EC Students go to the Salinas Rodeo

Students head to the Rodeo in Salinas!

Going to the 105th annual Salinas Rodeo was again filled with lots of fun entertainment and traditional rodeo contests. Aside from the typical bull and calf roping that took skill and a lot of guts from the cowboys (craziness,some would say) there was a family of four very young siblings doing acrobatics  while riding their horse at full speed, as well as world champions vying for a  prized golden belt buckle as the trophy to maneuver and finesse their horses around 3 barrels racing against the clock. As the expected intense sun got to us after three hours (we were prepared with sunblock and hats), we checked out the many cowboy/girl booths carrying everything from buckles to spurs to hats of many kinds–and a petting zoo that had some unsual rabbits, hens, piglets and pygmy goats ready for any child’s lap. The volunteers offered Yukari to come inside and they gave her 5 minutes on her own to  cuddle with the lovely creatures who swarmed her happily. After, we rolled north to Capitola Village and beach to get some sand between our toes (the water was warm), we quickly hit one of the many  coastal restaurants so absent in San Francisco for a bite to eat before returning after a long day ‘in the saddle” on the bus. What a great way to learn English in USA!

Andres has graduated after studying English at San Francisco

Andres from Columbia: “Like being part of a big family.”

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? I chose EC San Francisco because it offered me a lot of new cultural exchange experiences for English, but also for knowing people from all over the world who are interested in technology and tourism. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is the school gave me a feeling of being like part of a big family where everybody can smile and share with others. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? My favorite memory of San Francisco is the fact of having had a lot of friends in 24 weeks while I was here. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? My advice to new students studying English at EC San Francisco would be to enjoy the time and study hard because all the staff is helping you to get your goals. Andres studied at EC San Francisco for several weeks.  Have fun and take English classes in San Francisco!

Alimujiang graduated and studied English in San Francisco

Alimujiang from China: “I have a lot of good memories in SF”

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? I chose EC San Francisco because it has agreement with the University that I’ll go to. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is there are a lot of things make me happy.  My nice classmates, teachers, and all kinds of activities. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? My favorite memory of San Francisco is I have a lot of good memories of EC. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? My advice to new students studying English at EC San Francisco would be to be talkative, don’t be shy! Alimujiang studied at EC San Francisco for several weeks.  Have fun and take English classes in San Francisco!

Biju graduated and studied English in San Francisco

Giulianna Pinhero from Brazil: “All people treated me very well.”

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? I chose EC San Francisco because of the advice of my agent and after research and see the site and information. Also because of localization. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco are the teachers and staff. All people treated me very well during my 6 months here and have always been very attentive and willing to help me. Also, the activities in and out of the school and the monastery. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? My favorite memory of San Francisco is  all the good moments relating with the school and with the people I meet here, very good friends to discovery the city with me and love the special moments together. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? My advice to new students studying English at EC San Francisco would be to enjoy everything as much as possible, the city, the school and the most, the people here. Get to know as much people as possible and talk all for the teacher and staffs. They have much more than English to teach! Biju studied at EC San Francisco for several weeks.  Have fun and take English classes in San Francisco!

Hannah graduated and studied English in San Francisco

Hannah from Germany: “Nice school and good teachers.”

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? I chose EC San Francisco because it is in Downtown and not far away from where I lived. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is the very nice and open-minded people. I found new friends. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? My favorite memory of San Francisco is the Golden Gate Bridge. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? My advice to new students learning English at EC San Francisco would be nice school and good teachers! Hannah studied at EC San Francisco for several weeks.  Have fun and take English classes in San Francisco!

Qusai graduated and studied English in San Francisco

Qusi from Saudi Arabia: “Make new friends!”

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? I chose EC San Francisco because I heard about it from a friend. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is making new friends. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? My favorite memory of San Francisco is 4th of July. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? My advice to new students studying English at EC San Francisco would be to practice, make new friends and be on time. Qusi studied at EC San Francisco for several weeks.  Have fun and take English classes in San Francisco!

Ziyou has graduated from studying English at San Francisco

Zoyue from China: “My favorite thing was Activities.”

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? I chose EC San Francisco because of website searching. I like the website style and that tells me EC could be a good school. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is the activities at the school. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? My favorite memory of San Francisco is having been in Oakland baseball game. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? My advice to new students learning English at EC San Francisco would be to take more clothes from your country. Zoyue studies English in San Francisco at EC San Francisco for several weeks.  Have fun and takes English classes in San Francisco!

Christoph has graduated from studying English at San Francisco

Christoph Struuck from Germany: “Nice atmosphere in the school.”

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? I chose EC San Francisco because of recommendation from my agency and in the internet. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is the Hood Walks and nice atmosphere in the school. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? My favorite memory of San Francisco is Land’s End. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? My advice to new students learning English at EC San Francisco would be to enjoy. Christoph studies English in San Francisco at EC San Francisco for several weeks.  Have fun and take English classes in San Francisco!

Juan Carlos graduates from EC San Francisco

Juan Carlos from Colombia: “Classrooms have alot of technology.”

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? I chose EC San Francisco because it was the best option for me. My agent in Colombia advice me the school. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is the staff. I mean Lina, Kaiser and Ryan. They was pretty good with me, also the classrooms has a lot of technology. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? My favorite memory of San Francisco is everything. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? My advice to new students studying English at EC San Francisco would be practice a lot speaking, meet people and join the activities of the school. Juan Carlos studied at EC San Francisco for several weeks.  Have fun and take English classes in San Francisco!

Antonin graduates from EC San Francisco

Antonin from Czech: “Everyone is friendly and helpful.”

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? I chose EC San Francisco because I’ve read some great reviews and also price was good. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is it was great to meet some new people. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? My favorite memory of San Francisco is peanut butter. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? My advice to new students learning English at EC San Francisco would be “don’t be afraid”. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Antonin studied at EC San Francisco for several weeks.  Have fun and take English classes in San Francisco!