I arrived in the United Kingdom five years ago attracted by its picturesque landscape, friendly inhabitants and great career prospects it offered to those who worked hard. My primary goal was to learn English and go back to Poland to continue my studies at the university. Having studied English at the Brighton and Hove College for two years now, I made new friends and discovered even more opportunities this country can give. This is why I am writing this statement.
I used to study Pedagogy and Primary Education at the University of Bialystok. I wanted to be a Nursery Teacher. However, due to the fact that teachers in Poland are not very well paid, I thought it would be a good idea to study English and teach at private language schools after hours to boost my earnings. Since further and higher education is not cheap and my parents could not afford to pay for it, I made a decision to go abroad to have a first hand experience of the language and the culture of the country it is spoken in.