EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND NEW EXPERIENCE
Pato also came to Europe to make new friends and live an extraordinary life, which CIS, undoubtedly, offers to its students. Pato's story is not usual. He has already graduated from a high school back in Mexico, but despite this, he chose to enroll at CIS and graduate from school one more time. "I did not know what to do after I finished school back in Mexico. So, instead of taking a gap year and simply travelling around the world, my parents offered to help find me a school in Europe and learn the subjects I have not learned before," Pato explains.
Following that, Pato started his research on the Internet, surfing different websites looking for an ideal school. A friend recommended Pato to check out CIS and he liked it: "I was looking for a small school with not many people. Other schools were just too big for me, and CIS seemed to be very cool. My main concern was if I was able to travel from the school or not. I wanted to see the world," Pato explains. Indeed, CIS has a great location for those who want to travel. Located in the heart of Europe in the picturesque city of Karlovy Vary, it offers the students great opportunities to see the world. Regular cultural trips to various European destinations, weekend social trips, winter journeys to the best ski destinations as well as an extracurricular trip to India - students have a chance to enjoy so many opportunities! But extraordinary life in CIS is not limited by travel only.
Pato admits that his new friends are what he likes a lot about CIS: "It is great that the people are so friendly here. I have been here for only two weeks and I already know everyone's names," he explains. Pato says that in this sense, CIS is very different from his previous school: "I like how everything is focused here. For example, in my old school, we had 50 people in a class. Here you get much more attention from the teachers," Pato explains.
He also liked that the students had an opportunity to choose their classes at the beginning of the academic year. "In my previous school, I mostly did humanities, but here in CIS, I decided to study sciences. I am taking math, physics, economics, English, and French. I am considering studying engineering in college," Pato says.