Going to England to do an internship, or any other country , implies in most of the cases, living in the community. That means that you have to share your accommodation which may include the main installations such as kitchen, shower, living room and so on. This experience can teach you a lot of things about others but also about yourself.
An internship abroad is an opportunity to meet people from all over the world. These encounters will be beneficial for you at different levels. First, spending all day long with foreign youngsters enables you to discover new cultures and so, at the same time, broaden your horizons. This cultural exchange can be seen in the cooking but also in the behaviours and in the languages shared with others. Indeed, the others want to make you discover specialities of their country and even teach you how to cook them. Talking about the behaviours, others can explain to you their manners and what are their main traditions are. And finally, you can begin to learn new languages as you exchange with your housemates, who become your friends. This is where the comparison process begins and also your personal enrichment. At the beginning you might not realise it, but your knowledge is developing. As an explanation, we can say that being with strangers turns you into a curious person and you will always want to learn more information.
During your stay, community life will enable you to build strong links with the others since you live with them all the time. From these relationships, you will learn about life in general. Sharing experiences, whether they are professional or personal, can help you to move forward in your future. This is important as you may get advice that could enable you to avoid losing time in your plans. You might be astonished by the mutual assistance that you can develop with people that you did not know before this experience. Indeed, in the house, you will find more than good friends – real brothers and sisters. Some will become really close to you and you will put your trust in them. Speaking with them about your feelings will become a common thing even if you are not used to it because sometimes you need to externalise what you live each day. Here, a few people will become your confidants – a shoulder to cry on. These supportive people will help you to learn from your mistakes and grow up. It is a way to learn how to turn a negative thing into a positive one.
When you go to live abroad to do an internship, take the most of it and especially of the community life to gain maturity. Take all that your surroundings can bring to you and try to avoid as much as you can the negatives events. Your internship will then turn into a rewarding experience and you will leave with a different way to see life and the future.