I got a letter…

It’s amazing how fast time flies by. It seems like it has only been a few months since this exchange year started, but this letter just told me, that it is nearly over…

Dear Tim,
It may be hard to believe, but it is time to begin planning for your return home! This letter contains a lot of important information and you should read it very carefully. If you need help completing the form on the other side, you should ask your Host Family or Local Coordinator to assist you.

Farewell Event:

EF High School Exchange Year are pleased to announce that we will be holding a one night leaving event on the 3rd of June 2015.
If we get some help from some of you as volunteers in organizing then this evening will include a “Prom Night”/Debs style party where you can dress up and say goodbye to one another in style before heading back to your home countries.

The work involved in organizing will include; music/dj, agreeing on venue, promotion to other students, security and arranging the amount students who will need to cover for the extra items on top of a standard evening activity that we would normally provide.


All students will then travel to Dublin Airport on the 4th June 2015

You are assigned to travel from

Dublin DUB – to Basel – BSL

Please complete and return the attached form to the Killarney office no later than the 13th of March, 2015.

The EF High School Exchange Year programme finishes on this date which includes your host family, school and insurance. After that date, if you choose to stay on in Ireland to travel or explore, then you will be responsible for your own accommodation and will be considered ‘Off Programme’.

Kind Regards,

Your Operations Manager – Ireland

All paperwork must be received by EF High School Year, 65 New Street, Killarney, Co Kerry no later than 13th March 2015 by mail or by email.


Returning Home:

Please choose which option you wish to return to your country:

  • EF Wave date – 4th June 2015
  • Own Arrangements – I would like to cancel my EF Flight and so book my own flight, travel to the airport and check in.

By choosing this option your partens will reveive a flight refund in your own country. I have confirmed this with my parents. Please give your departure date form Ireland:______________

End of your Fareweill Event:

Please choose:

  • I want a ‘Prom Night’/Debs style evening at the end of the year and want to volunteer helping organizing it.
  • I want a ‘Prom Night’/Debs style evening at the end of the year, but do not want to be involved organizing it.
  • I do not want a ‘Prom Night’/Debs style evening at the end of the year but would prefer a more relaxed evening in Maynooth.
  • No I will not attend the farewell event. Please give your reason:______________

Please confirm your email address and movile number here, so we can contact you quickly with any questions.

Email Adress:______________
Mobile Number:______________


11 thoughts on “I got a letter…

    • Kind of sad, to be honest with you. I mean, I made loads of friends here and don’t just want to leave them, but on the other hand I’m looking forward to see my friends and family in switzerland again…

      But you are right, It’s still quite a while before I actually have to get into a plane. 🙂


  1. Ich glaube es ist immer traurig neue Ort zu verlassen, die man lieben gelernt hat. Aber andererseits hast du sicher ein riesen Paket Erfahrung und Lebensfreude gesammelt, das kannst du sicher dein Leben lang gebrauchen… und wer weiß, vielleicht kommst du ja irgendwann zurück ^^

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  2. Ich könnte mir vorstellen, dass du auch danach in Kontakt mit deiner Gastfamilie und neu gewonnenen irischen Freunden bleibst, Tim. Dublin ist nicht aus der Welt. Ich erzählte dir von meiner Tochter. Sie schreibt sich mit allen via Mail oder die sozialen Netzwerke, SIe war auch seit ihrer Rückkehr aus Dublin fast jedes Jahr einmal für ein paar Tage bei ihrer alten Familie und traf sich mit Freunden. Der Kontakt ist nie eingeschlafen. So geht nicht alles mit einem Schlag wieder verloren … ^^

    Doch nun erfreue dich erst einmal noch an deiner verbleibenden Zeit in Irland. So ein bisschen ist ja zum Glück noch nach.

    LG Michèle

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    • Das ist ein grosser Vorteil des Internets, dank den sozialen Netzwerken, werde ich den Kontakt bestimmt aufrecht erhalten können :). Zudem bin ich mir sicher, dass ich Irland mal wieder besuchen kommen werde – Es ist ja schließlich zu meinem zweiten Zuhause geworden.


  3. Oh Tim… Is it too early maybe… anyhow you have learnt a lot and I am sure that loved the experience… you are now a Citizen of the world or something like that. 😎
    I think it would be nice to see you family and friends too… All the best to you, enjoy your weekend ahead. Aquileana ⭐


  4. Ich kann gut verstehen, dass du deine Freunde vermissen wirst.
    Aber so wie du dieses Land hypest, weiss ich wo du deine nächsten Ferien verbringen wirst :3.
    Geniess es noch und freue mich wenn du wieder in der Schweiz bist!


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