Life at International Stanborough School was exciting! Of course, I felt nervous at first, but that didn’t last long. I made friends with people from overseas and we shared our everyday lives with each other. I now feel as if this school is actually my home.

As I communicated with students and teachers alike, I’ve been able to improve my English skills. It didn’t happen at the flick of a switch, but I could sense steady progress.

Needless to say, I couldn’t have enjoyed this life at ISS if my friends and teachers hadn’t helped me. I’m really grateful to them. The experience here has been unforgettable; I made memories for a lifetime!

Keima, Kanagawa, Japan

International Stanborough School was the first school in the UK I had the pleasure of attending. From day one, the school’s atmosphere was incredible. Students, teachers and even senior leaders were extremely friendly and very helpful; thanks to this, I was able to overcome the fear of going to a new school. It also helped me to acclimatize and make friends.

Overall, I think all schools should aim to be this friendly, especially to the foreign students with poor English, who might feel lost. I never felt worse off in Stanborough because of my poor English. The experience of studying at this school will stay in my memory forever.

Wiktoria, Jędrzejów, Poland

This is my first time in England and it has been one of the best experiences ever. I remember the first day I arrived at International Stanborough School, I could not understand anything but now I’ve learnt a lot of English. Not only that, I’ve also experienced for the first time what life in a boarding school is like!

I’ve made friends with people from many different countries and I’ve seen a lot of amazing places. I hope I can come back someday because International Stanborough School has given me the best four months of my life; I will never forget this!

Jennifer, Valencia, Spain

I’d never imagined that living abroad for almost four months could be as amazing as I’ve experienced it here. International Stanborough School has not only given me the chance to improve my English, but also to grow as a person. I’ve learnt how live to be by myself in a foreign country and to live with people who have become my family as time has passed. I couldn’t be more grateful. I’m definitely going to miss this school and I’ll cherish every single moment I’ve spent here.

Susana, Madrid, Spain

I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to study at International Stanborough School. I came to this school to improve my English, but I was very worried about taking classes with other students. However, the experience of studying here has not only improved my English; it  made me a stronger person. I am more motivated than ever to continue learning and improving my English!

Kayecee, Tokyo, Japan

Before I came to England, I could not imagine what it would be like to study and live here. Actually, I didn’t want to come to England in the first place, but now I don’t want to leave. I’ve been studying at International Stanborough School for 10 months, and the experience has been simply amazing. Also, my English has improved a lot.

In the beginning, I wasn’t so confident about studying in another country and living far away from my parents, but then I realised that Stanborough became my home and English – my second language. I figured out how exciting life in the boarding school could be and that people cared about you when you had problems. I would like to thank all the teachers, staff and students for making my experience here memorable.

Rafaela, Parana, Brazil

International Stanborough School is my first experience of studying and living in a country other than Spain. When I first arrived here, I was really nervous. Everything was new: living in a boarding school, worships, assemblies, lessons – and all in English! But eventually it became my second home, thanks to my friends. Stanborough School has not just helped me with my English, it helped me grow as a person!

I’ve enjoyed these four months of being an international student at Stanborough School. I would like to say “thank you” to everyone who made it possible.

Joel, Barcelona, Spain

When I came to International Stanborough School, I was really scared. The first week was, indeed, hard and confusing, but after a few days I started to get used to how things work at Stanborough.

I improved my English and was able to do the Cambridge test. The time here was very good and I love the life abroad, including living in a boarding school. All in all, I had a great experience at International Stanborough School!

Amelie, Bayern, Germany

Every experience in International Stanborough School was new for me. So, in the beginning, I was very nervous, feeling like a small fish in a big pond.  But every teacher welcomed me and I felt more comfortable day by day.

The main thing I like about International Stanborough School is that I can make friends from all over the world. I’m pleased to have met such wonderful friends and teachers. Every person I met here made an impact on my life and worldview. I want to treasure every moment in England, because every one of them is amazing. I know for sure that I’ll never forget my wonderful four months at Stanborough!

Hannah, Kagoshima, Japan

This is my second time at International Stanborough School as a Full Immersion student. Well, one only voluntarily repeats an experience if it was good the first time round, right?

International Stanborough School has helped me not only to improve my English, but to be a better version of myself. Here I have made lots of friends from all over the world and improved my English all at the same time. Thank you for becoming my second home!

Maria, Guadalajara, Spain

The five months I have spent at International Stanborough School have been amazing! All the teachers, pupils and staff made me feel at home. Staying far from your family is hard, but with time one finds a family here!

I have stayed at Stanborough for five months and I do not want to leave! My English has improved a lot, but that is not the only thing that improved! I learned about different cultures and made friends. I also experienced just how amazing God is in the everyday life.

I will miss International Stanborough School a lot! Thanks a million!

Ester, Brasilia, Brazil

My experience at International Stanborough School was one of the best experiences in my life. It was hard in the beginning: I’ve never been out of my country before and the idea of being in a totally different place, with different people, culture and habits terrified me. But it didn’t take long to get used to this wonderful school.

International Stanborough School didn’t only teach me English and regular school subjects. This school helped me to develop as a person and I am really grateful for that. All the teachers, staff members, boarding school staff, day and boarding students were friendly, kind, and they made me feel welcome here. I had an exceptional time here and I learned so much.

Lisia, Brasilia, Brazil

I heard about exchange programs and how nice they were, but I was scared to enrol on one of them. Well, all of that changed once I put on my brave hat and came to International Stanborough School. I met people from many countries and made friends. Perfecting your English in England, living with your friends, having new experiences – this is something priceless altogether!

The school, the boarding, teachers and staff, my friends – you have made my exchange program unforgettable. I will miss you all!

Guilherme, São Paulo, Brazil

My experience here at International Stanborough School was amazing. In the very beginning, I felt a bit like a fish out of water, mostly because when I came, the school had already started. However, the students and teachers helped me to feel at home, even though I was not in my country and did not have any relatives here.

I had so many fun classes where I could learn more about English and the culture here in different ways.  It was here that I fell in love with English!

Nicolye, São Paulo, Brazil

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