We currently welcome French student Melanie Goubet for a placement at our office. Below is a blog on her thoughts so far:-
“I am a 19 French student who study to become a personal assistant. As soon as I knew that my work placement could be done in a foreign country, I didn’t hesitate: I wanted to go in the United-Kingdom. Since I started to learn English I have always wanted to practise it and it has always been my favourite subject. Making an internship on a foreign country was for me a big opportunity and I knew I would really enjoy it.
And I do. Mitchells Roberton has offered me a placement and I was so exited to the idea to work in a law firm, moreover it is reputed to be a friendly firm. I can confirm it, every day when I wake up it’s a pleasure to go to work, and I know it will be a good day. Thanks to this internship I learned a lot, I can finally practise my English. I also realised that I would like to work in a law firm later, and that I would really love to come back in Glasgow which, for me, is a very nice city. Especially when it’s sunny…
I knew it would be really a change for me: first time that I took the plain, first time alone in an other country and it made me more responsible. Nothing scares me now (except spiders).
Everything is different here. From people behaviour in the train to doggy bags! It’s also interesting to see that cars drive on the left and that the driver is sit on the right. To see seagulls in the city is quite diverting too. People have such an accent! Sometimes it’s hard for me but after all, it’s one of the customs here. I love to watch TV in English and to read English papers.
The time really flies, and 6 weeks is too short.”