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A unique mixture of traditional and modern elements

Successful Internship in Abu Dhabi

There are only few places in the world with a similar mixture of traditional and modern elements within society and such cultural plurality as you encounter in Abu Dhabi. This is what I discovered during my three months internship at the regional office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Abu Dhabi this spring. And it was these regional distinctions that made this internship so special.

Being a student at the University of Passau, majoring in European Studies, I was very interested in experiencing first hand the political and social conditions in this exciting region. In contrast to other organizations, KAS gave me the opportunity to conduct my own research and independently draft reports which allowed me to closely examine the political situation. This more scientific approach was complimented by interesting conversations with local representatives from the political and social scene. These encounters helped me to further understand the complexity of the Gulf Region.

A good working atmosphere and friendly colleagues added to making my time in Abu Dhabi very pleasant. I can truly say the work at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung advanced my personal and professional development.