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Home country

Czech Republic

Internship city and country

Athens , Greece

Internship employer

Athens University of Agriculture

University study field

Food Technology

Year of internship


Internship length

7 weeks


I worked at Laboratory of Dairy Research, and I helped with isolation of DNA from different bacteria and yeast and also with determination of antibacterial activity of some lactic acid bacteria.

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I lived close to both the university and the city center in an apartment. During my internship, there were not many other IAESTE students. So most of the time I hang out with the Greek students. Greece has very rich culture and I recommend to hangout with the locals to explore it ;) Athens is very lively city with a lot of archaeological sites, museums, cafés and bars. The city is located by the sea, and there is a big port (Piraeus) - one of the largest ports in Europe so you can take a ferry to visit the nearby islands. You can also find beaches in Athens (Voula Beach), but it's better to go outside of the city if you want to enjoy nice beaches.


I learned new laboratory techniques which I haven't had the chance to try during my studies. I also learned a lot about the culture, and I learned some basics in the Greek language.