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When school is over... it's time for a study vacation!
From 29 June to 13 July 2014 some of our students went to Dublin, Ireland, with Mr Maschio to enjoy two weeks of English classes, conversation activities and a full-blown social programme at the Emerald Cultural Institute, on a trip organized by the ITDL association.
Following a level test, the students started their two-week English course which helped them develop their language skills. In the afternoons, various options were available: sports on campus, city centre tours, Irish music and dancing, day trips to sites of historic interest and more.
The highlights of our vacation were the trip to the monastic city of Glendalough, the day we spent at the seaside in the lovely towns of Howth and Dun Laoghaire and, last but not least, the tour at Trinity College where we could admire the Book of Kells, an illuminated Gospel book in Latin.
Dinner time was usually spent at home, where our host families would greet us with their lovely hospitality. Then, on selected evenings, we would go back to college for some fun: a disco night, a karaoke night and an Irish music night with live singing and dancing! We also had the chance to experience the feel of a real Irish pub with its delicious burgers and chips.
Time went by so fast and in the blink of an eye we had to head back to Italy... but our hearts were of beautiful memories, new friends and breathtaking views.