Round Square Exchange to Felsted

 

It was a 6 hour flight to the UK with a stop in Doha which, in a way, was an interesting experience. When we first got there, at the airport, the first thing I noticed was how busy it was… and that we couldn’t find our bus driver. I remember calling my dad at 3 am (Thailand time) and the school in panic… it was scary. The school campus was in a small village with its own shops and such which was nice, it had its own separate hospital nursing area where a doctor would regularly be appointed to come and check on the students there. 

The school was formatted every differently as there would be separate buildings for different subjects similar to university faculties, and 4-5 different boarding houses (including boys and girls). It a very different situation since we sleep in apartment like rooms in boarding at Prem. It was very interesting to see how the older students would look after the younger ones, as we were not separated by grade levels in the boarding houses. I liked the campus there, the weather… was good too… it was cold. 

We got to go out to different places and explore the UK while we was there: Cambridge, London and Swanage. Cambridge is somewhere I would like to visit again. There would be bells that would ring every 5 minutes (If anybody knows why, can they please message me cause I’m curious?) There were candy shops, tailor shops, markets and so much more…it was quiet and peaceful, London however is a different story. The trip to London was something that we had to organise ourselves, it also took alot of cash out of my pocket. It was hectic. People were rushing by, loud music was playing. To say the least, it was busy. Swange was a geography trip that we got to go on. It was all about sightseeing and measuring erosion. We also had to climb mountains… that was fun. 

To those who are interested, Round Square is an exchange program where they send students to different schools around the globe to gain more experience about different culture and people, After this experience, not only will you come back with a new insight on the world but it is also a good way to make changes on what we think will make the world a better place see. I think this is a good experience for anyone to have… plus, it’ll look good on your college resume. If you are interested please contact A. Stacey (dirlibrary@ptis.ac.th ) she will help you with everything. 🙂 

Vandra Mejudhon and Papichaya Sang-Ankul: Round Square Exchange

 

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