There are many international students at my school so I have friends from all over the world. Everybody is very friendly and even though the first days everybody is kind of shy, after a little while you start making lots of friends. It’s very important to have a good relation since you live with them at the dorms.
We oftenly go to the movies since the school arranges all kind of activities during the weekends and drive you anywhere you want to go if you gather a small group of friends to join. It can be to the movies, the mall, restaurants or trips to the beach, about 15 minutes from the school.
My favourite is of course Deerfield beach since there is always young people and lots of things to do like surfing, playing volleyball , going to restaurants and shopping at the stores.
Regarding sports, this season I have joined the cheerleader squad and I love it. Joining sports and clubs is one of the best ways to make friends and get involved with the school. We always cheer at every game and the crowd loves it.
One the American traditions I liked the most is the Honor Pining Day, since that day every new student receives a school pin and there is even a ceremony at the chapel. For those days everybody is dressed up.
Also, every single year, each sport team celebrates a ceremony in honor of the Senior students (12th grade students graduating that year) at the Senior Night party.
Another weekend activity I love to do is visiting the Wynwood Walls, an urban art gallery located in downton Miami. The school arranged a field trip there where we spent the day enjoying the city, which I love.
About the classes, we always have 10 minute periods between them which are great to catch up with friends and see how they are doing academically.
Other American tradtion I also loved was the Homecoming week. Every day there is a new theme and you have to dress in a certain way. We where the Jungle Juniors and being part of the Pep Rally is also a lot of fun since you meet a lot of new people.
We have just finished playing the last two games of the season and now it’s time to start a new one and choose a different sport!
Teresa, 11th grade internados en Estados Unidos, Florida.
At the following link you will find all the details of the program of boarding schools in the United States: https://www.internationalacademicprograms.es/en/usa-boarding/