If I only can describe the life as an EF-Student in two words, I would say – incredibly awesome! There might be few questions that might go through your or your parents head..But no worries – I got the answers to them! 😛 I hope I can help some future students with my review about EF !
Is it worth to spend that much money on a course?
Probably the first question you might ask yourself… Yes, it’s definitely worth it! In my opinion, the best way to learn a language!
Issues between host families and student?
First of all, the host families are well chosen by EF.
Families who express an interest in hosting are guided through an application process by a local exchange coordinator in their community and EF staff. The screening process includes a home visit, an in-person interview, an online application, and a background check.
My host family, my host mother Maite was awesome! She was so friendly and nice to me. If you have problems with the host family, you can talk to your EF Staff and they will find a solution for it. If you never say anything, how should they know it? So don’t be scared and tell if you’re experiencing problems.
Flying on your own to the country?!
Sometimes you might fly alone to your EF Destination. I had to fly alone from Vienna to Barcelona as well and I was a bit scared because I have never flown alone before. But there’s nothing to worry about. The only trouble I had was finding the exit of the airport but a really nice lady helped me to find the right way. From there your tranfer (someone with a big EF Shield) is waiting for you.
This was my view from the plane, amazing right?!
Why you should do an EF course 0r an exchange year etc.
- You meet new people from all around the world – some may stay for a long time in your life.
- It’s the best way to improve a language – you speak it, you read it, you hear it!
- Teachers and staff members are always there to help you.
- It’s so fun! Atleast I had 😛
- You get to see new things and new places.
- It gives you a different perspective.
- A lot of fun activities organised by EF.
- The school has everything you need – tech stuff, tablets etc.
- Adventures – you come back home with many (crazy) travel stories 😉
Although I was only staying for one week, I’m convinced that EF is the best way to learn a foreign language. It was really interesting for me to get the first impressions of Spain and its culture and I can’t wait to learn Spanish next school year. whoop whoop!
I met a bunch of awesome people there and I made some great memories in Barcelona. It was a lot of fun and I can’t describe how sad I am that I had to leave so soon. It was such a wonderful time.
To the people who were also in Barcelona during my stay: Thanks for making my trip most memorable! I’ll never forget it. ♥
My favourite shots