I'm having a great time living with my host family. They really take care of me like a family member, give me good advice, good food and also trips to the beach and the supermarket which I enjoy so much. I am really grateful to have such a great environment to live in and be able to focus on my studies. I am having a blast experiencing British Culture.
• Why did you choose to come and study in the UK?
I wanted to explore a new culture and to mature in the process of studying abroad, the UK offers excellent academic courses and a safe, exciting environment for young adults.
• How have you found studying English?
I have been studying English since I was a child so I feel comfortable expressing myself in English; but it is a great challenge for me to take English Literature as a first language subject, in which I have to be able to understand and interpret literature works in depth. Through English, I appreciate the language even more, I discover a new exciting world of global culture and knowledge, reflect on myself as a student and reader of literature. It also helps with my other subjects, improve my ability to converse confidently in English.
• In what ways do you think you have changed since coming to a UK school?
I have definitely matured as a person: I know how to take care of myself and others around me, be more independent; and also made a lot of good friends.
• What do you hope to study at University?
After the IB, I wish to study Management or Marketing at one of the top universities in the UK. I’m also interested in fashion merchandising.
• What is unique about Westbourne?
Westbourne offers an international environment, vibrant, also family-like, friendly and caring.
Because of small-sized classes and an excellent team of staff, each student is well-taken care of, both academically and intellectually.