The initial consultation call I had went very smooth even though I was a bit nervous, but the staff was really friendly and they took time to talk me through the process which was not so easy as I thought!
After understanding the whole program and paying their initial deposit everything went well and I was matched with a company that I decided to go with! It directly clicked with them when we had the video interview and they even had a German speaking staff! (I know it sounds crazy!)
Once I was in Seoul I needed some time to get used to the new environment and the spicy food, but Meiji organized a lot of events for me and I also participated in the sightseeing tours they offered for my business package.
The internship was really good and I was appointed with Market research and other writing tasks to find out about customer preferences for the European market for Korean cosmetic products. It was my first time to really analyze this type of data and research about different markets where our company could expand their products. At the same time I also had to help with some daily administrational tasks like filing reports, scheduling appointments for some staff and also not so exciting printing documents. I know not everything was so exciting but overall the internship was really a good start for my international career and I really really wanna come back here again.
Just my advice would be that the standard package seemed better because the other interns were in flat sharing and share houses where they lived with other students and interns together. If you get the business package you get a nice apartment but it can sometimes feel a bit lonely at night in a big shiny city like Seoul…
Just have to leave a few words in German to my fellow 귀여워 friends who took good care of this hyperactive and sometimes annoying German girl :-P
Mega geiles Praktikum in meiner Favorit Destination! Ihr wart alle super nett und ich hoffe dass Ihr mich auch mal eines Tages in Deutschland besucht! Alles liebe eure Sarah!!!