Hello Sandra, you’re
here working in..um.. Arusha in Tanzania. How long have you been
I’ve been here for seven weeks now.
And I must ask you, why is a..a girl from Germany working in Africa,
or in Tanzania.
Oh actually..um..well I study in Cardiff at the moment, and
I..um.. had to do an internship somewhere abroad. And I
didn’t wanna do it in..in Britain because I’d been there before and
worked there before so I decided I’d do something different
and try Africa.
S..so it’s connected to your studies?
Yes, yeah..it’s compulsory I have to do this.
An..And how does it connect, is it in the hotel and catering
industry or…something like that?
Well I..I study tourism and it’s a program for four years,
So your going to be here for four years?
No, it’s actually..um.. the course..the study..um.. is for four
years, but..um..the internship is just for three months.
And what do you think of it? How long have you been here so far?
Well I’ve been here seven weeks and I’ve worked in the office in
Arusha for three and a half weeks and then I’ve been at
Colobus Lodge for some time, and it’s definitely an
experience it’s not quite what I expected but it’s been good
How do you communicate with the people you work with? Do you speak
Erm..I speak a few words and I can say the greetings and
everything, but um..yeah..it’s a bit difficult because most
people don’t speak a lot of English and some of their English is
quite bad, so I think I underestimated it a bit. I should
really speak some more Swahili.
And what’s next…wh..where do you go from here…when this finishes?
Erm…well I’ll be here for another two weeks and then I’ll
go on holiday for two weeks, probably go on a safari and
then afterwards..um.. go to Zanzibar and then fly back to
Germany and then back to Britain.
Great! Well that sounds great. Thank you very much.
Okay. Thank you.