My Erasmus+ experience at Foyle: Leo Fiesoli

italian students in county donegal on erasmus

My Erasmus+ experience at Foyle: Leo Fiesoli

We spoke to Leo from Italy about his Erasmus+ internship with Foyle. Leo took a four week internship in Derry during the month of September.

My job

I stayed in Derry for 4 weeks as an Erasmus+ participant. I worked at Foyle International for my Erasmus+ internship.

I was part of the IT department and one of my tasks was to restore the ethernet and Wi-Fi connections in the building after the six month stop due to the COVID-19 lockdown in Northern Ireland.

I also helped to develop a vacation-booking app for Foyle International staff, alongside 3 other guys in my team.

New experiences!

One of the most beautiful things of my life was living in a different town and in a different country compared to where I live. Derry is an amazing city and I loved living there with my roommates.

We also met another group of Italian students from Siena and we spent a lot of time together.

Students at Titantic Museum in Belfast - Leo Fiesoli

Day trips around Ireland

During our stay in Derry we went on a lot of trips, like the Giants Causeway (amazing!), Belfast and Buncrana (Co. Donegal). As a photographer, I loved Northern Ireland for it’s magnificant views and the beauty of the nature there, I’d absolutely love to return there in the future.

italian students in county donegal on erasmus
Day trip to Rathmullan beach in Count Donegal - Leo Fiesoli
causeway coast on a sunny day
The Causeway Coast - Photo by Leo Fiesoli

My experience

In the end, I think that my month in Derry was the best in my entire life and it shaped me as a person; I am very grateful to all the people I met during my internship abroad and I think that my memories of Derry will always remain in my heart.

erasmus students on work internship at foyle
Roma, Sean, Massi, Jack and

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