Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I ♥ England: my experience

I am a French student, and I have decided to come to the UK last September to finish my degree. England was the choice of my destination as I really wanted to improve my level of English, and I’ve already been to this country before. When I was younger, I went to the South of England for a summer camp, and I really enjoyed it: contrary to what I’ve heard about the English weather, I was surprised there were high temperatures and that we could even go to the beach. I stayed in a host family and this helped me a lot to improve my level of English.
Ten years later, here I am again. I spent the whole school year at the University of Sheffield to study English, and I decided to come to London this summer to perform an internship in the marketing department. Sheffield and London are completely different; London is a busy city and I was really impressed to be surrounded by businessmen while I was going to work; there is much more traffic (I’ve already experienced the crowded Tube during rush hours), and it’s a lively and a multicultural city. It’s very interesting for me to experience those two different ways of life.
I am really glad to stay here this summer because this work experience will help me to discover the working life in the UK and I will have the opportunity to continue to study English in London.
I really recommend students to come to London, not only to work or to study English, but also to discover the rich culture of a city that seems to never sleep.


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