Every year hundreds of young people leave the familiar cocoon of green old England and head off to spend some time on foreign shores. They may go as a gap year after finishing school; or as part of their university course; they may even be on a short-term placement with work.
Whatever the reason, all will share a huge variety of emotions as they depart. Excitement, fear, trepidation. Will I be happy? How will I cope with the language? Will I make friends?
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