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CTR Berlin - Travel Writers, Reviewers, & Travel Researchers

The Citytravelreview Berlin project is City Travel Review’s most established and most popular study/working project which has been running for around 10 years. CityTravelReview...

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Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • The Employer

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  • Living Situation

    7

  • Pay and Benefits

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  • Health and Safety

    7

  • Professional Development

    8

  • Social Life

    8

CTR project member

An excellent and exciting project to take part in, with language lessons and day trips thrown in as added extras! Fantastic idea which is very reasonably priced.
If there was one thing which could be improved, it would be the language lessons delivered by external tutors - they could be more closely tailored to the needs of the project members. Instead of focusing too much on grammar, pronunciation, essential vocabulary, basic introductory conversations and useful phrases should be focused on.

Program: CTR Berlin - Travel Writers, Reviewers, & Travel Researchers

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    5

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

The kind of travel experience you will never forget

I had the great pleasure to be a participant on the CTR Berlin project during September 2015 and I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

The worst thing about this programme is basically than it comes to an end. I wish I had chosen to stay three months instead of one, because one month is definitely not enough your time in a city like Berlin.

My overall opinion about the programme is excellent. I met really interesting people, I improved my english level a lot, I explored many hidden secrets of the city and I learnt many interesting things for my future.

If I had the chance to improve something about the programme, I would suggest to find accommodation with Wi-Fi, as it is basic and necessary. I missed a bit more contact with the german culture as well, as I did not have the chance to meet many german people and would have enjoyed a more immersive experience (although we had many interesting excursions and guided tours explaining german recent history).

In any case, I would recommend this experience to any curious and adventurous soul seeking for new experiences abroad.

10/10

Program: CTR Berlin - Travel Writers, Reviewers, & Travel Researchers

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

CTR Berlin review

Being a part of the June and July 2015 Berlin program was one of the best experiences in my life. Met plenty of great people who I'm still in contact with. Only wish we had WiFi back at the apartments.

Program: CTR Berlin - Travel Writers, Reviewers, & Travel Researchers

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    6

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Niki's review

This program was lot of fun! I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in living in Berlin for 1-3 months. So long as you meet your review requirements, you get a lot of freedom to explore and do whatever you please.

Don't skip out on the languages classes and excursions!

Program: CTR Berlin - Travel Writers, Reviewers, & Travel Researchers

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Thumbs up ;) well worth it!

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience with CTR. Berlin was the best city and I had an amazingly productive summer. I was there for a really long period 3 months as I wanted to get to grips with the language as best as I could and to pave the way or use the whole project as a stepping stone for future work in Berlin and Germany.

I had fun in all the language classes and found the trainers humorous very well qualified and extremely patient with us !!!!! What drew me to the project was that it was a combination of many things in one project incorporating language, culture and an overall very valuable experience.

I met great people on my team and can honestly say I loved every minute of the project. It was a really wise decision to stay longer as initially I was not sure whether to do 2 or 3 months however I really wanted to get as much language experience as possible, gain maximum immersion in a different culture and benefit from working on a work experience creating an online travel guide. After the project I have returned to Berlin!

I would definitely recommend CityTravelReview to anyone although would say that it is hard work and can have his ups and downs in terms of putting the jigsaw together, staying on top of time management, working in a team etc. Although from my side the ups for sure outweighed any downs. I found the accommodation fairly central, safe, practical and well equipped which was close to some great bars. It was a very interesting positive experience to live with so many like minded individuals and when we were not in class, group meetings or project activities the social life was mind blowing. However try not to stay up too late. Quite a few of us looked a little bleary eyed on some mornings. I would be happy to pass on my feedback if you look me up. I also passed on my contact details to ctr if any future project member wants to hear my experiences.

Program: CTR Berlin - Travel Writers, Reviewers, & Travel Researchers

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