Beatriz Francés Aura (Alcoi, Alicante)

I have spent a school year in Ireland. At the end of August, I went to have a new experience. The first weeks were so hard because I was meeting new people, I didn’t understand the language so well, despite having attended English classes for so many years, and I was also alone in a foreign country, but, I have the support of Richie, Claire and my Irish family.

After a while, I got used to Ireland, I started to make friends, participate in school activities and I started to feel good. However, it wasn’t until after Christmas that I started to feel practically Irish.

After 9 months, I can see a big change in myself. My English has improved a lot and now I can speak the language fluently and I have made friends for life.

Now, back home, I am sad but at the same time happy because I have had the best experience of my life that I could never have dreamed of.

Finally, I have to say that I will never forget anything about my Irish experience, nor the people with whom I have shared my time with there.

As well, I would like to say thanks to ELP Ireland because without them I couldn’t have had an experience like this, as they have supported me in at every moment.