Ladies and gentlemen of IT, I write to you with all due respect. I don't know if it's allowed to write personal questions of this length here. And if anyone is too lazy to read, then skip it. And the topic concerns the current period of my short existence.
By no means do I expect the right instruction for life. I understand that the decisions are mine to make, and there are as many people to advise as there are to advise. But nevertheless, I would just like to hear outside thoughts on the subject.
The brief point is this: I am 20.5 years old, I live in France, I graduated from secondary school as a mechanic, I did an internship 5 times, I realized that it is not my thing. I spent the last year learning python, django, html, css, jquery, sql by myself. I snatched any free time I had from mechanical training to work on programming. I like this kind of activity and lifestyle, constantly learning something new all my life is not scary.
This year I went to accelerated higher education in programming (2 years). Even after a couple of days, and now 2 months, I realized that I do not like the study here at all, there are many problem areas: very weak and empty program, negligent attitude of teachers, unnecessary subjects, missing all sorts of details from the explanations because of the non-native language.
I found a foreign company in St. Petersburg (a relative works there, but in a different position), called the HR department, found out that they conduct regular internships without work experience, knowledge of java, spring, sql is required. After 3-6 months of internship with the salary, transferred to the junior on a permanent basis. I tried to learn java for 1.5 months - thanks to some python base everything goes surprisingly easily.
And now the question that overcomes me: whether to spit on a current institution, to be engaged in this year of preparation independently (the experience of such training already exists), and in a year to try to pass on an internship. Or all the forces to get higher education here (because of difficulties with the language will take a lot of time and effort to pass some trivial tests and examinations, and sensible knowledge received, I am sure, that will be a minimum amount. On the independent will be little).
I honestly had no intention of staying in this country anyway, but I was planning to come back in a few years, but now I'm thinking a year from now.
Who thinks, who would do what? Is it realistic to work normally in programming without this higher or is it all a rosy tale?
Thank you all for your thoughts.
P.S.: What am I doing then in France and other nuances would be even longer to describe, so I will skip this point