How much does an exchange cost?

More than you can imagine. Your new life will cost you your old life. It will cost you your comfort zone, your sense of direction and belonging. It will cost you relationships and friends. It will cost you to be loved and understood. 

The people who are meant for you will be on the other side. You will learn a lot from them, including that every goodbye hurts, but that every encounter is unique. Those who pass by us, in fact, leave a little of themselves, and take a little of us. 

You will understand what happiness is, and that you don’t need much to be happy (besides courage!). But first you will learn to be strong, and build a new comfort zone around what you believe in and today moves you forward. 

You will overcome fears and challenges and move forward with optimism. This is life. We only learn by living and making decisions. However, a bad decision can be costly. In my case, I am very happy to have made the right choice. Thank you, IH!

How much does your future cost? If it has a price, I don’t know. But it’s not about money. It’s about value. And I am glad I chose International House to learn English. Thank you to all the staff, teachers and classmates. It was beautiful! ❤️

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About me

My name is Hilberto Emmanuel, I am 27 years old and Brazilian. I have a degree in journalism and work as a copywriter. In 2022, I studied 24 weeks at International House (IH) Cape Town and it was an amazing experience. 

I am very happy and proud of my performance. I came in beginner and left pre-intermediate — almost intermediate. For me, a great advance and I am so happy about it.

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