“My momma always said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’ ” – Forrest Gump My name is Fernanda Dias and I’m going on the High Schools International Study Abroad programme this year. Many people have asked me about the reason why I decided to enrol on a…
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Well, here I am, in a new room full of books that I had never seen before. The view that I have from my window has changed quite a lot, and when I go out of the room, I hear different voices talking in English to me, which are gradually getting familiar. I got here…
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My understanding of the saying ‘time flies’ has changed over the last few weeks. At first I thought that I would struggle a lot in my time here, trying to get used to the new friends, to the new school buildings, to the different kind of teaching. Well, it happens that by the third week…
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It is so extraordinary to see how one’s life can change exponentially from the moment he decides to leave home. I never thought I would say that but I cannot even think of how my life used to be before I came here and how narrow minded I was comparing to now. So many things…
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I cannot believe I am leaving. I cannot possibly picture myself away from those people. I feel that I´ve got a really well structured social cycle here, and I am honestly not willing to let it go. This last month has been spectacular and although many people are feeling quite tired about the end of…
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My host parents and I. I miss them a lot. When I stepped into my room, I felt like the whole world had just crashed down. I couldn’t help crying for over an hour. In fact I still cry a lot, as it is really painful to get used to the idea that everyone is…
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