That's just about to write a review, a few months after the trip))
Once I woke up at three o'clock in the morning, I began to sort through the contacts of the group, read different information and moved from one group to another, without understanding what I was looking for, and suddenly I saw an announcement that there were a discount for studying in New York. Here there is the link to the group of the company SMAPSE. There is a lot of interesting things to learn about education abroad.
The next day the manager called me, he informed me about studying conditions and told about the EC school in New York. I became quite interested and decided to take a risk, paid for my studies, it would all work out)) So it all happened, just before the flight I asked the guys from SMAPSE to send all the coordinates of the school and flew.
What was my surprise when I only read there that this is the famous Times Square))
When I arrived there, I was certainly very pleased that I would studying in heart of the capital of the world. The school is well-known and has many branches!
Of course, there were complications:
- Making insurance in the school
The mandatory requirement was the availability of insurance to begin studying in the EU language center. It was possible to have either your own insurance, or to arrange school insurance. I needed to pay for it urgently, since without it I was not allowed to start my studies. A representative of SMAPSE company very quickly organized it for me and sent it in electronic form.
- I paid for a month for 20 lessons per week (group classes)
But when I arrived, I was given a timetable for only 15 lessons per week. Naturally, I was puzzled why I was cut off my paid watch. It turns out, as it turned out, the school reduces the number of lessons, if the group is less than 7 people. During my arrival, the group did not get more than 7 people, and therefore the school automatically assigns the group the status of "mini" and in such groups the classes are considered more intensive, so the school has the right to reduce the number of lessons. In solving all the issues, I was assisted by a representative of SMAPSE, he also negotiated with the school administration. Yes, the first week had to deal with a reduced schedule, but from the second week the number of lessons increased.
Obvious advantages of language learning in the United States:
- Teachers and the level of teaching
Everything was organized at a very good level. Now I dream of going back to school, only for a few months! Thank you very much!