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Meet the McKenna family

Claire and Allan live in Kirkcaldy, a friendly coastal town in Fife, just to the North of Edinburgh. The family had a great time hosting this year, welcoming students from Belgium and Switzerland into their home. We interviewed the family about their hosting experience How long have you been hosting with InterStudies? We’ve been an…
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27/03/2020 0

Interning at InterStudies

Back in August, we welcomed Laerke from Denmark to our Head Office team. Laerke is interning with us until next summer – working as part of our production team. As part of our #meetourteam project, we interviewed Laerke about life at InterStudies My role at InterStudies is… programme assistant. I help keep the people in…
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05/11/2019 0

Meet our team!

Join us behind the scenes at InterStudies and meet our team! Over the next few months we’d like to give you the chance to meet some of the people who work behind the scenes at InterStudies. To start the ball rolling, we interviewed Anette, the founder and managing director of InterStudies. My role at InterStudies…
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20/09/2019 0

College in England with Alessia

Alessia from Italy has spent the last year in England on our College Select programme at Weymouth College on the South coast. Read Alessia’s story about her exchange in England. INTRODUCTION AND DEPARTURE: I’ve been in England for 9 months now and I consider the life I’ve been living here as important as my life…
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27/06/2019 0

In Ireland with Hannes

My exchange year adventures in Ireland from Hannes. I thought a long time ago about how to start this blog about my exchange year. I’m starting with the questions why I decided to make this experience and why I chose Ireland. I decided to make this experience to improve my English knowledge! After I succeed…
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15/03/2019 0

Exchange in Scotland

Almuth is one of our German students who is currently studying in Scotland. Almuth lives with a host family in Dundee, Scotland’s 4th largest city. We interviewed Almuth about her exchange in Scotland Why did you choose the UK/Scotland for your exchange? I chose the UK because it’s the closest  country of all the possible…
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07/03/2019 0

With Franka in England

Hi everyone! I am Franka, from the Netherlands and I am an exchange student in England for 10 months in total. I have been in England for more than three months now, and it is absolutely amazing. Of course there are times that it is hard, but they are way less often than the awesome…
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18/01/2019 0

On exchange in Ireland

We are half way through the exchange year for many of our students. There’s plenty of time left to pack in loads of experiences and gather memories. Let’s have a quick look at what some of our students in Ireland have been up to so far this year! Many of our students started the year…
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15/01/2019 0

First impressions

Caterina from Italy, tells us about her arrival in the UK and her first impressions of her host family and school I decided to spend five days at the Welcome Camp in London before meeting my host family. When I arrived at London Gatwick Airport I immediately thought: “Wow, there’s a lot of people running…
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17/09/2018 0

Ida in Ireland!

My stay in Ireland has been very enjoyable, I am finding the experience really enhanced by the support InterStudies are giving me while I am here. They selected a wonderful family for me and their Local Support Coordinator was always available for advice and help by text, whatsapp, email or phone. She also lives locally…
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23/05/2018 0

Elena’s year in Bristol

What does it mean to be an exchange student? Elena from Italy shared her thoughts and experiences with us. When I decided to be an exchange student I really didn’t know what it was. When I decided to change my life I didn’t know how it really worked. So the 2nd of September I flew to…
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09/05/2018 0

Highlights from Torquay

It’s always good to see our students getting involved in their local community, and our Torquay group have had a busy year! Sarah, our local support coordinator, sent us some pictures of the highlights from the year so far in Torquay. A group of our students took part in a drama production of Grease with…
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17/04/2018 0

Ireland… What an Experience!

Enno from Germany sent us this report about his exchange year so far! Gaisce / President’s award The President’s Award / Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25 to develop yourself. There are three levels of Gaisce – Bronze, Silver and Gold You need to take on…
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22/03/2018 0

Snowed in!

The UK and Ireland were hit by heavy snow in late February/early March. Many schools were closed, but our students certainly didn’t let the snow stop them having a great time. Check out the pics below for a great selection of snowmen – and proof that you can snowboard in Ireland! Thanks to all our…
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15/03/2018 0

Easter in Ireland

Thanks to Mary, our local coordinator in the Cork area, for taking the time to share some Irish Easter traditions with us! If you would like to come to Ireland on an exchange then you can read more about our programmes in Ireland here! Easter in Ireland! Well apart from Christmas Day and St. Patrick’s…
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15/03/2018 0

Dublin trip 2018

Another fantastic trip, where 60 students from our UK and Ireland exchange programmes joined our leader team for a few days exploring the charming Irish capital. We started the trip on Monday afternoon, where we welcomed our students to our hostel, in Temple Bar in the centre of Dublin.  After a welcome meeting where we…
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20/02/2018 0

Cork in 60 seconds

Gina from Germany sent us this short video of her time in Cork, crammed into 60 seconds. Even though Gina was only with us for a few weeks she managed to cram plenty of experiences into her stay. Famous sites in the Cork area include Blarney Castle, home to the legend of the Blarney Stone…
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14/02/2018 0

Photo Competition

InterStudies Ireland held a photo comp for all our students staying in Ireland. The prize: A free place on our popular Dublin trip! The theme for the competition was everyday life with your host family. We received some great entries. Scroll down to see a few of our favourites and the winner! Annika from Germany…
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16/12/2017 0

Scotland tour

Over 60 students travelled to Scotland for our annual trip at the end of October! We started off in Edinburgh where we stayed at a youth hostel in the city centre. After a good nights sleep our group was ready to experience the city of Edinburgh. After seeing all the sights in daylight our leaders…
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10/11/2017 0

Cultural Differences

Bridging Cultural Differences sums up what InterStudies programmes are all about. Sharing cultures – giving students the opportunity to learn about the local culture in the UK or Ireland, while giving their host family, classmates and local community the opportunity to learn about the culture of their visiting student. The Scully family, who live near Northampton,…
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15/09/2017 0