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A study trip to the UK

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Intermediate: B1


Hello everyone, When I was a study, I didn't have chance to study abroad. But when I went to work, I attend Technology Training of Mediland Corporation in Taiwan. There was in May, 2014. That is first I went to abroad. I feel nervous when I check in at air port. I was afraid because I don't know how I have to check in to go a board. But everything was ok. I was in Taipie, Taiwan for 5 days. There was a lot of different things than my country. On the road, There is not so many motobikes. You sometime see some car. Air is quite fresh. The weather is same my country, It's quite hot (32-33oC) and rain during day. I complete training course and came back. There was not many exciting things but I will remember that trip, the first trip I went to abroad.

unfortunately , I have never studied a broad . I think the study outside my home country is better and that is the reason which motivates me to learn English as I would like to resume to my Engineering study in UK or Australia . I prefer to stay with host family to learn more about the UK culture and traditions
I think the best way to overcome the first Shock when you are travelling outside your home country is to show respect for your new home and stay away from troubles

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yes fortunately i got a chance to study abroad. I studied in the USA and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.It passed like a dream. Believe me it is priceless experience. I wish i chose to live with a host family i guess I would be closer to american culture. I lived in the USA for 6 years and it has become an integral part from my life.
If you get an opportunity to study overseas, i would share something with you:
Give yourself a time to learn about the culture and people.
Surround yourself with the environment where you can practice English language. Unless you break the language barrier, you may not feel any progress in your studies.
You can cope with negative feelings and homesickness will fade away it is just a matter of time.
Most importantly, avoid pessimistic people. they won't do you good.
stay hard and hope to achieve your goals :)
Think you have an opportunity is a dream of many people.

Hi. I'm very interested about what you are sharing. And I would like to ask you some questions: did you live with your fellow friends in dormitorty? and how was it?
Thank you!

Hi there,One thing that I want to mention is that the most effective way of learning English is not studying only grammar,lexicology, etc., one must know also the people who's native language is English and also their culture. So, I really want to study English in the Uk, but..

I would like to learn English in Uk.

Hello xuseen cali,

I'd recommend the British Council's ESOL Nexus as a good place to start learning about living and studying in the UK. 

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

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I've never studied abroad yet, to me it is just a dream which cannot come true. But I met a lot of foreign students come to China, I can feel they all enjoy a vivid life to study abroad. Extracurricular time they often travel around in different place, having fun and interesting life.