My name is Birthe Israel, I am 20 years old and I am from Germany.
I arrived in England at the beginning of September and I will stay here for 10 1/2 months as a gap student at “The New Eccles Hall School” near Norwich.
I made the decision to do a gap year because I wanted to get to know the English culture better, to get some working experience (I would like to become a teacher) and also to improve my English.
And I do not regret this step as I am really happy to be here in England and I had a very warm welcome at the school.
My Job at the school is to assist the teachers in the lessons, to plan some activities for the children and to look after them (it is a boarding school).
This year in England will help me a lot – to improve my English, to become more independent and to raise my knowledge in working with children and teenagers; I already could gain a lot of new knowledge and I hope that it will be a successful gap year.