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Scholarship Student Luiza: 'I can't wait to start this new adventure!'

Our Summer scholarship student Luiza talks about choosing a subject, the benefits of travelling abroad, and looking forward to the summer! Hello, I’m Luiza Fernandes and this summer I will be attending Reach Cambridge’s summer program. Travelling and studying abroad was – and still is – one of my biggest dreams. Being able to reach it is something I can’t even put in words. Exploring the world is the perfect way of learning new things. Being completely connected to another culture is an intellectual, self-enrichment experience.

Choosing a subject

I struggled a little while choosing a course. After reading testimonials from past students, I realized that most of them made their choices based on what they wanted to do at university/college-level, so they can experience a bit of it and be prepared. I thought that was clever, taking in mind that we will be living the “college experience” (one of the greatest things about this program). This will make us ready to face our futures. However, since I’m not totally sure of what I want to do in college, my search was based on something I liked to do; more a hobby than a future profession. After a lot of thinking and research about all of the courses available, I ended up choosing journalism and media which is the one that most fitted with me, as well as based on testimonials. Writing is one of my passions and I hope to improve my writing in English and communication skills, and being in an English-speaking environment will most certainly help me. Besides this, it can probably open my eyes to a future with writing that I never thought about before.

The Reach Cambridge experience

In addition to the academic knowledge that I will gain, the excursions and activities that will able me to enjoy the British culture. Something I’m really looking forward to is the opportunity to know and socialise with people from all around the world with different cultures, beliefs, manners and ways of seeing things than me. I’m really excited and hoping to make the best out of this two-week experience that I’m a hundred percent sure will forever remember. I hope to make new friends, new memories and open doors to different opportunities that maybe will only happen due to this.

Applying to Reach was something I did without thinking twice. Ever since I did it, I’ve been counting the days till summer. I can’t wait to start this new adventure!