Hello! My name is Sheena. I was 14 and just finished 2nd year in secondary school. I have always wanted to study in Japan and last summer I got the chance. Equinox Education Services organised everything from my host family to emergency numbers, the school and more. When I and two other girls arrived, we were collected at the airport, and although our luggage was lost the person who collected us helped buy all necessities. We met up with host families later that day and were given a full itinerary and a local orientation. In general the school days involved going to school with my host sister and joining in with her classes. I enjoyed the PE class the most as I was shown the different types of dance culture and even had classes for Keneo that was fun. I along with the other two girls got to join in in the school’s annual sports day, which was much different to the one’s in Ireland. The host family was great on one of the weekends we went to Kyoto and I got to see the rich Japanese culture. I also made friends with the host sister’s friends and we went shopping and did other fun stuff after school most days. All together, I stayed for two weeks in Japan and had a great time overall and got to learn, have fun and make friends. I would love the opportunity of studying abroad again and would like to thank everyone at Equinox for providing me for an wonderful experience that I will never forget.
Sheena, Kilkenny, Ireland
We contacted Equinox as I needed to learn German during my Summer holidays. As a 16 year old, I was a little bit nervous because I had never been on a language program or travelled on my own before. By the time I made up my mind that I would go, it was the end of July, so I was really impressed when they came back to me with a choice of locations for the end of August at such short notice. Everything was so well organised. There was someone waiting for me at the airport when I arrived and the family I stayed with was lovely. The language school was brilliant and in my spare time I got involved in activities that helped me practice my German. I was made feel very welcome and well looked for the whole trip and I was delighted that I went. I can’t thank Noel and Tomoko highly enough. It was a brilliant experience from start to finish.
Jack Moore, Ireland
Our school has always wanted to study in beautiful Ireland. I contacted Equinox and told them a little about our school and our plan. Equinox arranged a great program for our school in association with a local Irish school. We spent a wonderful 2 weeks in Athy College and stayed with local host families. It was an amazing program and we loved Ireland and the Irish people. Thank you Equinox. We look forward to returning again next year.
Sakae – Teacher from Japan
Equinox Education Services were excellent from start to finish.They found us a choice of summer camps in France last year which we were looking for for our sixteen year old daughter to attend to improve her French and have fun in a safe environment. They took a lot of care to help us decide on a course that suited her ability and interests and personality.It was her first time abroad travelling herself so we were anxious, but Equinox were very reassuring , their expertise and experience ensured all went smoothly. I would recommended Equinox for peace of mind when choosing a language course abroad for teenagers.
Madeline Byrne, Ireland
I had a great time in France. Equinox found the perfect school for me and was on hand to assist me with all aspects of my trip. Whilst my trip was only 3 weeks long, it was a wonderful experience an immersive way of learning French and staying with a local host family.
David – Ireland
I am 20 years old and currently studying business administration in Germany. As part of my studies I was given the opportunity to take an internship abroad. I selected Ireland for my internship country because from an early age I have always wanted to travel to Ireland where the scenery is so beautiful and natural. I spent three weeks working in Ireland and found the country so gorgeous and all people friendly and lovable. On weekends I visited various towns and cities and which were all unique and lovely. Ireland is so multifarious. There are beautiful Cliffs in places such as Howth Galway and the Cliffs of Moher, which contrast so much with modern cities like Dublin. Not forgetting the little Irish Pubs with live music and Guinness, which all made for an unforgettable experience. I enjoyed my time in Ireland and I’m definitely coming back!
Rica Schewnerko - Germany