My First Month In The UK

by Roberto from Italy
| UK

Hi, let me introduce myself- my name is Roberto and I am an exchange student who is living in England this year. I arrived just over a month ago and now, I would like to briefly tell you about my experience so far to show you how fantastic it is.

The arrival

Upon my arrival at the airport, I found my new dad waiting for me and, luckily for me, there was not the slightest embarrassment. We had a really nice car trip and at home I met my new mum (a very helpful woman) their fantastic three dogs and their baby N.

First impressions

They were immediately very kind with me and they allowed me to easily visit Brighton, the city near where I live. I visited this city with my new cousin (another exchange student), they were truly satisfying moments. Brighton is beautiful, a truly alternative city where you can see people of all kinds. The atmosphere in the city is one of lightheartedness.

The school

A week later the school started which, unlike the Italian school, covers most of the day. The school is totally different from what I was used to but trust me when I tell you it's fantastic. The professors are for the most part very young and in any case always very helpful.

Thanks to the possibility to choose the courses you have the possibility to do only subjects that interest you and, with the change of classes you can always meet new people. In this first month I have certainly met some very interesting people at school and I hope to know more and more!


If you are an adventure lover like me, England is the right place. There are many breathtaking views and the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. I have found a nice little peaceful place which is frequented by people of all kinds and I have nicknamed it "The Valley of Peace".

I cannot wait!

Finally, I want to share with you my enthusiasm about a very small thing…. next week I will start basketball at school and I am really excited (I have never done basketball in my life 😉), the coach was really nice to me and some players on the team showed me what to train to improve in the beginning.

England is great

I love this experience and, despite the difficulties that can be found away from home, I would recommend it to any person who wants to get involved and who wants to immerse themselves in a culture different from their own for a year.

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