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Mai's story

Mai Ljungstrom, History and Literature student

"I'm proud of coming here to uni in a foreign country, and speaking a foreign language."

I’m looking forward to the summer break. Right now it’s kind of stressful with all the essays and stuff, so it’s going to be nice when summer comes around. I love summer, the warmth and having peace and quiet.

I’m proud of coming here to uni in a foreign country, and speaking a foreign language. It’s a big step in life and was a challenge. I had to go out there and make new friends. It’s a position where I was uncomfortable and afraid, but I just had to go through it. I actually made friends quite easily. I’m great friends with my flatmates and I have friends on my course too.

In Sweden we learn English from when we are six years old, but it’s still a challenge to speak it fluently over a long period of time. The essays, writing and talking in English! Just being here is my greatest struggle, but it’s an adventure!

 

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