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Jade, Dublin, Irlande

lundi 10 mai 2021

My name is Jade, I’m French, and I’m going to tell you about my first trip alone at 16 years old thanks to CES.

After many months of preparation, I decided to go to Dublin in Ireland for 2 weeks. I took the plane at the Saint-Exupéry airport in Lyon then I landed at the Dublin airport after 1h30 of flight. Upon arrival, a taxi was waiting for me and dropped me off at my host family’s house.

So, I met my family who was very nice. I shared my room with a girl of Italian origin, Gaïa, who also went with CES. That afternoon, as she had arrived a few weeks before, we went to see the surroundings. Indeed, the house was a few steps away from Phoenix Park in which is located the Dublin Zoo, the Wellington Testimonial and the Aras an Uachtarain (the president’s residence).

During my stay I was able to learn academically speaking thanks to the classes that were held every morning from 9am to 1pm, but I also discovered new cultures. Indeed, I was not only immersed in the Irish culture, but also through my numerous meetings with classmates or people I met during my stay, I was able to discover people of different origins such as Italians, Brazilians, Koreans, Belgians...

Thanks to this, I made a lot of progress in English since it was our only common language to communicate. It was a real challenge for me as I didn’t dare to speak English in public but after a day spent there the fear disappeared, everyone is there to learn and no one judges !

There are many activities to do, I was able to visit museums, gardens, the port of House Harbour, as well as different beaches, the Dublin Zoo, and the city center of Dublin which is very lively !

This stay enriched me enormously, both in terms of my English and in human terms. There is nothing better than going to an English-speaking country to improve your English ! This experience made me grow and allowed me to improve my English enough to enter a business school after my baccalaureate where I was able to join a program where the courses are 100% in English.
I would like to thank CES for the follow-up, as well as Mr. Mitchell who was very present in all my steps !