EF Gap Year alum Samantha offers some food for thought as she remembers a place she and her friends frequented during their Business & Internships module in Sydney, Australia.
I didn’t know they were offering me the sushi when they walked by with the tray; a lady in a red apron walked by carrying a wooden plate of steamed dumplings next.
“Are these all for us?” I asked my friend Shaina.
“It’s called Yum Cha,” she replied. “We choose what we want.” She nodded to the server, who gave us the tray and wrote a dash on our paper check resting on the table. “Thank you!”
Bodhi was a place designed to feel enchanted by: something about the lanterns hanging from the gardens, the cocktails with fresh flowers, the smiles that greeted us there–something about the world we entered when we walked through the restaurant doors reminded us of why we went on this adventure in the first place.
We would sit at our usual spot tucked in the corner of the patio whenever we had something to celebrate. On our last day of our internship together, we lead a group tour and presented our company’s mission. We were so nervous. Distraught. But when we finished, we knew where we would go next.
“Let’s meet at Bodhi?” I asked.
“I already made a reservation,” Shaina replied.
Every day during an EF Gap Year is completely different; join Samantha as she takes us through an average day on program in Paris, France.
Yoga on my porch.
Breakfast: raspberry jam on toast and black tea with cream, enjoyed with the company of my host family's bunnies.
Take the bus to school.
French Language and Grammar class.
Lunch at the cafè with Charlotte.
French Vocabulary class.
Chai tea or coffee with friends.
Visiting the Louvre.
Playing at the open mic/poetry slam.
Dinner at homestay with my host mom and little brothers.
Journaling and meditation before bed.
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