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Vannakhone

Student at ORA's Oxford Summer School, 2019

  • Course type

    Course: IELTS Preparation

  • Location

    From: Laos

  • Age

    Age: 16 years old

Highlights from Vannakhone’s experience

  • Furthered his dreams of studying at a UK university in the future
  • Enjoyed learning about new cultures
  • Made lots of friends

“I gained so much knowledge and experience from this trip; it showed me things that are totally different to my home country. Now I’m very interested in studying at a UK university in the future.”

This summer is the best of my summer ever, I got an opportunity to spend two weeks studying in Oxford with ORA. My name is Vannakhone, I am 16 years old and I am from Laos. I was so impressed and amazed, because I really love the UK – the weather, the buildings and the people, everything is great.

I went to Balliol college to register with ORA and then got to see my accommodation, it was a large and beautiful room. I took the IELTS preparation course, because I need to have a good score for IELTS if I want to attend university in the UK or the USA in the next few years. We had a very good teacher – he was so funny and he never let the class get boring, but he also supported the students with everything. I received so many good things from him and my course was very helpful, everything we studied we will use in the future. There were so many convenient stores near the place where I was staying, so it was very easy to find food and things from the supermarket. I met many friends from many countries, and we shared and exchanged our knowledge and culture. Everybody was very active with their studies and activities, for example; we won the Olympiad sports competition with another college and our students won the stock market activity.

ORA’s staff were so nice and friendly, they always took care of us. We had extra activities every day and all of the activities I joined were excellent. My favourite trip was when we went to London, that was my first time and everything in London was very impressive for me. My friends and I went shopping on the high street. After that we went to the theater and watched The Comedy About A Bank Robbery – the performance was perfect. I really love London, even though I was only there for a half-day.

I gained so much knowledge and experience from this trip, it showed me things that are totally different if I compared it to my home country. So that made me very interested in studying in the UK. So, I’m working hard and I am still continuing to improve my skills and my abilities as much as I can.

 

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