I have a dream

When I was a child I had a dream which was to be an English speaker. I went to many English Schools in Saudi and I studied hard but that wasn’t enough. I had a fear to study abroad and to live without my family. My father told me that it was my choice if I wanted to study English abroad. I thought it was impossible to leave and go.

Mohamed when he first arrived at EC Cape Town

On the 29th of December 2015 I arrived in Cape Town to study English and to reach my dream as well. At that time I had to adapt and make friends because I didn’t know anyone except my host family.

Mohamed and a friend at the EC Cape Town party, just after we moved to our new location.

I made a lot of friends from different countries but I didn’t go out with them because I was with my host family all the time. I spent all my time with them eating, going shopping and even for their family occasions.

Mohamed at home with his host family


Mohamed and his 'brother' in Cape Town


My first and second months weren’t that good because I was shy and I didn’t feel comfortable so I used to stay alone in my room.


One of the popular tourist attractions in Cape Town

During the third and the fourth months I found myself speaking without being afraid to make mistakes. I started being confident, going out with friends, doing some activities at school and visiting new places in the city.

Mohamed exploring Cape Town


Mohamed sightseeing in Cape Town

My host family were shocked at the change. They started thinking that I was becoming a bad boy by going out and coming home late because I didn’t spend much time like how I used to.

Mohamed and his friends at EC Cape Town


Two months later I went back home and six months after that I came back to Cape Town to complete my dream that I had since I was a child. I am proud of myself and what I did so far, the experience, the different cultures and the friends that I have made from all over the world. Even if I didn’t reach my goal yet, I am happy for what I had done.



A perfect sunset in Cape Town

Mohamed started at Elementary level and is completing his Upper Intermediate classes so that he can start his I.E.L.T.S preparation. EC offers a variety of English language classes in South Africa such as the I.E.L.T.S course as well as F.C.E and C.A.E. Contact us today to learn more