- You have to force yourself not just to go down th easy route and just speak English.
- Even though you’ll realise that all Europeans and people from the rest of the world speak incredible English.
- When somebody finds out that you’re English they will ask you if you’re from London.
- Oh and people ask if English people really drink tea with milk in it
- You try and have a serious conversation with the Internet company or phone company in the foreign language, freak out and go back to English.
- You will nearly order beef liver in a restaurant because you couldn’t translate until someone very kindly stops you.
- You find yourself amazed at foreign supermarkets.
- But after a while you just miss Dairy milk and easy access to cheddar cheese.
- You start to think you might be getting the hang of the lingo and then somebody asks you for directions in the street and you absolutely can’t understand them.
- If you live in Germany you’ll probably gain half a stone in weight just by looking at the bakeries.
- You’ll start to have weird half English half foreign language conversations with people.
- You’ll realise that even after 5 years of learning a foreign language it did not prepare you for actual real life foreign people.
- You’ll wonder why every country doesn’t just have an NHS.
- You can still be a lazy stay in bed student only abroad and it seems so much cooler.
- You will probably meet people and only speak English.
- You start cycling places and think to a stranger you must look really cool and cultured.
- You’ll get pangs of homesickness, thank goodness for Skype.
- You mainly try and blag your way through job interviews and such because you’re not entirely sure what you’re agreeing to.
- Your main goal is being able to watch How I met your mother in the foreign language.
- You realise no cheese will ever be as almighty as cheddar,
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