What students say

Donny Dai, 17, from Tian Jin, North East China, is studying Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths A Levels at Huish. He also takes part in the Christian Union and Volleyball enrichment.

 

Donny Dai

Donny Dai

I was not happy with the education system in China so my mum suggested that I could go to the UK and I found Richard Huish College on the internet.

I talked to Maria Smith and she was really kind and told me all about the college. We applied by ourselves and it was easy to go through the application process.

My biggest concern about coming here to study was the language. I was worried that I was not going to understand what teachers were saying or wouldn't be able to read the text books, understand different cultural things, work out travelling to college or like the food.

It was hard at first but my homestay and my friends helped me. People here are really kind and friendly, they help me with my pronunciation of English. The teachers are really nice and they give me support when I need it.

I like Huish and I am happy here. I have made lots of friends from my classes and I would recommend it to others.

My host family are kind and really well organised, thats what I like. They cook for me and care about my health and occasionally take me out to other cities and other places to have fun.

My English has definitely improved. When you are talking to others, they will tell you if you are saying something wrong and that is a much quicker way to learn than using a dictionary.

I talk to my family through Facetime, or sometimes messaging. I usually have a proper talk four times a week with them. I cycle to college and it takes 10 to 15 minutes.

Donny Dai

 

 

Tammy Lee,17, from Hong Kong, is studying Maths, further Maths, Physics and Art A Levels at Huish. She also takes part in Badminton enrichment.

 

Tammy Lee

Tammy Lee

I came to Huish because I heard that the passing grades were good, especially the amount of As and Bs students get. Some of my friends from my previous school were coming here so we came together.

It is a good college. I am enjoying being here. Everyone is really nice to me and I am getting on really well.

I walk to college and it takes about 20 minutes from my host family.

If I needed help I would ask my teachers but I am okay with all my subjects at the moment.

Being here has definitely helped me with my English. My language has improved quickly and I feel the learning is less stressful than in Hong Kong.

I want to study at University in the UK and I want to be an architect.

Tammy Lee

Jeffery Kwok, from Hong Kong, writes about his experience as an international student at Huish.

Jeffrey Kwok

Jeffrey Kwok

Before I came to Richard Huish I thought it would take me quite a while to settle in because studying abroad, meeting new people and adapting to a new environment are not easy.

Not to exaggerate but it took me less than a month to settle in. My host family has been exceedingly kind and supportive to me. I feel like I am part of their family. Living with a local family is the best thing you can do to get to learn another culture.

I have always been interested in nature but I didnt have the chance to do a subject like Environmental Studies in Hong Kong. It is a great opportunity for me to learn about the environment that we are living in and what we can do to protect it. For me, going on field trips to an aquarium, zoo and to Cornwall are the highlights of the course.

Teachers are very supportive and they offered me workshops to improve my grades. It might sound a bit clichéd but studying at Huish has widened my horizons.

Jeffrey Kwok
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Joey Wu on settling into Huish.

Joey Wu on settling into Huish.