Hello from Malta!
My internship lasted almost four months. When I came here, I had no idea what is it really like working as a receptionist. The beginning was super intense, because there was a lot to learn. Reception duties are pretty easy, but there is just so much to remember. All the things, tasks and machines were new to me and it was my first time working overseas so the beginning was honestly pretty crazy. Although after a while everything gets easier when you remember what to do. The tricky part of being a receptionist is that you are the face of everything. No matter if you would do your job perfectly, you are the one people complain if something is wrong. That was actually a big part of my job: past things to different departments. Sound easy? Yeah, maybe, but before it gets easy, you have to remember all the different departments and their tasks and even the names of the people who work in all those different departments. For example in my work place we had leisure activities, lounge bar, which is our restaurant, IT-office, bookings department, accounts department, education etc..
I carried out several different duties, but mainly answering phone, dealing with clients queries, dealing with arrivals and departures, entering bookings in the system for online reservations, collecting direct payments for accommodation, excursions and lessons and so much more. As a receptionist in a language school you work with student in all of the ages and from all around the world. You have to have a lot of common sense, act fast and be ready to answer for the most different kinds of questions at any point of your shift. I know all this sounds like it was crazy and super busy, and most of the time it really was, but I still loved every second of it. It was the best kind of job for me, especially at this time of my life.
My summer squat ❤️
What it comes to my free time in Malta, it would not be nothing without my co-workers and students who became friends. I was never alone, it even came to that point that I couldn’t be alone because I didn’t know how. I was so happy and grateful to meet all those people who I can now call one of my best friends. So, what did we do in our spare time? We went sightseeing all around Malta: new cities, beaches, churches, restaurants. We partied a lot and just hang out basically everyday. We did everything together. Down below you can see few of my favorite go to places.
Eeetwell was one of the places I went to eat or at least crap a smoothie every other day. Easy and healthy 😉
You can find few eeetwell’s around Malta.
My favorite (and probably most common places to visit in Malta) cities in Malta where Mdina and Valletta. Mdina is so cute, little and pretty. Valletta, the capital city of Malta is also a must to visit.
Malta’s longest beach is Mellieha Bay. You can easily spend your whole day there because there is also restaurants and bars around the beach.
Malta also has two islands very close by, Cozo and Comino. Both worth to go! In Comino you will find a beautiful Blue Lagoon.
My favorite church is for sure St. Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina. Breathtaking!
After spending four months in Malta, it started to feel like home. This summer was full of the most beautiful moments in my life which I would not change for anything!
This last picture is from Golden Bay, where you can see the sunset in a whole new way 💛
Pictures speak better than words but if you have any questions about my summer, my internship or Sprachcaffe in general, feel free to contact me, I would love to tell you more!