Rebecca Elliot – Bridge House School in South Africa
Rebecca leaves South Africa
As I sit in the London airport, waiting to board my last flight to America, I can’t stop crying as I think of all my friends I am leaving in South Africa. But I also am so grateful that I had this experience and that I’m crying so much as I leave what became my second home. I will never forget all the laughs, people, food, and various adventures I encountered and I sincerely hope I can return to the beautiful country of South Africa.
At the end of my exchange, I can say that I have been changed forever and I am proud of whom I’ve become. I see the world in different ways. I hope everyone has a chance to spend time overseas, because it is the best decision I ever made.
Rebecca’s first post from South Africa
South Africa has been such an amazing experience! I’m over halfway through my exchange here and wish I could stay forever. Highlights include bungee jumping off the world’s highest bridge, attending an arts festival, drinking loads of good tea, and going on a safari in Kruger National Park.
I’m attending Bridge House School in Paarl, which is near Cape Town. Bridge House is very different from Athenian. Uniforms, calling teachers Ma’am and Sir (or Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss), different classes and class schedule, and almost anything else you could think of, makes Bridge House almost the exact opposite of Athenian. But I love it just as much! Everyone is super friendly and welcoming, and uniforms aren’t that bad. Having the time of my life! Cheers!