Student Stories: Studying in London
Fouziya Mohammed, who studied at our London Central school, tells us about her experience studying and living in London.
As a student from war-torn Libya, studying in the UK was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make. Studying abroad is very overwhelming, especially with the pressure of a heavy language barrier. The staff and the students at St Giles made the transition simple and comfortable, beyond expectation. Learning English as a second language is such a challenging task, especially in a foreign country. The tight-knit community you become a part of at St Giles makes you feel welcome and a part of a family. Very quickly you feel at home, as the principal, office staff and colleges demonstrate a genuine interest and rapport with you right from the very beginning! Since enrolling at St Giles it was not long before I developed and grew comfortable in my English ability. Before enrolling at St Giles, I tried many other colleges; however, no other institution could provide the excellent range of facilities and outstanding quality of teaching I found at St Giles. The department there is very encouraging and provided me with the opportunity to get a work placement. Even after leaving, I still feel that sense of community; I visit from time to time and continue to remain in contact. This just shows my high level of respect and appreciation for everyone and everything that makes St Giles what it is:
AN AMAZING PLACE TO LEARN AND GROW!
Why did you choose to study with St Giles?
I was recommended by friends to study at St Giles. It is definitely one of the best study options to improve your language.
How long did you study at St Giles?
I was at St Giles for approximately one year.
What course did you study?
I studied General English, IELTS, FCE and Business.
Can you give us some examples of what you did in your free time during your course?
Actually, at St Giles you will not have much free time if you follow the activity and the social programme. With friends, the most common social activity is going for coffee and eating out.
Did you make new friends during your stay in London?
Yes, it was the best thing that I have a lot of friends from different places around the world and we are still in touch now.
What was your favourite thing about studying at St Giles?
The staff are highly professional people and very friendly.
Why would you recommend St Giles to your friends?
I would recommend St Giles to everyone who wants to study English seriously and who has to improve their English quickly.