Welcome to Miami! – From Taiwan

Our Taiwanese students at EC Miami always seem to be smiling, especially our student Sunny who just left us last week. We were sad to see him go but he will continue studying at EC Los Angeles. To find out what’s happening at EC in LA, click here. Before he left, Sunny wrote a letter to new students welcoming them to EC Miami. Keep reading to see what advice he had for new students. “Welcome to Miami! When we talk about Miami almost everyone would say beaches and sunshine. Besides, there are several advices from my life in Miami. First, if you like to drink, you must be over 21. If you are under 21, the shops can’t sell liquors to you. Second, in additional to enjoy the beach, you have to do homework and hand it in on time. If you want to improve your English, you should do that every time. Last, if you don’t want to sunburn during the vacation, you must put sunscreen during the vacation, you must put sunscreen even you just walk on the street! Because every day in Miami is a sunny day! I hope you have a wonderful vacation and enjoy everyday! -Sunny”

Tips to Avoid Getting Sunburnt

This weekend we finally had some clear, sunny days that were great for the beach! We know that everyone who comes to Miami Beach loves to tan and relax on the beach, but it seems like many of our EC Miami students come to class with burns instead of tans. Follow the tips below to ensure that you keep your skin healthy and burn-free. 1)      Always wear sunscreen. This is especially important on your face because it is a very sensitive area. A common SPF sunscreen is 15 SPF, but you are welcome to choose a higher one. If you plan to go in the ocean or a pool, make sure to buy waterproof sunscreen. The most common body parts to burn are your nose, ears, feet, and shoulders, so ensure that you put enough sunscreen on these locations. 2)      Put on more sunscreen. If you are on the beach all day, your sunscreen eventually wears off*. If you have very fair and light skin, you should always re-apply the sunscreen every few hours. 3)      Don’t forget to turn over. If you are tanning on the beach, you don’t want to have a strange sunburn/tan. Try to lie on your back for about 15 minutes and then your front. Make sure that you have also evenly spread the sunscreen. 4)      Choose your time on the beach carefully. It is a good idea to take breaks from the sun and go grab lunch or a drink. The hottest time of day for the sun is in the afternoon (from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., so try to come to the beach in the late afternoon/early evening for less strong sun. 5)      Don’t think that cloudy days mean no sun. Even on cloudy days, there is still sun and many people get worse burns … Read more