In Belgium we visited the most important places during the week, in cities like Gent, Brugge, Oostende, Durbuy and Brussels. We also spent a day in their school, where we attended their classes and we did some group activities and games. Every evening we also went out together to spend our time having fun at school (cooking, watching a film), in pubs and at scouts facilities where we danced all together.
In my opinion this exchange program was an amazing experience where I did great friendships and where I also had the opportunity to practise my English since that was the only way we had to communicate to each other.
The moments we shared were amazing and I will never forget! I loved this exchange!!!❤
Inês. : ) 9ºB
It was an emotionaaaaaaaal week *.*
forever to remember!!!!!!
( I really enjoyed the pool … xD )
I’m so sorry I cannot stay at this school next year … if my next school doesn’t promote these students’ exchanges, I’m going TO REBEL!!!!!!
Alexandra Costa, 9ºG
I loved going to Belgium and meeting all the new people and places. I had never thought I would have such a nice time and that I would get along so well with people from another nationality. I truly believe that it was a week that none of us will ever forget!
João Filipe, 10ºB
The week we spent in Belgium was amazing. It was great to see the Belgium group again and to visit their country. It’s an experience I will never forget: I made new friends, learned about a different culture spent a week with her wonderful family and I had the best exchange partner ever!
Kisses to you all,
The Exchange was lots of fun; we learned so many new things.
It was really a fantastic experience!
Our partners were all so nice and I made a lot of new friends both Portuguese and Belgians.
I’m going to miss everyone terribly but mostly my dear partner.
I loved it!
Catarina Garcia, 9ºG
Belgica e Portugal,
Lugar tão inexplicável,
Guardado no nosso coração,
Impossível de esquecer,
Cantarmos o “wonderwall”
Acenando um adeus de despedida.
Catarina Valente 9ºG
I really liked this week in Belgium. It was a fantastic experience; it made me grow up, because I had to be responsible, I had to behave and I learned how to live a week ‘alone’, well, not alone but without my true family. And with all this it came along one of the most important things – to make new friends!!!!
Joana Casado, 9ºG
The week I spent in Belgium was the best vacation I ever had, I loved it! The air was so fresh and pure, and everyone was really nice to each other. I think it was better than Portugal, not only because it was something we had never done before, everyone from the exchange program got to see each other again and in my opinion that was the best thing of all and it was priceless.
About Belgium – I loved it, because this was a new experience for me. It should have been 2 weeks because 1 week was so little time!!!!
I can only say that this was a very good experience.
My favourite days were: Thursday because I kayaked, Friday because the night was very funny, Saturday because it was the day I spent with my family and it was very funny because we played bowling and it was super, and it is very cool that the Belgian drink all those kinds of beer (they have more than 300 types….) this is very cooooooool!!!! This was the best experience and the best exchange of my life.
Gonçalo Correia, 10ºC
I think that this exchange with Belgium was the best experience of my life!
The group couldn’t be better, the Portuguese and the Belgian students were really cool!
I loved Belgium; it’s a very beautiful country, all the cities, the monuments, etc. The programme was nice too; the kayak was lots of fun and all the games.
What I liked the most were the evenings as we were all together and the huge amount of beers they have … it’s amazing!!!!!
I hope I can repeat next year …. Maybe …. Because it’s really a wonderful experience!
Carina Santos, 9ºB
The exchange … it was the best week I’ve ever had! Amazing places and amazing people!
I loved everything since the moment we got to the airport and we saw them all again to the moment we all cried like hell, because we didn’t want to leave.
For me the best day was the day at school, because we really bonded and we did all kinds of things together: we played games, we sang, we danced, we cooked and we even washed the dishes together!!! And the other day that I really liked was ‘Brussels day’, what a wonderful place, I really liked it, because we danced and sang all together on the streets of Brussels.
I hope I will go back because I made true friends there, friends for life that I will never forget!
Sara Páscoa, 10ºE
In my opinion, this exchange was very, very nice. It was amazing!!!
I love my partner Liese, her family and everything that I know about how people live in Belgium. Besides that, I’ve made a lot of new friends in another country.
We visited many wonderful places and it’s hard to choose one because I loved all of them. The best day was maybe the kayak day, but I loved them all. The worst day was the last one and the most difficult moment was the goodbye
I also improved my English, which is very important. Sometimes it was difficult to understand or find some words to answer the family questions, but we managed to communicate anyway … And … in the first week I was very happy when my teacher noticed my English in my oral report was much better.
I will never forget this week and I loved all moments!!! Thank you all!!!
Ana Beatriz, 9ºB