EF Academy Torbay - Review #1

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EF Academy Torbay
5

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School: 2018-2020
Sports and Activities:We had various key activities which the school would organize for us students, from art to maths, to more physical such as football, dance, cooking and cross fit or also more intellectual such as chess.
College Enrolled:Gap Year
Home Town, State: Milan

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
My school was international. This didn’t certainly make it unique, however relative to other boarding school who say the same EF was truly a community of respect and love for everyone no matter their race or skin color. No one could ever feel left out.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I have definitely changed and brown as a person, there were certain values which I didn’t give importance as I should before, I learnt a lot. The people there became my family, I was a very shy and closed person, there I learnt how important it is to show love to everyone and be yourself always without fear of being judged. I had a lot of friends, I must say I knew everyone. You could count on anyone there.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
When I first arrived to the school, I was a very closed person and didn’t open myself to the experience at first. What I would do differently is give my 100% from the beginning, which I suggest every kid going to boarding school. I suggest an open mind, positive mind and you will be able to be your best self.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I like a lot of things; the teachers passionate about what they taught, the loved community, the culture which reward hard work, the resources they had.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I suggest that everyone visit EF Academy. At first I wasn’t really prone to this experience, but I would have never made it in any other kind of boarding school. The ambient is great, it made feel at home and the people I met there changed my life.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Academics were challenging, but the teachers never failed in helping me in countless ways in achieving a higher grade. In need of help, they would always spare their time to help. Every teacher who taught me was great, to be who eat there were two who caught my attentions mostly as they were brilliant as they everything about the topic they taught and were truly passionate about it.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The athletic program wasn’t only for athletes but every student in the school. The object of the school was that every student would participate to at least one sport, as they saw it as a more educational thing. The school cared about our state of mind and health beyond everything.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I participate in the visual art program, including fine art - painting, photography, sculpture, graphic design.. My art class was where I could express myself best, I enjoyed creating a portfolio, especially as there was a great teacher by my side.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There were many extra-curricular activities however there wasn’t a diversity of extracurricular opportunities available, there were a few clubs, the athletic activities and some art classes. They did incentives us in volunteering courses; they were very prone in organizing charities or help them.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The dorm was very spacious, not the biggest of the rooms, but there was everything you needed: bed, desk, wardrobe and a toilet of yours. The dorms went from a. Singular to 3 persons a room. The common areas were very spacious, a big dining room, two communicating study rooms and a sort of playroom where you had a foosball table and tv with PlayStation or/and x-box.Every evening after dinner of the week, a teacher would come to the dorm to help the student with whatever school wise help they needed.Something I really appreciated is that you had late night food access, the parents would buy you any snack you desired.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The dining area is very spacious in school. The food is optimal, every day you have an extreme diversity of food. There are two queues; one for salads and sandwiches (cold) and the other one for more protein, pasta, rice and cooked vegetables.The dining area was always clean and there has never been any kind of problem related to hygiene.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Coming from Milan, the town life there was quit silent and not as eventful. However, it was really sweet and calm, full of little bars and shops. I loved the walks at the harbour and going to the beach whereas in Milan there is no sea, which was pretty great.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The social life was good. Everyone was friendly with everyone. After school we would go out with our friends to perhaps a bar, the casino, or just for a walk. There was a kinda strict curfew during the week, but during the weekend they prolonged it. Having had the possibility to be in dorm, you would anyways be able to hang out with your girlfriends during the week and gossip until late.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
7:45 AMalarm
8:30 AMschool
4:15 PMend
4:30 PMgym or other activity
5:45 PMbar
6:30 PMresidence to eat
7:30 PMstudy time until 9:30
9:30 PMsnack
11:00 PMsleep
Weekend
10:00 AMAlarm
10:15 AMbreakfast
11:15 AMshower
12:30 PMgo for a walk with my friends
1:00 PMlunch
2:00 PMbeach or harbour
4:00 PMbar or other
6:30 PMdinner
8:00 AMharbour
10:00 PMcurfew
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