Tue, 24 May 2011 00:28:33 +0100


nele eggers <nele.eggers@web.de>




My time in Great-Britain



Dear all,


I honestly can't believe that my stay here is almost over I enjoyed it so much and I don't really want to go back. I will just describe as well as I can what I have experienced:

What you experience during your stay in Great Britain is not easy to describe. There are so many different feelings you go through in half a year. The day i actually left Germany i was worrying so much and I'm not gonna lie, the first days I couldn't stop this worrying.

I thought it would be hard to make friends and to pick up the language quickly. I thought I wouldn't stop missing everyone in germany for 6 months and that I won't get used to my new life in England. This feeling of not knowing anyone and being in a different country on your own is indescribable but it's not as bad as you might think first.


It's more an unique experience that I recommend to everyone. It gets easier with every day: Many people start talking to you, you get closer with your hostfamily and finally make a lot of friends. It took me only 3 weeks until I've felt completely fine and home here in England and I haven't been homesick one bit. From then I knew it would be the best time of my life and I was right.

I've loved everyday in school so much that i got up in the morning looking forward to the day because it is like a schoolife of a film or a book and the school is not too hard. I still had plenty of time to spend with my friends. All the worrying I had at first wasn't necessary. I found so many good friends for life. I even have an english boyfriend now. I am happy with my English, my hostparents are so nice people and I'm grateful for everything they've done for me.


I also got to know the life and culture of English people and beautiful surroundings like Canterbury, Whitstable and London which I all just love.

One of the best things is that i now feel prepared for the rest of my life. It might sound exaggerated but I am being deadly serious when I say these 6 months were perfect and I honestly recommend it to everyone to experience it theirselves.


I've never thought it's possible but I actually don't want to leave. But another advantage of having chosen England is the fact that I can come back very often, because it's not that far away and I definitely will.  




Nele Eggers