Finally, my school started this month! I’m so excited for my new year now. I’m doing mathematics, chemistry and biology as A level subjects, sometimes it’s hard for me because I’m learning something I’ve never done and also I still need to practice my English. It’s tougher than last year, but I’m really motivated…
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  Hi My name is Asako, I’m from Japan.  My hobby is playing badminton. I’ve been playing it for 5 years.  I’m planing to play it in England as well. Since I’m an active person, I want to share my fun experiences through this blog:) Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of my family, but…
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I still remember I arrived in Ireland on the sixth of January,2017, at half six in the morning. My first impression of this country is that this is a peace and quiet place. A small beautiful airport, few people walking around, slightly raining. I held my suitcases and kept walking, my host mum was waiting…
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This is a blog without many tempting and appealing photographs as I didn’t really do many things or go anywhere apart from studying for my mock exams. January is quite a busy month, everyone is talking about the mock, study and stress all the time. My life this month is pretty much the same everyday:…
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This is an especially special month for me. First of all, I had a great midterm break, without a single bit study after the mock, so I feel fresh and ready now. The school is still as entertaining and as busy as usual, especially after the mock. I had a full two-day French oral revision…
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I can’t believe how time has gone! My leaving certificate Exam is within a week. May is an unforgettable month for me, it is also really complicated, there’s happy moments, sad moments and mostly stressed moments. We had our Spirit Day on May 17th (I can clearly remember the date because it is also my…
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  This is a quite complicated month for me. It’s almost all about study and pressure. My leaving cert exams started on the Wednesday, June 5th. The first exam was English paper 1. It went quite well. The paper wasn’t too hard, and I finished it on time. English paper 2 was difficult, however, I’m…
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Today I complete 1 month since I arrived in Brighton, it went so fast I didn’t even realised it! On my last day in Brazil I was terrified of leaving my comfort zone, and now I realised it was the best thing I ever did. When I arrived in England I met another exchange student…
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It’s already November! Time has passed so quickly that I didn’t even realise it. Around a month ago I met my student advisor in a cafe to talk. She helped me figure out what was bothering me and find the best solution. She helped me find another family that fits more with the kind of…
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  “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…
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