Відгуки міжнародних студентів про школу Monte Rosa, Швейцарія30.09.17
Під час відвідування школи Monte Rosa Montreux, Switzerland я поспілкувалася з міжнародними студентами і всі вони відповіли на запитання мого інтерв'ю. Інтерв'ю англійською, так як дівчатка були з Аргентини, Швейцарії та Саудівської Аравії. Публікую в оригіналі.
мої співрозмовники:Samira, 18, Switzerland;Tala, 17, Saudi Arabia;Lara, 17, Argentina
Larysa:Why did you choose to study at this school. what it is like to be here.
Samira, 18, Switzerland:I chose this school because it has a limited number of interns, which makes the leaning process muchmore individual. The team is supportive and caring. Furthermore, not all of the Swiss private schoolsoffer the American high school diploma.
I feel very satisfied with my classes.
Tala, 17, Saudi Arabia:I chose to attend Institut Monte Rosa after a friend had decided to study here. Many members ofmy family also attended this school when they were my age. Monte Rosa's setting is very usefulbecause everything is near, airport, trains, etc... it also has a great view of the lake.
We have seven classes a day, which are forty five minutes each. We finish at 3:30 p.m. everyday.On Wednesdays, however we only have four classes in the morning and in the afternoon we dosports or go on excursions
Lara, 17, Argentina:I chose Monte Rosa because I came the year before as a Winter student and I really liked theschool and the people. I also decided to come back to have the American High School diplomaand be with the friends I had made the last year.
Larysa:How do you improve your language skills here in Switzerland.
Samira, 18, Switzerland:Though my English level was already good on arrival it certainly has managed to improve because I mconstantly speaking, reading and learning English. The classes are taught in English so it is importantto have a good level in order to be able to keep up. French, German and Italian courses are possible aswell as Spanish and Chinese on special requests.
Tala, 17, Saudi Arabia:My English has improved greatly, i've done an FCE class which is offered by the school to helpimprove our English. I've done the FCE, BEC, and SAT exams which helped me a lot. I'm studyingEnglish, French, and also thinking about taking Italian classes.
Larysa:What do you study at school and what are your plans for further education.
Samira, 18, Switzerland:After getting my High School Diploma, I will pursue my studies in New York.At this present moment I am not studying any Advanced Placement subjects but I do know it is harderthan the High School Diploma.I will just take the High School Diploma and the SAT test.
Tala, 17, Saudi Arabia:After graduating from Monte Rosa, my plan is to study Counselling at Webster University, Geneva.In year 11, i'm taking Trigonometry, Literature, PSHE (Personal, social health education), History,Chemistry, Business and SAT. However I can take other subjects if I ask for them.I haven't taken any AP classes this year, however, if want to, I can ask the Head of Studies and theywill be arranged.I'm taking the SAT test in June this year.
Lara, 17, Argentina:I plan to go to university, either in Geneva or London or America, but I am not sure whichuniversity yet. NowI study Algebra (trigonometry), English Literature, PSHE (Personal, social, health education),European History, Chemistry, Business and SAT Maths. We also have French, German, FCE,American history, Physics and many other subjects.I have not taken any AP courses, but if I want to, I could ask our Principal for them and wecould have Advanced Placement courses.We will sit the SAT and the SAT subject test in Maths and English.
Larysa:What do you do after classes.
Samira, 18, Switzerland:During winter, we take part in lots of sports but most importantly skiing, which we usually do threetimes per week and is such a great experience that it feels more like a holiday camp than sports activity.
Some of us are also going to participate as actors in a school play, specifically a Mamma Mia musical.
Tala, 17, Saudi Arabia:I am participating in a drama performance of Mama Mia, we are still preparing for it. I alsoparticipate in the end of year fashion show where some students wear traditional clothes andshare information about their country and culture.
Lara, 17, Argentina:After classes we participate in activities like skiing, walking next to the lake, and even practicingfor Mama Mia, a musical we are setting up. During the weekends we go to different places likeVevey or Lausanne. We alsotake weekend trips to places like Zurich and Paris
Larysa:What would recommend you for the families that are looking for boarding school in Switzerland.
Samira, 18, Switzerland:I think it depends on the needs of every family. They should choose whether they are must interestedin the Swiss, French, British or American system or the International Baccalaureate as well as theorientation of the studies (Monte Rosa is more business oriented). It is preferable to visit the schoolsbefore making a decision. The child has to feel at ease in a safe and constructive environment.
Tala, 17, Saudi Arabia:If parents are thinking on sending to their children study in Switzerland, I would highly recommendMonte Rosa.Many people have improved in their studies and their social lives. Monte Rosa offers greateducation and all the students here accept each other like a part of their family.
Lara, 17, Argentina:I advise families that are looking into Swiss boarding schools to focus not only on theacademics, and the extra-curricular activities, but also on whether their son/daughter is goingto have a nice time and like being there.