@Ashwicke_Hall..@SABIS® boarding school in the U.K.!
Stephanie Nakhoul, 12GS: Academic Year 2012-2013
From the very first second I stepped on the soils of this marvelous British hall, I knew that I was going to make memories that I would never forget. @Ashwicke_Hall School, @SABIS® boarding school in the U.K., gave me friends from all around the world, some I still talk to, to this day. There, I learned that it isn’t the place that makes you feel like home, it’s the people.
Aya Hobeika, 11S: AY 2014-2015
Attending boarding school @Ashwicke_Hall School, @SABIS® boarding school in the U.K., really shaped me as a person. I got to experience living away from home, adapting to a new social life, and studying in a very efficient way, that is very different from what I was used to in SABIS-Adma. We were only given an hour to study after school in our dorms, because the way we were taught in class (using tools like research and note-taking) was enough to engage us and allow the information we needed to settle in. Fortunately, studying was rarely stressful and I even managed to raise my average. Living in a community with a really motivated environment pushed me to have a more productive lifestyle. Most importantly, I made valuable friends that I still meet up with nowadays.
Sandra Sakr, 12IP :
Going on a study abroad program @Ashwicke_Hall School, @SABIS® boarding school in the U.K., as a 13 year-old was a new and exciting experience for me. It taught me all about responsibility and independence, qualities that I never imagined acquiring at such a young age. This once in a lifetime experience, helped me gain so many new friends that are of diverse nationalities, which allowed me to be introduced to many different and unique cultures. Now, 4 years later, I still look back and remember what an amazing time I spent in a beautiful country, always wishing I could go back in time and do it all over again.
Rayan Hobeika, 10S: 2015-2016
Going to @Ashwicke_Hall School, @SABIS® boarding school in the U.K., was simply one of the best experiences of my life. It taught me to be independent, how to manage my time, and think outside the box; all of which helped shape me into the person I am today. I truly believe that if you have the chance, you should seize it and study in the UK.
Theresia Nakhoul, 10S:
@Ashwicke_Hall School, @SABIS® boarding school in the U.K.,, once foreign, now a place filled with the most precious of memories. Roommates, once strangers, now lifetime friends. Three months, once insignificant, now a momentous part in my journey to self discovery. Now, looking back at it all, I know for a fact that this experience has had a lasting impact and will always be one of the best times of my school days.
Antoine Bassil, 11S:
In term 3, I went to @Ashwicke_Hall School, @SABIS® boarding school in the U.K., and visited the UK simultaneously which lead to many changes in my life. This experience allowed me to be more responsible and independent. I made new friends from all over the world and learned about other cultures. I got really close to my friends, they became like family to the point where I would sometimes forget to call my own family back home! I also learned that teachers can also be a student’s friend, which changed the way I looked at the teachers in class. All in all, the teachers and the students made the school and the campus a home away from home for me. If I were given the choice to go and stay with my friends back in SIS UK, I would definitely take it.
Abdullah Tabal, 11S:
@Ashwicke_Hall School, @SABIS® boarding school in the U.K., was truly an amazing experience. Deciding to go there will be one of the smartest decisions you will ever make. It allows you to take responsibility for your actions and make many new friends!
Maria Theresa Dina, 10IP: 2016-2017
Going to @Ashwicke_Hall School, @SABIS® boarding school in the U.K., was a life changing experience. Every day was a new adventure that was completely different from my life back home. I’m not going to lie, but at some point, I did get home sick; I even considered coming back. Little did I know, I was embarking on one of the most remarkable journeys of my life. Unexpectedly, around that same period, I met the most affectionate and warm-hearted group of girls who helped me feel like I belonged there and so, any thought I had about coming back vanished, instead I wished to prolong my stay. Not only was everyone so kind, but also the campus was beautiful; the views there and especially the sunsets were mesmerizing. Moreover, we also had the chance to leave campus and explore the country during the several trips we went on. It was hard saying goodbye but I’m very grateful I had the opportunity to meet new people I now share lifetime bonds with. Overall, this experience had a great impact on my confidence and independence.
Nicholas Zgheib, 10S:
Studying abroad @Ashwicke_Hall School, @SABIS® boarding school in the U.K., was one of the most unique and fantastic experiences of my life. It taught me responsibility and discipline. When I first arrived there, I was very home sick, but once I had settled down, I made new friends who made me feel comfortable. I encourage students to go to Bath if they have the chance, for they will truly have a splendid time.
Bader Fayad, 10IP:
In the 8th grade, I was lucky enough to finish off term 3 @Ashwicke_Hall School, @SABIS® boarding school in the U.K.,. Besides the beautiful landscape and location, Bath lived up to its expectations. Firstly it taught us responsibility and independence that stuck with us till this very day, also it was a completely new environment and atmosphere because we got to interact with different people from different cultures. Bath was filled with really fun and unique activities that we weren’t exposed to in Lebanon, and most importantly, it brought my friends and I closer together and reminded us how much we truly love our home no matter where we are.
Antoine Saade, 10S:
Being an 8th grader in another country for three months isn’t easy when you think about it, but for me, it felt like the best three months of my life! As with everything, the new environment and schedule took a little getting used to, but after getting the hang of it, I was not only ecstatic but also at ease; I had made lots of friends with whom I could share this experience. I was thus able to learn a term’s worth of material whilst enjoying myself to the fullest.