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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 first month in Britain
Sofia, 17, has just arrived in Britain to start her year exchange. Sofia has taken the time to share her experience so far and her reflections on life in Britain, stereotypes, school and living with a new family. 
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New prices for 2017 programmes are being published on our website. If you hope to go on exchange in 2017 to USA, Japan, Holland and many other destinations then please keep your eye on the website. 
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News from the MyEducation office:
A busy month and more to come
 
The office blog this month tells of the experience of arrivals, orientations, settling in and the challenges of starting an exchange programme. It has been a busy month in the office and we are also excited about the new projects that will keep us busy beyond the arrivals and into early 2017. 

"What a hectic few weeks it has been!  Since I last wrote all of our students have arrived, and they have moved in with their new families and started school.  Our host families have been making our students welcome and both students and families have been working out their new routines, getting to know their schedules, spending quality time together, enjoying meal times and weekends..."
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Images from our orientations in Swansea, Peterborough and Birmingham


October Events
 
 
Tuesday 4 October  - National Cinnamon Bun Day.
Swedes love their cinnamon buns so much they even gave the baked goods their own annual day - kanelbullens dag - offering sweet-toothed Swedes something special to celebrate



Sunday 30 October - British Summertime Ends - clocks go back 1 hour.
This day literally makes everyone in the UK sigh at the same time.  The clocks go back so the mornings are darker and the evenings start drawing in sooner.  It's also the time people start talking about Christmas.  (How many of your just said to yourself ' Already!)





Sunday 30 October - Diwali / Deepavali - "The Festival of Lights"
Symbolising the victory of good over evil. Hindu, Sikh An ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) or spring (southern hemisphere) every year.  Arguably the most important festival in Hinduism, it is an official holiday in many countries. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness or good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed. Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate, and decorate their homes and offices. On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family puja (prayers) After puja, fireworks follow, then a family feast), and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends.


Monday 31 October – Halloween
On the 31st October we celebrate Halloween – thought to be the one night of the year when ghosts, witches and fairies come alive and the souls of the dead return home. We may celebrate with costumes and trick or treat, but don’t stay out past 10pm on this night and do not look strangers in the eyes.  The legends states that staring straight into the eyes of a ghoul will allow them to capture your soul and you will be dragged to hell for eternity.  Not really, it’s just a bit of fun.

 
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