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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