Hi, we are Anna and Linnea from Sweden. We have been doing our practical training here at EC Brighton for seven weeks and now it is time for us to go back to Gothenburg. We attend an upper secondary school called Hvitfeldtska and our school was our link to the program that gave us this opportunity to do our practice abroad. The program is called Leonardo da Vinci and it funds practical projects in the field of vocational education and training. Initiatives range from those giving individuals work-related training abroad to large-scale co-operation efforts.
Our stay here in Brighton is an experience that we will treasure for life. Not only have we improved our English, but also met the most wonderful people. Both of us have been looking forward to this practical training for a very long time and as a working experience it has exceeded all our expectations. During our time here we have stayed at a residence called St James Place with people from different parts of the world. As to be expected, different people of different cultures housed together, have different standards of tidiness, however we have all learnt to live together and be understanding to each other’s differences and we have grown very fond of our fellow housemates and we are very sad to leave them.
The city of Brighton is according to us wonderful, with all the cosy pubs, restaurants and coffee places. As to be expected we have done a lot of shopping, we partially live in Primark. We would love to come back to Brighton during the summer, hopefully the summer of 2011.
We have spent one weekend in London, where we did some more shopping. We walked through Hyde Park where we fed the squirrels and we also ran through Hyde Park when we were chased by all the doves. When we got back to Brighton it really felt like Brighton was our home.
And finally we just want to thank everybody here at EC Brighton for taking so good care of us and including us into your little family. Hope you have enjoyed our stay here as much as we have enjoyed being here. We are going to miss you guys a lot!
With Love Anna and Linnea
A HUGE thank you to Anna and Linnea for all your help. It was a pleasure to have you both with us. We wish you all the best for your future and hope you will take up our offer of coming back to EC Brighton in the summer to help out with our junior programme as Social Leaders – there are two jobs waiting for you… 🙂
Thank you to Hvitfeldtska, once again you have sent us two wonderful interns. We always look forward to having your students with us and we look forward to you sending us more Interns next year.
Take care Anna and Linnea … much love from all at EC Brighton.
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