TALK – Life of a Student at E&E

Hello. I’m a university student. I’m 23 years old. I chose Talk Academy in Baguio to study TOEIC.

The Philippines is close to Korea. Among the different cities in the Philippines, I chose Baguio due to its good learning environment. There is no distraction so you can concentrate on your study. There are many English schools in Baguio, but I chose Talk Academy which my friend recommended.

Commonly, the Philippines season is the rainy season from June to October. Unfortunately, I came during this period. I just hope that on the weekend has a good weather.

Compared to Korea, only a few cities have the taxi, Manila, Cebu, and Baguio those cities I have been to before. So what kind of transportation do Filipino use? In Korea, we are using the subway and bus. Here in the Philippines, people are using Jeepney which is commonly used by them. Jeepneys are the most popular means of public transportation, like a small truck.

Our Talk Academy has two buildings, E&E is located on Marcos Highway, and the other one is located in Yangco street. Both are close to town. They cook and clean for their students every day, it is really convenient for students who are studying here like me. I’m also satisfied with the meal they provide. The dormitory facility is the same in Korea university dormitory. They provide hanger, desk and closet are included, so you don’t have to worry.

Before I registered here in the dormitory, I wanted to use the same room with foreigner students, however, the rooms were fully booked. Therefore, I haven’t had a chance to stay with a foreigner in the same room. I already staying here for one and a half month. I only have one week left to finished my studies, so after that, I will be flying back to Korea.

When I arrived here, it was hard for me to adjust because of different circumstances, but now I’m used to it, and I am feeling blue due to saying good-bye with my friends, teachers, and managers here in Talk Academy.

Finally, I’m done writing my experiences here in Baguio city. Wherever you study in other places, you should have a determination, in my opinion, it is the most important attitude. I am wishing you to reach your goal.

jo

Jo