What do our students say
For three of our students who arrived in Galway in February 2020, it has been a time of adventure and great change. The online classes provided by the team of expert teachers at GCI have given a great focus to their days.
Kayla from Nicaragua
“When the school closed it was very difficult for me and I was very frustrated, but I also feel very good and very safe here in Galway now,” says Kayla Isabel Sandigo Davila, who is originally from Nicaragua.
A Pre-Intermediate student, Kayla watched her house-mates leave Galway in the first two weeks after the lockdown. Then she was delighted when her friend and classmate, Nadia Bea Gonzalez, moved in and they began to do online classes together.
“We asked the school if we could be in the same class,” says Kayla. “We live together, we cook together, and we study together. We have good Internet in the house. The online classes are good because the teachers speak very clearly. Nadia is very friendly. We go to the supermarket together and practice our English together. I am very comfortable and very happy here in Galway.”
Kayla said she was happy because the director of GCI, who speaks Spanish, kept in touch with her and Nadia every day. She was getting a lot of text messages from her family in Nicaragua, but she now feels Galway is one of the safest places in the world during the Covid-19 pandemic and she has made a lot of Irish friends.
“I was not scared here in Galway. The virus was out of my control. I would recommend Galway for anybody who wants to study English. Even though it’s a small city, I think it has everything. It has the sea, lovely restaurants and bars. The people are so friendly. I am very, very happy here. Maybe I will come back here again after all this is over!”