I had an incredible 3 months experience in Ireland despite the pandemic period. I joined a great host family and I was considered a member of it, I also experienced the Irish work culture at an equestrian centre.
I would like to thank Elodie and her team for this and as well as for the perfect follow-ups throughout my stay. I came out of this immersion enhanced, and my English too!
A remarkable stay in Ireland with the discovery of a sublime country, an exceptional country and welcoming people!I was able to improve my English and discover how a business works abroad.A big thank you to Elodie for her support and professionalism during these 3 months in Ireland!
I did my first mobility with Breakaway in Eastbourne, England, and I then decided to also have a second one in Ireland, to discover another country and culture, while improving my English!I keep a great memory of these experiences!
Hi, my name is Yassine, I am French and I am 21 years old.
This year I was looking for an internship in the field of marketing but the Covid makes it difficult for everyone.
A friend recommended the Breakaway Agency to me and with them I spoke about my expectations regarding the internship. From February to July I will be the community manager in an Irish coffee shop! I learn a lot even though I work remotely.
I never thought that I would one day have the opportunity to have a chance like this to do an internship abroad. But remotely it is also possible!
I decided to go Ireland to surpass myself and I will leave with a new family, a good experience and a lot of landscapes in my memory.
I was accompanied throughout my stay by Breakaway even during the quarantine, they were there to start to improve my English and to keep me busy.
I'm not bilingual but now I'm not afraid to speak English.
I am extremely happy to have been able to participate to this adventure as it has been very enriching for me. Thanks to Elodie I was able to do an internship which met my expectations and more, I was also able to improve my English and advance in my professional project.
Despite a difficult health situation, I really felt that I was being supported throughout my internship.
A big thank you to Elodie!
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Breakaway let me work in a small company composed of less than 10 people, specialized in stoves and fuel for heating systems.
My goals were, at first, to gain experience in an international context, deal with customers and to learn how to run a business.
I was in charge of developing the business online (put the advertisements online), liaising with customers, helping to manage the showroom and other small tasks.
I will keep in mind these 3 months as a nice experience with nice guys.
I also continued studying English on my own and tried to converse as often as possible with my family host.
I recommend this kind of job abroad, mainly due to the progress in working with people from other nationalities. It's also great to pick up the maximum benefits of it, and show you are able to adapt yourself to a different context.
Hopefully this testimonial could be helpful to the ones interested in moving abroad. Many thanks to Elodie for her support during all this period.
Hello ! Thanks to Breakaway and despite the Coronavirus crisis, I quickly obtained a 3-month internship in a large Irish company in the medical device sector.
I would like to particularly thank Elodie who was very efficient, she managed to convince the company to offer me an internship despite my little experience in the business sector and my intermediate level of English. Despite a complicated start to the internship and a difficult adaptation, it was a great adventure.
I was supported and supervised by Breakaway throughout all my internship period.
Thank you for your availability and your professionalism! As a bonus for this internship, the host company agreed to keep me longer and offered me a 6-month fixed-term contract.
In short, I highly recommend Breakaway for the organization of internships abroad.
Hello, I'm Kevin! I live in Paris and decided to take a year off after my license. So I wanted to try the experience of doing an internship in England with the help of Breakaway for almost 4 months.
So I am going to share my experience with you and I hope that sharing this will also make you want to come.
Frankly, everything went really well, I did my internship in a charity shop in Brighton with wonderful people.
Even if you are not very comfortable socially or anything else they will always try to make you feel comfortable. Having made the mobility in Brighton gave me a lot of emotions, I met beautiful people, the city itself will never make you feel bored and there is something for everyone's tastes.
The Breakaway staff was very nice, I spent a lot of time with them having lived through two quarantines during my mobility (yes I know it's hard haha) but always there listening to me by setting up activities so that I could always improve our English.
I clearly feel a big difference in my level of English, it's more fluid than before!
So yes, for all these things, those who would hesitate, I suggest you give the adventure a try, it's a good little challenge!
First of all, I would like to thank Breakaway, the Agency that was there to support me. All the people involved were there for us in case of concerns and very human.
I was lucky enough to go to Eastbourne for three months to do an internship to improve my English.
I arrived in a fairly calm and very pretty seaside town with very friendly inhabitants. The locals are open minded and willing to help us when we are lost. It’s natural for them.
My stay was very enriching, linguistically, culturally and also from a human point of view.
I met some great people who welcomed, helped and supported me. It’s not necessarily easy to be away like this, for a long time,so thank you to these people for making my stay what it was.
My level of English has improved. At the very beginning, I didn't understand much, I was quickly lost and overwhelmed, then over time, the fact that I invested myself in all the possible ways allowed me to be more comfortable and to better understand conversations.
I learned a lot about the city and the people. I got to visit and see new things.
This experience allowed me to grow in some ways, to see what I was capable of, outdid myself and I am very proud of it. I really advise anyone who wants to get started to not hesitate. It might be scaring at first, but it's an extra adventure and you won't regret it!
Thanks to Breakaway I had the opportunity to do a 3 week internship in Malta during my school studies.
It was an amazing experience, and I don't think I could ever have something similar again!
Breakaway prepared a tour program for us for our days off, I really enjoyed everything they showed us.
Without Breakaway and their incredible team, I would have never been able to experience the professional world in a foreign country.
Thank you Breakaway for this once in a lifetime opportunity: D
My trip to Malta was great and mostly thanks to our guides (hey girls) !!! They guided us, supported us, made us laugh, nothing but happiness!
The visits were great, the discovery of the island and the support provided during the internship, too 🤩
During the internship, we had to speak English because the Maltese do not speak French!
This is the best way to learn a language and teach them ours.
It also taught me to know and understand how life is in another country 😄
I really intend to go back there, and why not again with the team who took care of us!
For me, Malta has been a very enriching experience.
I was able to discover a country that I did not know, meet new people, improve my English and this allowed me to create very beautiful memories.
With the Breakaway team, who were our "nanny" during this trip, everything went extremely well.
They showed us around Malta and they were there for us all the time.
I was also able to do a great internship in a retirement home where people were very welcoming and caring.
My experience in Malta is something I will never forget.
Hi ! Let me introduce myself: I am Alexandre and during my school year I decided to participate in one of the Breakaway work experiences.
At first, I was a bit afraid of being alone in a foreign country.
So I took my courage in both hands as I knew that this experience could have been perfect for my CV or in my career. I am currently a policeman and this experience helps me enormously in my job.
I had a great Host Family who gave me good meals and a good atmosphere, it's really impressive to be alone in a country you don't know. I was able to do a lot, go out in Brighton, visit the Pier, the aquarium and a few shops.
I'm very shy but this trip allowed me to feel more comfortable around people, so take advantage as this only happens once in a lifetime GO FOR IT! ENJOY IT!
My name is Margot, 22 year old lab technician: I wanted to have a language study trip in order to improve my English, which can be needed everywhere in my job nowadays.
Thanks to Breakaway, I was able to be fully taken care of as soon as I set foot in England. Everything was very well organized, and the organization was always attentive as part of our well-being. (Even more with the current health situation). I really felt confident and secure. Breakaway allowed me to work in a small school in the south of England, so I was involved in the supervision of the children, through various learning and play activities. The good humor and the joy of living were there every day.
Breakaway often made follow ups to check everything was always perfect!
I had the opportunity to have professional experience abroad, to open up to others and to meet great people. After these 3 months, I considerably increased my level of English,falling in love with the language and the culture.
If you are lucky enough to join this adventure you will not regret it!
I chose this experience in order to challenge myself, and I also took advantage of it to improve my English.
Despite the Covid, Eastbourne was a pleasant city to discover, I made very good encounters, I have been able to benefit from a good framework within my company and a very good follow-up with Breakaway.
I am now ready to leave enriched by this first experience with success.
I am very happy to have such a wonderful professional experience within a very beautiful English company!
I am also very grateful to the Breakaway Team, who helped me a lot throughout my stay.
You are doing a very good job.
WELL DONE !
We are a host family in the West of Ireland. We had a wonderful experience of hosting two students this year. We dealt with the wonderful Team and found them very helpful and professional.
We look forward to sharing our home again and we are happy to give people a chance to experience Ireland and to improve their English.