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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

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Amazing, once in a lifetime experience!

The City Travel Review took my skills and passion and amplified them in a cross-cultural environment. I was immersed in a new culture along with people from around the world who shared similar interest. We learned a lot from one another and in addition, I made some life long friends. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

My own CityTravel Review experience

CTR was was the optimal experience for me and came around for me at just the right time. The programme is definitely a good mix of working and studying and combines many different elements. It is not your traditional type of internship and focusses on working in a team to create an online travel guide while learning German. I applied pretty early for the project and was for sure over the moon once I was selected. I was a little apprehensive at first before deciding if the project for me was right however they explained to me the main things that were involved in the project and I thought what the hell, i'll just give it all I've got!! I wanted to gain the full experience and wanted to learn as much German as I possibly could as I knew that this may be the only chance that I had as of course having a full time working position there is a remotely low chance of getting 3 months off to take some time out and learn a language somewhere completely different. I initially wanted to do simply 2 months however in the end opted for 3 months and was so glad I did. Berlin has to be one of the ultimate cities in Europe and enjoying every minute was my plan. I really don't have much negative to say about the project or any real qualms about the project as a whole. It was not as I expected but refreshingly better. Admittedly I don't think the project is for everyone and it is a kind of a risk involved with what to expect The co-ordinator that who called tried to give me as much info as possible to gain a view of possibly what to expect but again ultimately I did not find out until actually arriving, he more or less said the same. The project was well organised and indeed a good mix of project activities, language classes workshops and group meetings, we got plenty of free time to explore the city and had many high memorable moments. The first week was a little overloading for some of us but guess that was expected as there were so many new things. All in all if you want to really get to grips with the language I would recommend doing 2 or 3 months or if wanting to live in Germany or move on to a job in Germany by far the longer experience will give you the best preparation in my opinion. 1 month though for sure also gives you the basics and plenty of others loved that but if you do choose 1 month and you want to stay on longer this was not an option. My recommendation is if you want to do something different and have a valuable working experience or even do something that you might not get the chance ever to do again then simply go for it! It is not the easiest project that I did but was one of the most thrilling, satisfying and something I just wanted to get out of my system. Even if the project is not up your street Berlin's atmosphere in the Summer is quirky and unique. The city just has vibe. Was a great place to spend my summer!

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

Overall Rating

10 / 10

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  • Health & Safety

    7

  • Professional Development

    8

  • Community

    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

  • Work Environment

    5

  • Health & 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

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & 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

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