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Tomas Kello


Home country

Czech Republic

Internship city and country

Ulsan, South Korea

Internship employer

UNIST - Ulsan National Institution of Science and Technology

University study field

Computer Science

Year of internship

2017

Internship length

7 weeks


Work

After I came to university I met my supervisor. I introduced myself and based on my experiences, he gave me three possible project to choose. I chose robot navigation in building. They had already implemented an algorithm to calculate shortest path between multiple rooms. So I  wassupposed to use this algorithm and make a graphic simulation of robot movements on the map with timeline. The project was written in Java language. I didn't have any experiences with this language, but I had enought time to learn and did it. We had meetings every week and presentations about our project once a month.

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Experience

Accommondation was in university campus, close to the place, where we were working. University is in very good conditions, AC everywhere, multiple cafeterias in campus. Also gym, swimming pool, climbing boulder, football, volleyball and tennis court were inside the campus. So you can join local groups and play some sports with them. Every canteen has different food, you had always multiple options. They were trying to cook their food but also offer one western meal. I like sports and without ball, it is impossible. City centre is far from campus and it was hard for me to find ball, but the cheapest and best option is to order online (local students can help you). During months July and August there were programme IAESTE and "Spike@UNIST" and every foreighner had one local student as buddy. It makes group of around 40 students. Almost every weekend the university organised a trip around South Korea for us. We had great experiences and unforgetable memories. This awesome group of students always organised some one day trips, went outside or explore city around.

Discover

South Korea and Slovakia (from where I came) are very different countries. Different habits, views of life, culture, religion, freetime activities... I recommend this experience for everyone. The idea to travel there as only student from my home country is great idea. I met there a lot of different students. After two years I am in still in contact with some of them