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My name is Mohammad Abu-Abiah and I am from Nablus-Palestine and I am studying at the An-Najah National University in the same city. I am 22 and a Mechatronics engineering student in my fifth year. 2012/2013 will be my last year in the bachelor program.

As an internship or summer training is a mandatory course for my Bachelor studies, I started my search to find a company where I wanted to do training, and after that I found the IAESTE organisation in my university which gives students the opportunity to take an internship in a foreign country. By asking around and talking to older students who participated in the IAESTE programme in the last few years; I had the chance to get all the information I needed about this internship opportunity.

It was a very nice time to me when I heard that I had been accepted for an internship in Manipal University, India for two months in the field of PID controller. Getting chosen for this internship was a perfect opportunity for me to develop and acquire new skills.

It wasn’t really easy to deal with the new life, culture and different software programs from the first day, but after five or six days I familiarised myself with the basics of this new exciting life and technology. And my supervisor there Dr. Thirunavukkarasu helped me in both technical and practical information to achieve the best results.

I had an amazing time in India, it was both instructive and interesting. I also met many fantastic people from IAESTE India and they helped me a lot to make my stay there very easy and comfortable. I lived with five other students (from Switzerland, Mongolia, Oman and two from Germany) in the same flat, part of a group of about 60 students from all over the world. I really enjoyed these two months in India, it was a great experience for me.

Needless to say, this was the most valuable chance in my life as a student, so thanks to everyone who gave me this chance, and special thanks to my university and to my IAESTE supervisor Dr.Riyad Abdel-Karim.

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