PAUL: And how was your timetable?Was it a verybusy year?
KIRA: Very,very busy.They make you work veryhard.Apart from lectures,we had practical sessions ina lot of subjects.We did these in small groups.I hadto go and work four hours every week in acommunity pharmacy.Actually,I enjoyed this verymuch - meeting new people all the time.Then insecond semester,we had to get experience inhospital dispensaries,so every second day we went to one of the big hospitals and workedthere.And on top of all that we had our assignments,which took me a lot of time.Oh,I nearlyforgot,between first and second semesters,we had to work full-time for two weeks in a hospital.
PAUL: That does sound a very heavy year.So are you pleased now that you did it?Do you feelsome sense of achievement?
KIRA: Yeah,I do feel much more confident,which I suppose is the most important thing.
PAUL: And have you got any recommendations for people who are studying from overseas?
KIRA: Well,I suppose they need very good English.It would be much better if they spent moretime learning English before they enter the university,because you can be in big trouble if youdon't understand what people are saying and you haven't got time to translate.
PAUL: Anything else?
KIRA: Well,as I said before,the biggert problem for me was a lack of familiarity with theeducation system here.
PAUL: It sounds as if it was a real challenge.Congratulations,Kira.