Hello it’s Hannah here
I am currently in my first year of university in France , I came to France 6 years ago . I am studying sociology at the moment .
Being English in a French university has it’s pros and cons but for the most part it is a bit of a challenge . I have found over the years that going to the English group isn’t the wisest of choices . The french kids thinks that you don’t want to friends . Then comes the problem when the English group don’t want to friends with you either because you are too quiet.
I am not a stranger to people thinking I don’t want to be friends , I am a twin ( which I love of course , I have a friend for life ) . All through primary school I used to spend a lot of time with my sister , we used to sit next to each other, eat together and play together. I had a teacher who was a twin , she told us to separate and make friends but we always found each other again . I soon found out that if I didn’t have my sister I had no one .
In university (especially during this pandemic ) I have found it hard to make friends . I keep to my self most of the time . Even in a group I find it hard to fit in for several reasons : I feel self conscience about my English accent when i speak french and I find it hard to speak to people (even in English).
obviously the language is problem , I am not the best when writing or speaking in french . It takes a toll on my notes .