At the beginning of June my whole class took part at the FCE to see on which english level we are. Of course we did some practice and this text was one of it……
ALL YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY SHOULD STUDY IN A FOREIGN SCHOOL OR COLLEGE FOR A YEAR. DO YOU AGREE?
This year a study showed that more and more teenagers are leaving their homes to study abroad. But is it necessary and do you really benefit from it?
The reasons why most young people do an exchange year are probably for the experiences, being on your own and improving the language skills. Not every country has the same school system which means that you could miss important knowledge that you will need for your school back home, although you will probably be excellent in the foreign language. Studying abroad also mean that you leave your family and friends behind and start living a bit on your own even if you have a host family. There are a lot of responsibilities and tasks you will have to manage. It will also be hard the first week to find the connection to your new colleagues because they do not know you. Even though the social bonds you will make there will never get lost and you have a wide range of friends that could benefit you in the future.
In my opinion not everybody should do an exchange year. I also considered to do it but then I thought about my school situation and how to manage being without my family and friends and had to pass. If you have the opportunity to do it and really but a lot of thoughts in it you should totally do it. No matter which choice you make I do not think that you will miss something!