MyEducation is an independent organisation that  facilitates exchange programs for young people to travel, study and complete a foreign exchange program overseas.
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Exchange Story:
My Year as an Intern in the USA
Hayley O'Brien is just coming to the end of her year as a business intern in the USA. Hayley is from north-west England and applied for an internship as a sandwich year in her Business Studies degree at Liverpool university. Hayley lived and worked in Southern California and you can read about her experience here.
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Don't forget that the deadline for high school exchange to the USA, Canada and Mexico has been extended to May 15th so contact us urgently if you wish to apply for departure in August 2016.
Reasons to Study Abroad
(beyond it being AWESOME!)

Personal Growth
Rarely does an opportunity help young people personally develop as rapidly as a study abroad programme can.  It may be the first time you will take a flight on your own, you will live with a new family and adapt to their lifestyle and start life at a new school.  Scary stuff!  It will make you more independent and help you develop those all important communication skills needed for your future.  You will develop your problem solving and logistical skills and truly be making your own decisions. Teachers around the world tell us that when students return from overseas they are much more mature than their peers and more focused on their future.

Alessia Z from Italy  “The experience is unique.  It makes you grow up as a person and it is something I will always remember.”

Improved Educational Attainment
Studies have shown that students who return to study in their home country after studying overseas have improved their overall education attainment compared to those who have not studied abroad.

Intercultural Development
Travelling is now part of everyday life because travel methods are affordable and routes to far flung places are now more accessible.  But while visiting a country and seeing the sights is very enjoyable, nothing develops your inter-cultural awareness like immersing yourself in a foreign country and living like a local.  You will become more mature and self-confident, you will have experiences which would be unattainable at home and you will have understanding and tolerance of those whose culture is unlike your own. 

Michela M from Italy
“I feel a lot more mature and self-confident now”

Increased Career Prospects
Regardless of the career you choose or company you choose to work for, a global outlook is now becoming imperative.  From a large international corporation to a small local establishment, every business will have international links, partners or customers.
Showing the initiative, commitment and drive of undertaking an endeavour as huge as studying abroad will set you apart from the crowd.  It is a great way to start a conversation and highlight your assets in an interview setting.

A World of Fun
Taking a study programme overseas is one of the best experiences you will have.   The thrill of a new adventure, learning new things, meeting new people and seeing everything a new country has to offer.  Watching a baseball game, visiting monuments, going to the local water park and enjoying the food will be something you cherish.

Speak the Language
Only by immersing yourself in another country can you truly learn the language. There is nothing more thrilling than going to a foreign country and speaking to a local in their language, and them understanding you.  ‘YES’ will be the phrase in your head.  Our students have reported that after a certain amount of time they dream in their new language which is when they know they have cracked it.
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May Events
Sunday May 1 
May Day
May Day is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival which celebrates springtime fertility of soil, livestock and people.  It is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. In the UK many towns and villages celebrate the day with Morris dancing, crowning a May Queen and dancing and singing around a May Pole. Morris dancing is an English Folk dance and is quite unique!  After all the dancing and singing school and work places have a day off on Monday 2nd May!

Wednesday May 4  
Star Wars Day

It is jokingly said: "May the 4th be with you", in reference to the popular phrase in Star Wars: "May the Force be with you." Although a joke it is widely celebrated by fans of the franchise and has been accepted by the makers of Star Wars.  There is even a hashtag for social media #StarWarsDay

Sunday May 15
International Day of Families

So important to us at MyEducation!  Thank you to all our host families, you are all amazing and make the students so welcome. Thanks to the families from home for supporting students in their exchange programme, and of course the students for embracing life with a new family.

Sunday May 30
Spring Bank Holiday

The spring bank holiday, also known as the late May bank holiday, is a time for people in the United Kingdom to have a day off work or school. It falls on the last Monday of May but it used to be on the Monday after Pentecost.
Offbeat days celebrated in May
3 MayHug your Cat Day - Not to be confused with Hug Somebody Else’s Cat Day. (Some celebrate Hug Your Cat Day on June 4th. Feel free to celebrate both.)

9 May – National Lost Sock Memorial Day – not much more to say about that one!  But we have all been there.

10 May – Clean up your Room Day.  For all those putting it off – now is the time.

14 May – Dance like a Chicken Day.  Surely this applies to everyday.
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