Maybe it was my first truly international experience, for sure it was the most intense one: my school organized an exchange with another school in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. I went over for a week and lived with an English family – and received a visit in return.
Speaking only a foreign language for a longer time, being at another country with its specific culture, seeing an English school and going to an Anglican Church – all important experiences for me. We also went to the Cadbury chocolate factory in Birmingham and visited the Cotswolds. But the star of this trip was international friendship.
And with the results of the last World Wars in mind this is something really important. I’ll always support such exchanges in the future and I already look forward to open up such paths for my children, too.
England, United Kingdom