«This summer I took the chance and went to Seoul for an IAESTE Internship. I worked at the ACE Lab at Hanyang University. This laboratory is one of the leading automotive R&D centers in Korea.

During the two month I stayed there, I developed an application to visualize the data of a LiDAR (Light detection and ranging) sensor. It was a very interesting and a pretty challenging project. At the beginning I got some time for studying the basics, so that I could get familiar with the programs and programming languages that I had to use. Everyone at the office was very friendly and helpful.

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I went to Seoul with IAESTE. This was a huge advantage. The local committee organized my room, picked me up at the airport and helped me to get along with the unknown culture. Every weekend they planed as well some activities for the IAESTE trainees and foreign students.

It was an amazing time and I learned a lot about the Koreans, their culture and how they work. It was great to build up friendships with plenty of international students. Finally I’m absolutely glad that I used this unique chance.»

Simon Ritzmann, Student Bachelor’s degee programme Engineering and Managment