*For five months!
Hi, I’m Liis!
I’m an Estonian girl living in Scotland for the past 5 years.
Two years ago I decided to ‘do something with my life’ and I went to college to study professional cookery. Best decision I ever made!
In 2017, however, my studies were coming to an end, I was working in a chain restaurant and felt like I was lacking any certain future plans..
Lo and behold, as fate would have it, back in June, I got offered an opportunity of a lifetime – move abroad for 5 months, study and work in hospitality and get all expenses paid! I could also choose my own destination (the options were Amsterdam, Tenerife, Helsinki or Gothenburg). Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
Now, 3 months later, I’m ready to pack my bag and head off to the unknown!
Well, not the totally unknown – I already know my destination, which will be Gothenburg, the 2nd largest city in Sweden; I will be spending the first month in a cookery school there with people from other countries participating in the same programme and then I will be on a work placement in a local 3-4* hotel.
I will be working alongside locals as well as people from Belgium, Finland and France among others.
They also provide a cultural programme, food and accomodation and a daily allowance.
I’ll be leaving in two weeks time, it’s not fully sunk in yet, but I’m now starting to slightly panic about what to pack – 5 months! Cold winters! Work clothes! Being a girl and wanting both comfort and glamour! Ugh, that’ll be the hard part..
In any case, there’s exciting times ahead!
Until next time,