Stories from our international boarding schools

Ana Luiza

I'm a hopelessly perfectionist curly haired chocoholic, who was born and raised in Manaus, Brazil (yes, that's in the Amazon!), although I'm half Portuguese. I dream of travelling the world and becoming a journalist. Currently, I'm a second year IB student at EF Academy Oxford, so if you wanna know more about that follow me on Instagram @analuizaloio

All articles from Ana Luiza

What is a boarding school and what are its benefits?

While the concept of a “boarding school” is familiar to most people: it is quite simply a school whe... Read more

9 things I’ll miss about boarding school life

Today’s post is all about mixed feelings. My two-year journey at EF Academy is over and I am finally... Read more

Leavers’ and prize-giving ceremony 2018

Friday, 20th April 2018: The sun was shining bright, and temperatures got to a maximum of 24ºC in (u... Read more

Advice from alumni: Daria Tkalina

Ana Luiza, current student at EF Academy Oxford, sat down with one of our alumni, Daria Tkalina from... Read more

9 steps to make a successful application to UK universities

Applying to university is definitely one of the most challenging yet exciting events in the life of ... Read more

IB vs. A-Level: Which is right for you?

One of the most important decisions to make when coming to the United Kingdom is choosing which prog... Read more

10 reasons why Oxford is the best place to study

With its academic atmosphere, and its historical and cultural richness, Oxford is just awe-inspiring... Read more

6 ways to stay on top of your school work & social life

When studying a program as demanding as the IB, it can be extremely difficult to get all your school... Read more

24 hours in Oxford

The beautiful ancient buildings, the historical richness and the academic atmosphere make Oxford an ... Read more

Eight secrets on how to improve your English

No matter how good your English is, you can always improve it in some way. This is true even for nat... Read more

8 ways to overcome homesickness

School stress is kicking in. You haven’t had your food from your country for a while now, and you do... Read more