Testimonials – St Giles International

Pauline Savary
Pauline Savary

“San Francisco is a cool city because it’s so multicultural.  The advantage of studying in a language school, like St Giles, is that you get to meet people from all over the world.  St Giles well-situated in the city.  It’s the perfect location.” 

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CURCIO Thierry
CURCIO Thierry
St Giles, San Francisco
Duration: 3 weeks

In San Francisco, what seduced me was the eccentricity of the locals. The welcome in my host family was excellent. The parents gave us a tour of the city by car on several occasions and even took us to the surroundings of San Francisco during whole half days. They never spared their time and energy to take care of students. The meals were varied and excellent. The contact was warm-hearted. The school was perfect at all levels (facilities, food service, location in the city, right opposite a subway station) and the staff did all they could to ensure students had an interesting stay. What about my teacher? He was excellent and knew how to bring life and a nice atmosphere to the classroom.

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Vladimir Seydoux
Vladimir Seydoux
St Giles, San Francisco
Duration: 4 weeks

Here, people say that San Francisco is the only town in the world to have a soul. Whether this is a legend or not, after staying here for a while, I think this is true. The city in itself is beautiful. The architecture of the buildings, the parks, the harbour, the houses, the streets, everything is of rare beauty.

You never get bored in San Francisco. The city offers plenty of interesting things to do. Museum visits, sport, bowling, cinema, shows, concerts and much more. Local food is a daily discovery because there is an impressive range of great value restaurants to try. Same thing as regards outings: there is a host of great venues which always offer good music.

If I had to describe the local atmosphere in one word, I would say “cool”. SF inhabitants are really open-minded, warm and very respectful.

At the St Giles International school, I had the chance to meet great people, whether students like me or teachers. The organisation is perfect and the classes are very interesting.

In short, I more than loved my course. This experience will stay with me forever. Many thanks to ESL for organising the trip perfectly.

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Jeanne
Jeanne

I’m currently taking the Advanced Cambridge course and I feel my English is improving. My teacher is really great! I didn’t know anybody when I arrived, but I have made some amazing friends from all over the world. This experience has opened my mind. I had stereotypes of some cultures, but those have completely gone because of this experience. I am less shy than I was before I came here because I’m forced to speak and be more out-going. I have also gained a lot of independence. I’m really enjoying San Francisco and my time at St Giles.

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