For three months I have been in the best city to live in: Bristol. There you can walk on the Clifton Suspension Bridge spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge. I enjoyed every single day in EC Bristol. All of the team is friendly. I improved my English a lot with various tasks: looking after students, being the activity’s leader and supporting my colleagues. Thank you!
When you think about Bristol the first thing that comes into your mind is the Clifton Suspension Bridge, it is as symbolic as the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Statue of Liberty in NY. So, how to leave the city without visiting this must-see?! In fact, this could be the perfect plan on a Sunday morning. First of all, make sure you choose a sunny day to enjoy the landscape to the fullest and then try to convince a group of friends to make your excursion more entertaining. This place is located on the outskirts of the city, just 10 minutes by bus from the centre and around 30 if you choose to go there on foot. The environment is really nice, in the middle of the nature, and once there, up on the bridge when you look down, the views are breathtaking. There is also a restaurant nearby, “White Lion”; from its terrace you can contemplate the landscape while eating a Sunday roast, one of the most typical meals in England. After lunch you can have a walk around Clifton village, which has some nice shops, cafes and interesting buildings like the Royal York Crescent. If you wish to improve your English in an English-speaking country and have fun at the same time, check out our EC Bristol website.
Mariana Carvalho comes straight from Brazil. She chose the city of Bristol to study and improve her English. Read below her great feedback about her experience in Bristol. I’ve been on Bristol for almost two months now and all I can say is that it has been a fantastic experience. The school, the people, my host family and all the great places nearby that I have visited already. The difference between learning English in your own country or in an English speaking one is huge. You can learn all day, not only at school and you’ll be able to learn more about yourself, changing into someone more confident and responsible by being far away from home. When it comes to school, I can highly recommend EC, not only because of the learning itself, that is great by the way, but also because of the trips to many different places where you can go in a big group and have a great time with all of them. The latest trip was to Manchester and Liverpool, it couldn’t have been better. We all had a great time on the streets, at the tourist spots, museums and at Old Trafford, obviously. All I can say now is that there will be difficult moments in your day to day life. You’ll miss your family and friends but after a while it gets better. Enjoy your stay because some of your best memories can be made during your time abroad. Find out more about English courses in Bristol!
Diego Meschini, who can speak French, German and English amazingly well, is currently studying at EC Bristol and would like to express his feelings about EC Bristol school. At the beginning I was just sure about the fact that I wanted to improve my English in the UK. Some friends of mine told me that Bristol is a lively city and after having been living here for 2 months I can’t agree more with that definition! Not only the city itself is really enjoyable, but also the school is interesting and really useful. The fact that lessons start at 9 o’clock and finish at 14:30 allow to participate at plenty of activities and trust me when I say that this is the best way to apply what you learn in the classroom. Now I’m in the CAE class and every time I learn something new, the teachers are following me in every moment and if I don’t understand something I just have to ask, for a precise answer. Of course there are homework to do and tests to pass, but as always, if you follow the rules everything is possible. In conclusion, I want to mention the most important thing, the ambience in the school is unbelievably fantastic and the staff is always interested about the fact that in the accommodation everything is fine. They provide a solution for every issue (if there’s one). Every day I’m in contact with other students and I have the opportunity to learn about their countries and habits, we go out together and every day is a good day to share new experiences. Would you like to study English abroad? Why don’t you have a look at our EC website.