A beautiful photo that Pernille took of her friend on the Swansea beaches.
Now that you are preparing to go home, how do you feel about your exchange experience?
It's been such an amazing experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. It's been challenging and I've learned so many things and grown extremely much in such a short time. I've experienced so many things and met so many nice people while staying here and I couldn't be more thankful for this opportunity.
What did you enjoy most about your time on exchange?
I know it's a typical thing to say, but everything. I don't think I can pick out one thing and say that I've enjoyed that more than another thing, cause each thing I've experienced has a meaning to me in different ways.
How did you find living with a host family?
I am so pleased with the host family I got. They are all very nice and really good company. I'm really happy that I got to stay with them and get to know them. It has been a really fun experience to live with someone else and create this bond between us.
They are so nice to you and treat you as you were a part of their family. They listen to what you have to say and make sure that you feel welcome and are happy.
What was it like meeting your family for the first time?
It was so weird and awkward (haha). It was weird meeting them cause I've been talking to them before I came. They helped me feel welcomed and a part of the family from day one.
What challenges did you face when starting school?
It was not too easy making friends at the beginning because I had to settle in first. The language wasn't difficult but I was still a challenge at the beginning that everything was in English. But of course it got better with time.
How did school in the UK differ from school in Denmark?
The school system in the UK is a bit different than in Denmark. For example I had a different class/class mates for each subjects because we chose our subjects ourselves. In Denmark you have one class for all subjects. And I got frees during the day so I didn't go to school from 8-3 everyday with only one break, as in Denmark. It was nice trying something new. The teachers are nice and funny and we could always talk to them if we had something on our minds. The other students made sure I felt welcome as well, and I got a lot of really nice friends. In general the school was such a nice place with lots of fun things to do. They even planned a trip to Bristol for our photography class.