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In ESMOVIA we want you to squeeze the city to the fullest while living your ESMOVIA experience. We want you to discover every corner of Valencia and make you feel at home. Therefore, in addition to the ESMOVIA Club, which offers activities for all ESMOVIA participants in order to discover the city, have fun and meet people from other countries and cultures through technology, sports and theatre, we have created a list with 20 plans that you cannot miss. Not only you will have fun, but you will also practice Spanish, meet new people and learn to orient yourself in Valencia as if it were your city:

  1. Take a photo on the town hall balcony.
  2. See a sunset from ‘La Albufera’.
  3. Eat a paella on ‘El Palmar’.
  4. Climb the Micalet tower.
  5. Eat ‘titaina’ on Cabanyal neighbourhood.
  6. Have an ‘horchata with fartons’ on Alboraya vegetable garden.
  7. See a ‘Mascletà’.
  8. See a football match on Mestalla stadium.
  9. Enjoy a shopping session on Colon Street.
  10. Take a “kiss photo” on Colores Street.
  11. Eat ‘tapas’ in Ruzafa.
  12. Eat an “esmorzaret”.
  13. Visit the City of Arts and Sciences.
  14. Slide down the Gulliver Park toboggans.
  15. Enjoy a party on port zone.
  16. Visit the Civil War refuge on Bombas Gens Art Centre.
  17. Enjoy a ‘torrà’ (barbeque) with friends.
  18. Enjoy beaches.
  19. Ride a bike across Jardín del Turia until Cabecera Park.
  20. Visit the most characteristic museums and monuments like…
  • MUVIM
  • Museo de Bellas Artes
  • IVAM
  • Museo de Ciencias Naturales
  • Museo de Historia
  • Museo Nacional de Cerámica
  • Museo de Prehistoria
  • La Lonja de la Seda
  • Torres de Serranos y Quart
  • Ayuntamiento de Valencia
  • Mercado Central
  • Estación del Norte
  • El Edificio del Reloj
  • Edificio Veles e Vents
  • Palacio Cervelló
  • Plaza Redonda
  • Mercado de Colón
  • Refugio de la Guerra Civil en Bombas Gens
  • Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas

You can find all these plans on #ESMOVIAthingstodo and share!

During the first days in Valencia, we organize a City Tour for all the participants that decide to join our ESMOVIA experience!

The best way to start your mobility

We consider this activity a must in the mobility programme, as it helps participants discover the city center, its squares, modern buildings, and narrow central streets. In this way students feel more self-confident and there are less probabilities to get lost while walking in the center or while reaching ESMOVIA.

During the City Tour, participants realize how close our office is situated to the most touristicplaces: Plaza de Toros, main train station, city hall square, central market.

Some details

The walking city tour lasts around one hour and is led by our official guides in English, Spanish or Italian, depending on the characteristics of each group. The guide offers historical insights and fun facts that participants can also easily remember during the following weeks.

Tips

The participants can also ask for some tips on what to visit and eat during their free time, how to reach the touristic areas and where and when there are free entrances and events that are taking places during their stay period.

More information on what to visit can be found in the ESMOVIA handbook  and in our website.

Let’s start walking!

During the Welcome Meeting in our office we hand the participants their ESMOVIA mobility kit: the ESMOVIA traineeship handbook, a t-shirt and a tote bag are always included!

From the idea to the result

ESMOVIA traineeship handbook is the result of various years of work and time dedicated to find solutions that can simplify the big amount of information exchange between the participants and our staff.

The handbook reflects the entire spirit of ESMOVIA: understanding our participants’ needs, providing them with user friendly tools that make their experience in Valencia profitable and enjoyable.

Characteristics

Our aim has been to create a tool that collects all the mobility information in one place but without leaving out the interactive and friendly user aspects.

After a deep analysis of the beneficiaries’ profile it was clear for us that this handbook had to have a catchy design, be easy to read and include the most recent technologies such as QR codes.

Let’s have some insights!

Content

1. ESMOVIA experience – Introduction to this wonderful experience

2. How it worksExplanation of all the services and processes, so students can always consult it

3. Discovering ValenciaDetails about life, customs, traditions, gastronomy and places to visit during free time.  It includes different QR codes to have all the information on your mobile

4. Are you following us?Social networks to follow

5. NotebookSection to write new words for daily use and  more technical words for the work placement

6. Terms & Conditions – Terms and conditions of all the services foreseen in the project to be signed between ESMOVIA and the participant

7. Traineeship documents – In the last part of the handbook, participants can find all the internship related documents, with a very easy system to rip them out:

  • Attendance Record
  • Participant initial evaluation
  • Participant final evaluation
  • Company final evaluation
  • Share your experience
  • Participant and teacher language course evaluation (when foreseen)

Curious to receive a copy? Join us for your ESMOVIA experience!

We think that the previous preparation of the participants for their internship is of great importance in order to live a successful mobility experience abroad.

The  VIRGIL-MOB online course  goes in that direction, as well as our personalized Welcome Meeting presentation.

Each group that steps into our office is welcomed by their ESMOVIA tutor in the Welcome Meeting.

During the years we have improved and adapted the information that participants receive in their first meeting with ESMOVIA, paying always attention to our participants’ profile as well as their feedbacks.

The Welcome Meeting presentation takes place the following day after participants’ arrival. It is composed of 4 different sections where the staff of ESMOVIA explain all necessary aspects connected with their stay in Valencia:

1.) What is this all about?

In the first section of the meeting with their Group Coordinator, participants are informed about:

  • Presentation of ESMOVIA
  • Programme
  • The people they will be in contact with and who to contact in different situations
  • Services foreseen
  • The ESMOVIA handbook and the documents to fill in

2.) Tips for free time

Participants are also informed about cultural activities and tips to enjoy their free time and take the most of their stay in Valencia.

3.) Traineeship Preparation

The Work Placement Coordinator leads the traineeship induction. With this completely interactive session, we prepare the participants for their internship, helping them to reflect on their value, the skills they possess, what they can offer to the company, make them conscious of their capacities and believe in themselves.

It foresees:

  1. Information on working places and foreseen tasks
  2. Self-awareness dynamics to identify participants’ objectives, skills and expectations
  3. Useful communication tools

We are always positively pleased and surprised to discover some hidden talents, passions and interests that this session brings to the surface.

4.) Easy Spanish

Finally, we involve students in a short language Spanish course with basic and necessary words and expressions, like a survival kit that all participants need to know for their daily life and in the companies. Students are involved in dynamic activities recreating real situations.

Now everyone is ready to start the internship experience!