ECS Alumni page

 

The following comments about the benefits of attending ECS are made by people who have attended during the past 30+ years.

If you would like to share you experience of attending ECS and re-establish contact with other ex pupils, or update your entry, please use this form.

Christiana Karagiorgi

in Greece

"I'm in my third year of History at University College London. I will never forget how carefree I was those 5 summers at Port Regis. I still talk to wonderful people and my English improved significantly."

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Port Regis

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Caroline Sundin

in Sweden

"I'm studying a master degree in engineering with focus on environmental engineering and sustainable infrastructure at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. At ECS I made friends for life, learnt English, grew as a person, got to learn about other cultures, got to travel and more."

2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008

Windermere, Rose Hill, Sibford

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Daniel Utsch

in Germany

"I am working as a business consultant. I don't have an office as I travel to our clients in all parts of the world. I mainly see production plants, airports and hotels. I benefitted in many ways from ECS, for example my English skills are of great use when working abroad. I got a very good sense of independence from going abroad for short periods of time as a minor and most of all I know that foreign people enrich my life."

1998, 1999

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Hadar Lieberman

in Israel

"I'm studying Science of Soil and Water in the Agriculture Campus of Hebrew University and working in a Search Engine Optimization company. Meeting people from all around the world really opens up your mind to people different than you who grew up from various backgrounds having beliefs that differ greatly than yours, tolerance and acceptance are my lessons from ECS."

2004, 2005

Windermere

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Beatrice Jurskyte

in Eire

"I'm working as an Account Strategist at Google, helping hundreds of UK businesses grow and succeed with advertising. ECS broadened my cross-cultural mindset and helped me in becoming the open-minded person I am now."

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Rose Hill, Sibford, Port Regis

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Elena Gaita

in Belgium

"I am currently working for an international human rights NGO in Brussels as a political advocacy officer towards the EU institutions. Thanks to ECS I got in contact with people from many different countries and cultures. It's not only about learning English, but about acquiring tolerance, respect and interest for diversity without even realising it."

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Lillesden, Rannoch

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Dominic Etchells

in France

"I'm currently DJ-ing 8 times a week in french clubs and bars in the mountains and snowboarding every day."

1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014!

All centres!

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Didem Chaglar

in UK

"After ECS I finished my schooling and moved to England permanently. I now work as a nanny during the day and karate instructor in the evenings and weekends. And I still take a lot of photos and travel whenever I can. I gained so much confidence during my stay which helped in all aspects of my life. And of course the amazing tutors who were great at teaching and helped with my language skills."

1991

Lockleys (Sherrardswood)

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Eduardo Urgesi

in Italy

"I am currently attending the sixth form of an English High School (year 13) after have moved to the UK to improve my course of study. Also applying to Oxford University and London for a degree in Medicine. At ECS I learnt how to adapt in a different country, how to completely rely on myself; and I significantly improved my knowledge of the english language."

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

UK

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Fabiola Mordeglia

in Italy

"I'm working in the tourism field, as a project manager with an Italian incoming tour operator. English is just one of the thousand things I've learned at ECS: I've learned to be independent, to take care of myself, to make new friends (and for a shy little girl it was really tough), to be open to other cultures, to be curious about the world and how it works in other countries … as well as making the bed every morning, taking a plane by my own, preparing a suitcase and ironing my clothes before leaving."

1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

Sherrardswood, Lillesden

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Veronica Di Dato

in Sweden

"I'm currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English literature and linguistics at Malmö University in Sweden. At ECS I gained a lot of new friends, as well as experiences that I still value today. Most of all it was the new friendships though, because I still keep in contact with many of them."

2009, 2010

Sweden

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Anders Warrer

in UK

"I now live in London, working in communications for a recycling company. Being the only Dane there, it gave my English a massive boost which I use to this day working in London with a broad range of international colleagues."

Gloucestershire

Rannoch

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Pimpattra Woraumponkul

in Thailand

"I'm currently studying Economics at the St-Louis University of Brussels. ECS improved my English skills and helped me through the years."

2008, 2009, 2010

Port Regis

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Jeanne Alberty

in Wales, UK

"I'm now in Wales studying business. I used to be a very shy person but became significantly more confident thanks to the ECS staff and amazing teenagers with whom I'm glad I've spent these three summers."

2009, 2010, 2011

Sibford, Port Regis

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Yakov Sapozhnikov

in Israel

"I moved to Israel from Russia, to finish school and to get international school-leaving certificate. ECS was a time full of fun, friendship and learning. I learned how to contact with people from all over the world. I learned their culture, and a lot of new information about them. And, surely, I met new friends!"

2011, 2012, 2013

Port Regis

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Aleksandra Karewicz

in Poland

"I met a lot of amazing people from all around the world, and even though we don't always keep in touch I know that wherever I go, I have a friend that I can visit and good memories to share."

2009, 201, 2011

Sibford, Port Regis

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Dimitris Dardamanis

in Belgium

"I am a general surgeon specialised in abdominal digestive and baritric surgery, currently working in Belgium. At ECS I got familiar with English language and culture, made international friends and opened my horizons outside my family and country."

1988

The Old Ride

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Shahd Abdel Gawad

in Egypt

"Next June I will be finishing my bachelor in digital media engineering. I am engaged to my best friend. ECS taught me how to depend on myself and survive without my parents, how to adapt to new places and different people - and that there is no age limit for travelling!"

2003

Normancourt

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Angela Zhang

in USA

"I'm studying abroad in the USA now. At ECS it was amazing to build connections which will last a life time with people of different nationalities and backgrounds. I decided to go abroad to study after going to ECS. It helped me to shape my perspective of the world and my future."

2012, 2013

Normancourt, Port Regis

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Caroline Foster

in Canada

"Now I teach nursing at a University here in Canada. At ECS I met girls from all over the world. And the food was fantastic. I only went for one year so it was all such a new experience for me. I learnt about British History, and Anglicanism. I made friends, some of whom I stayed in contact with. I learnt about another way of life."

1998

Lillesden

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Basma Al-Yahya

in USA

"I am a product Manager at Sephora HQ working on their mobile app and mobile web. At ECS I met amazing people from all over the world some of which I'm still in touch with."

Rannoch, Windermere

2002. 2003

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Runa Eide

in Norway

"I'm currently studying nursing at Oslo College of Applied Science. At ECS I made a lot of new friends and learned about other cultures. Great teachers, and lots of fun activities. I'm still in contact with many of my friends abroad today, even after so many years. Improved my english a lot, and surprised everyone at home when I got back. They never expected such an improvement."

2008

Port Regis

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Marina Andujar Garcia

in Spain

"I'm currently at university. I met such wonderful people at ECS. I Improved my English level and had a good experience that I will remember my whole life."

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Spain

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Clara Hamelin

in France

"I'm currently in an advertising and communication school. ECS helped me to improve my English and to learn about different cultures."

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Windermere, Sibford

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Eveline de Bruijn

in USA

"I currently work for The United Nations. At ECS I made friends from all over the world. I benefitted from young exposure to different cultures."

1998

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Arturo Rodríguez Lopez

in Spain

"I'm currently studying Architecture in Tunghai University (Madrid) and CEU San Pablo (Madrid). At ECS I learned a lot of English and it helped me to make really good relationships and open my mind to other countries' cultures."

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Windermere, Sibford

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Patricija Jurskyte

in Lithuania

"Every minute spent at ECS was amazing. I improved my english language and knowledge as well as making many new friends, who i even contact these days. "

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Port Regis

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Madalena Costa

in Portugal

"I made friends around the world and learned a lot about other people's cultures and language. Some of them I still talk to once in a while."

2010, 2012, 2013

Port Regis

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Joana Maria S B Miranda Coelho

in Portugal

"Right now I'm taking my bachelors degree in Economics at Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisbon, Portugal) (just finished my second year) and I intend to take my masters afterwards. At ECS I loved the cooking classes with Sarah, the film classes with James, the casino night, the dancing nights...It was a very fulfilling experience for me. By being in contact with so many different people from so many different places, I became more communicative and open minded. I still talk to some people that I met that summer and it is amazing to remember all we've been through."

2012

Sibford

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Albert Jasansky

in Czech Republic

"I currently study at the English College in Prague, where I have started my International Baccalaureate. The whole experience of ECS is an amazing memory. I found friends for life, who I now try to meet annually, learned perfect English from great people and had the time of my life."

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Sibford, Port Regis

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Filipa Luz

in Czech Republic

"Currently I'm studying medicine in the Czech Republic. At ECS I had the chance to meet people from a lot of different nationalities, make new friends, practice my favorite sports and all of this while learning english! It turned me into a much more social person."

2008, 2009

Sibford

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Luca Lobjanidze

in UK

"Troublesome Luca Lobjanidze somehow ended up in university and is currently studying at University College London. So many memories of ECS, it's incredible, always spending time in Sarah's office in rose hill, the flag game out in the big field, that was cool; the lightening tree I remember. I don't know Rose Hill had something magical to it. Oh and I guess enough time passed now, when the alarm went off at Rose Hill the last day in 2004? It was me and Dominic but he had promised he would take the blame himself if we were caught so I didn't say anything, Sorry! Good memories for life, that surface sometimes out of nowhere."

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Windermere, Rose Hill

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Nicolò Bartolomeo

in Italy

"I remember everything! I will never forget the time I spent at Sibford, because it was my first year with ECS. The place was beautiful and the people were amazing!"

2012, 2013

Sibford

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30+ years of ECS

Our very first school - The Old Ride - 1988
Our very first school - The Old Ride - 1988
ECS current venue
Our current school, Port Regis - 2019
Rose Hill School
Rose Hill School
Sibford School
Sibford School
Windermere St Annes School
Windermere St Annes School
Rannoch School
Rannoch School
St Teresa's School
St Teresa's School
Normancourt School
Normancourt School
Bedgebury Junior School - Lillesden
Bedgebury Junior School - Lillesden