French Intern – Celia’s experience of England
I arrived in England on the 3rd of July, in my host family in Bournemouth. They were really nice with me, I felt really welcome. On Tuesday 5th I had my first day in Southbourne School of English, as administrative assistant.
Bournemouth is a really nice city. When you take the bus you can go anywhere you want, at any time. One of my favourite places is the town centre: here you can go to many great shops, restaurants, and there is almost always music there. It is a really nice place to have a good time.
During the weekends, I went to visit some other places in England. On the first weekend I went to London. It was a beautiful Saturday and I had the opportunity to see the House of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus. After that, I went shopping on Oxford Street, the streets were really busy with people enjoying that beautiful Saturday to go shopping in London. It was an amazing day. I also went to see Harry Potter Studios in the North of London by the end of July, as I am a huge fan. That day was incredible as well.
What I can say about England in general is that it is a really interesting country, and speaking English every day at school and every evening with the family made me practice a lot.
This travel has been a really positive experience to practice my English, and learn how to work too. Even if it is not what I study in my French engineering school, it is really interesting to see how it works in a school, especially in the office. When we are studying in a school we don’t imagine how much the office staff can be hardworking and busy, as they work hard for the students to have a good time in the school. The office is really well organised and I have learned how to get more organised too. Such an experience will be useful for all my life.