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Transcript of Malta

Geography The Maltese Islands consist of 3 different islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. Malta is one of the most densely populated countries worldwide, with Valletta being the capital city. History The Maltese Islands have endured a lot of colonization due to their strategic position in the Mediterranean which have left a mark on the island's culture and language. In fact,
the Maltese language is a mixture of Arabic, Italian, French and English. Cuisine The Maltese Cuisine is a notable feature in the Maltese Experience one cannot possibly miss out on. It includes: The main island comprises many towns, with the largest being Birkirkara, and a population of 452.000The Area has a total of 316sqkm and the natural resources are limestone, salt and arable land. Language
Maltese and English are the two official languages in Malta but Italian is also widely spoken. English is considered to be the 'Office Language' thus correspondence and most telephone conversations are held in English. Very few people do not know how to Speak English on the island and the language is used everywhere, from signs to information booklets to food menus. 1800 2004 1964 Malta gained its independence from the British Empire in 1964, after more than 160 years of British Colonization, joined the European Union. British Colonization Climate Malta's climate is typical of the Mediterranean and is strongly influenced by the sea. Summers here are very hot, dry and sunny. Spring and autumn are cooler while the winters are mild and rainy.

The relative humidity is consistently high and rarely falls below 40% Economy The strengths of Malta's economy are the favorable geographic position, the productive labor force and its limestone. Malta produces only about 20% of its food needs, has limited freshwater supplies, and has no domestic energy sources. The economy is dependent on foreign trade, manufacturing, tourism and financial services. Politics The chief of state is President George Abela (since April 2009) and the head of government is Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi (since March 2004). The Cabinet is appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister and the president is elected by the House of Representatives for a five-year term. Religion
Malta could be said to be highly religious. 91% of the population are Roman Catholic. There are more than 360 churches in Malta, Gozo, and Comino. Freedom of religion is guaranteed as a constitutional right and generally respected and increasing secularization and minority religions are in evidence. Tourism Tourism contributes to 15% of Malta GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Investing in this sector is very important for the economy. There are numerous touristic places on the Maltese Islands which contribute to an unforgettable experience. 2008 Admitted into the Eurozone currency used: Euro Valletta Capital City of Malta Known as 'il-Belt', this city is host of numerous cultural and historical features of the Malta Islands. It's main attractions include:

The Upper-Barrakka
The Valletta Waterfront
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Manoel Theater Valletta Waterfront Upper-Barrakka Gardens Valletta was officially recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. And announced to be the European Cultural Capital for 2018 Sliema 'Tas-Sliema' is a center for shopping, restaurants and café life. The area also has beautiful beaches all round. It is a great place for recreation. Bisazza Street Sliema Waterfront The area is at its best on Sunday evenings, buzzing with entertainment Mdina Old Capital City of Malta Known as the Silent City, it is a medieval walled town at the highest point of Malta, with a beautiful view of the island's countryside.
It is very famous amongst tourists, offering numerous places of interest. Mdina by Night View from Mdina Marsaxlokk A traditional fishing village known for its Sunday Market where fresh fish and other products are sold. St. Julian's Tourism Orientated town and the best place for clubs and nightlife Paceville Spinola Bay Bugibba Another tourist place offering beaches, clubs and even casino Black and White Club, Bugibba Bugibba Shopping Gozo Malta's Sister Island, very quick and cheap to visit. Ramla Bay, Gozo Gozo is also known for diving Comino Another island of the Maltese archipelago, with only 4 residents as population. It is mostly known for its clear beach water Blue Lagoon, Comino Beaches in Malta Malta is marketed for its 3s: SUN, SEA & SAND. The island is full of beautiful sandy and rocky beaches that attract thousands of tourists every year Ghadira Bay Ghajn Tuffieha Armier Bay St George's Bay Cittadel, Gozo Events Malta hosts various events throughout the year, for people of all ages! Isle of MTV An open-air concert held at the Granaries, Floriana which is held during the summer. The concert is absolutely free and top foreign artists such as Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga, David Guetta and other foreign performers have already headlined the event. Beer Festival Ever since 1981, Malta has been hosting this Beer Festival, attracting both locals and tourists of all ages. Local Village Feasts Village feasts in Malta are given a lot of importance. Nearly every village has it's own village feast. To really experience a traditional aspect of Malta, tourists are urged to attend one of these feasts. Carnival Carnival has an important place on the Maltese cultural calendar. The traditional Carnival celebrations are normally held in Valletta and in Nadur, Gozo. Notte Bianca Notte Bianca is an annual all-night cultural initiative of various countries around the world and Malta is no exception. Notte Bianca is now in its 6th fantastic year, and continues to promise an unforgettable evening of art, culture and much more Wine Festival The wine festival is held at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. One could taste a variety of different wines whilst enjoying the beautiful view of the Grand Harbour area. Parties and Concerts Throughout the year a variety of parties and concerts are held by different local organizations. Such as Creamfields, Ministry of Sound, Elton John, David Guetta and many more. Here at Paragon Europe we offer students the opportunity to experience all of this: Experience Malta. Paragon Europe has been managing a successful Internship Programme through the EU programmes of Leonardo da Vinci and Erasmus since 2006. Our organization strives in finding the best unpaid work placements for students to obtain a unique opportunity to put theory into practice in their chosen career. what we offer... WE MAKE SURE
you will feel welcome in Malta thanks to our support team
you will work within your area of studies
you will gain valuable experience in an English speaking environment
you will learn with experienced teachers
at the end of your stay you will be given a Performance Appraisal Report, a
Europe-pass Certificate and a Work Placement Certificate YOU must be at least 17 years old
must stay for at least 3 weeks
will be working around 40 hours per week
besides the projects relating to your area of study, you will be assisting in administrative duties Harbour Area World Heritage List Valletta is also listed in the World Heritage Site List, along with the Hal Saflieni Temple 7 Megalithic Temples, including Ggantija, Hagar Qim, Mnajdra, Tarxien, Hagrat, Hal Saflieni and Skorba In the 2011 United Nations Report, Malta was announced to be the Safest Place on Earth, along with Qatar. Safety Pastizzi Hobz biz-Zejt Cooked Octopus Rabbit Stew Gbejniet •Business,
•PR and Marketing,
•Finance and Economics, Insurance,
•Social Work, Beauty,
•Event Management,
•Engineering, •Automotive,
•Black Smiths,
•Entertainment and Animation, •
•Real Estate,
Laboratory Analysts and Technicians, •
ports and Physical Education, Our Placements Our Accommodation -Comfortable living and dining area and fully equipped kitchen
-Spacious bedrooms with make-up dresses, wardrobe, bed linen and towels
-Balconies and terrace
-Ventilators, washing machine, iron and ironing board
-Free internet connection (WI-FI), TV and satellite reception and telephone line
-Free maintenance service, weekly maid service, paid electricity and water bills
-No fixed check in/check out time and in close proximity to work placements. Prices

The accommodation on shared basis is 86.80eu per week.

A deposit of 100 will be asked upon your arrival in case of any damages caused by carelessness.

Optional airport transfer is offered at the price of 50eu arrival and departure)

Optional English / Maltese Language courses conducted by experienced teachers cost 350eu/ 20hrs. Enhance your CV and gain hands-on work experience with an Internship in Malta! A copy of your Europass CV
A motivation letter detailing what you wish to do during your work placement and the activities you are able to conduct
Transcript of your studies together with the unofficial academic report from your University
*You must send this requested information by no later than 1 month before starting your placement period. send us: Contact us now and make the most of this amazing opportunity!
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