Anna Barbieri is studying the IELTS Course in Cambridge. Here she talks about her experience at EC Cambridge.
Today I’m going to talk about the friends whom I met in Cambridge and how, thanks to them, my experience here has become one of the most important and wonderful in my life.
I must admit that when I first came wasn’t so easy, especially if the reason of your trip was to escape from your problems. At the beginning I wasn’t open at all and I remembered my first months as a nightmare. After becoming more confident with the language and with the English habits all of a sudden everything changed and for that I have to thank all of my friends, who opening to each other they made me stop thinking about the bad things and the awkwardness of the first time.
Becoming friends with those amazing people opened to me not only the possibility to travel across countries and see the beauty that the world has to offer, but also to abandon every entrenched prejudice due to the differences of the races. For that reason, EC school has played a significant role giving to all of these students the opportunity to stay together as a group of people who just enjoy spending time together even without doing anything.
Nothing can buy the happiness and the carefreeness of a group of people that stay together in an environment just with the wish of learning. Thinking about all of this, it just reminded me of a quote from a movie that claims: … it’s hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the world.
Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst… And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life. This is to say that is not important how much effort you will do, the important thing is make it worth it and despite all the differences due to the different religions, languages and characters, the most incredible thing is understand how much we are similar to each other.