Name: – Smriti Gupta
College: — NIT Trichy
Organization interned with: – Technical University of Munich, Germany
How did I spend my 1st internship stipend?
It was a great research experience in TUM, Germany in May 2011. I was awarded a stipend of 2000 euros (roughly 1 lakh INR) for two months of stay in Munich. I spent a considerable amount of money in making trips to Switzerland, Italy, France and Germany. About 600 euros were spent on buying grocery and other items of daily need. But I never spent my cash unnecessarily on purchasing things which were insignificant. At the end of my stay, I saved nearly 700 euros and returned it to my parents. They were really happy to know that I had managed money efficiently and saved a considerable sum. This experience made me believe that I could live independently and manage my own expenses in the future.
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