A weekend away from Bristol – by Lena

Studying or working abroad always includes making new experiences, discovering unknown places and getting to know loads of new people. Discovering unknown places is one of my favourite things to do. During my internship in EC Bristol some friends and I decided to go to Durdle Door. We rented a car with EC and started our trip on early Saturday morning. Two and a half hours later we finally arrived! With its massive rock arch Durdle Door is a world famous geological wonder. It’s set right on the Jurassic Coast between Swanage and Weymouth, just along the coast path from Lulworth Cove. We spent almost the whole day on the beach, walking along the coast and simply enjoying the countryside. It was the first time after a few years that I have been at the seaside and I just loved it. You just have to drive for two hours and it’s like being in a different ‘world’. We’ve just been there for a couple of hours but it felt like I’ve been on holiday! After a long and exhausting day we went back to the city centre of Bristol. It was almost the same feeling than when you’ve been on a holiday with your parents and you swum in the sea all day, running up and down the coast and just enjoying your free time.   I would highly recommend you to rent a car for one weekend and to discover places you haven’t been before, like the so-called Jurassic Coast!

Ozgur shares his first impressions about EC Bristol!

Ozgur Turhan, who comes from Turkey, is currently studying at EC Bristol for three months and would like to share his opinion. I decided to improve my English because it is really important for my job. So I decided to go to the UK because I always wanted to get to know more about the British culture and people. I just came here two weeks ago therefore I can’t really say how much I improved my English but I can feel that I’m on the right track. One of my favourite things to do while I’m staying at EC Bristol is to travel to other cities. International students are generally also interested in discovering other parts of the UK. and doing so with the school is the easiest way. I just got to know three teachers so far but from what I can say now I think they are the best teachers. They are always very kind and have a good sense of humour. I’m staying at King Square Residence and I met a lot of new friends from all over the world. People that I’ve met come from Spain, France or Switzerland. I really like it!

Lena speaks about the Harry Potter studios!

My mates and I all met on Sunday to drive to Watford in order to discover the magic world of Harry Potter! Thanks to EC Bristol we rented a car with Hertz and were all ready for our little adventure.   If you are a fan of the books or movies you should really go to the Warner Bros Studio Tour London. I felt like a child again! The tour through the studios was awesome. The team behind Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter wanted to preserve and showcase these iconic props, costumes and sets so that Harry Potter fans could experience the magic of film making first-hand. You could even walk through the great hall where all the students eat together. All the eight films were produced in there and it’s filled with original sets, animatronics creatures and breathtaking special effects.  

‘Fabulous trip to the Southwest of England’ writes Antoine

We had a fabulous trip to the Southwest! With my friends we decided to rent a car for a weekend and so we ask for help to the EC Bristol team. We got a Hyundai from Hertz car company and left Bristol on Saturday morning. At the beginning we were a bit scared to drive on the other side of the road but we managed very well and had a very good laugh. When we arrived at our destination we discovered a scenic landscape. The coast is magnificent.   The rock is very high and you can sit on the grass to enjoy the sight. We decided to eat our picnic at the top of the rock and after that we swam in the beautiful & cold sea. In the evening we decided to watch the sunset from the top of Glastonbury Tor. We didn’t see the moon because there was too many clouds in the sky but we assisted to a wonderful sunset!

EC Bristol Pre-Intermediate’s Comic Strips

Caroline’s Pre-Intermediate class at EC have made some comic strips and would like to share them. The one below was created by students Maria from Mexico and Taher from Saudi Arabia. Here’s another amazing comic strip created by Sang Hun from South Korea, Juliana from Mexico and Najat from Libya.   If you wish to get more information about our English courses, go to our EC Bristol’s website.