Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Happy holidays!


The whole Eastern Mediterranean International School wishes everyone happy holidays!
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- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Monday, 15 December 2014

EXAM WEEK IS OVER!

EXAM WEEK IS OVER! About twelve hours ago, we dropped our pens for the last time and finished our last exam.
Last week Tuesday were our English and Economics exams, followed by Math on Thursday, Self taught on Sunday and finally ending with Chemistry and Business Management on Monday.
Now it is time for winter break! :)
In the next few days, before we head to the airport to fly home, we have some review sessions about the exams we wrote and a Hanukkah celebration.

Time flies and term 1 has come to an end! Let's see which adventures are waiting for us in term 2!


- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Thursday, 11 December 2014

100 days and counting...

More than 100 days past since all EMISers left their homes and started this adventure here on campus. One hundred days seem so long, but if we think about how close all classmates are, it seems like we would know us for longer. Additionally, thinking about what we did in the past weeks and months, seems like it would need a year for all of this to fit into on calendar. On the other hand, already 1/6 of our time here is over, 1/3 of this year. Preparations for next year are already starting.

Right now we are writing our first term exams. This past Tuesday was English Language and Literature and Economics. On Wednesday, I did not have any exams, so together with a few other students, we got on the bus and drove to Tel Aviv University, where we are able to use the library facilities. After an intense day of studying, it was time for the Mathematics exam today, Thursday. On Sunday I will be writing Self taught and ending the first midterms with Chemistry and Business Management on Monday.

A week is left, until we all leave the campus, and spread all over, some going to Europe, some even back to America. It is insane how fast the time has passed, and shocking how it is almost time already to fly back home. A few more exams and then I will be boarding, and flying!

See you soon,

- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Spiegel Austausch Log Anna Israel

Check my article out that was pubishled for the German newspaper Spiegel  here: Anna Austausch Log Israel

Enjoy, a translation will be provided soon!


Exam week is just around the corner, so everyone here on campus is or at least should be busy with studying. We finished classes for term 1 today, December 4th and are now waiting for the exam session to start, which is closely followed by our winter break.


- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Friday, 28 November 2014

Saturday, 15 November 2014

EMIS enjoying the desert!


Spain/France, Ecuador, USA, Austria, Canada

Anna & Hannah
We loved the view!

Israel, USA, Ecuador, Brasil, Turkey, Austria, Canada

Group picture

- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Saturday, 8 November 2014

"One minute of diversity"


- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Saturday, 1 November 2014

EMIS - The School for Change


- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Monday, 20 October 2014

BlogEMIS

The journalism club works a lot on BlogEMIS during our free time.
One of my classmates started to Vlog about our time here, so definitely check his Vlogs out, they can be found on the BlogEMIS Youtube Channel .
Other than this, all EMISers are busy preparing for the opening ceremony.
As Jose and my English project we decided to come up with an EMIS parody, which might motivate more students to apply and come here next year. The applications will open this upcoming Thursday, the same day as the one on which the opening ceremony will take place.
Everyone is excited and looking forward to the spectacle at the end of the week.


- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Friday, 17 October 2014

Update

A month and a half ago I arrived here at EMIS. I can remember so many details, which makes it feel like I arrived only yesterday. On the other hand, I am able to think of so many things that we have done already, that nobody would believe me that we did all of these amazing projects/events/etc. in the past  46 days to be exact.

From Orientation week, to the stress of choosing IB subjects, starting classes, shabbat dinners, a trip to the North of Israel, another whole week of vacation, some trips to Tel Aviv, we are here today, having a day off to prepare our parts for the EMIS opening ceremony next Thursday.
Everyone on campus is busy with preparations for the opening ceremony, where we will welcome over 300 guests here on campus.

We still did not completely  start academically yet, but we are slowly getting into a routine.
My CAS activities are pretty much picked by now, Journalism, Hebrew, French, and Debate club, Environmental society, Badminton and Online UWC.
Recently I have spending a remarkable amount of time writing about my time in Israel for various newspapers: Spiegel Austausch Log, BlogEMISDein Plus and # milestone .
There is also an @EMISOnline Twitter account, follow us!

School will start again on Sunday and from there, we will not be having any break until winter break, so everyone in Vienna, see you soon! :)

- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Thursday, 16 October 2014

" 1 Month, 4 weeks, 28 days... "

... passed since I left to study here at EMIS. It is unbelievable which great memories are already made, and which opportunities we are given.
Read more about my time, especially learning Arabic, here: 1 Monat, 4 Wochen, 28 Tage - #milestone blog

- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

"Mit Reisevirus angesteckt - Schule im Ausland die Zweite


Check out my article for www.deinplus.at here!

- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Austausch-Log Israel: Koscher essen im Dirndl



- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Friday, 3 October 2014

Adventures in Israel


sunset on our way to the dining hall

The first picture shows the beautiful sunset we get to see everyday on our way to the dining hall - truly beautiful!
On the left you can see the horse stables and the building on the right is our school.
Exploring the North!

The past week has been crazy, I can not even summarize all the great things that happened.
First of all, Naomi (Germany) and Damir (Kasachstan) went to one of my classmates (Amir) for Rosh Hashana.
We visited the beautiful city of Akko, the beach and the Lebanon border.

Video for Online UWC

Back on campus, José (Ecuador), Marie (Canada), Eng (Cambodia) and I decided to sign up for an Online course on sustainability run by UWC.
The first lecture took place on Wednesday and all of us are still amazed.

Hakfar Hayarok

On Thursday, the last day before Autumn break, we were allowed to go to Ramat HaSharon, a little city which is about 15 minutes by foot from campus where we bought some decoration and useful items for our room and stocked up on some snacks at the same time.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

EMIS MUN Simulation


Canada - Netherlands - Albania - New Zealand - Austria - Spain/France - Austria - Albania - Brasil - Austria

Saturday, 27 September 2014

studying + campus

studying for the first economics test in school

our way to school

new sign

- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Visting Akko





Rosh Hashana - Shana Tova



- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Trip to the North

Seeing the sea!


amazing view

Shabbat Dinner + New Year games + Peace day


Shabbat dinner
Dorm 4
HAnnAH
everyone is wearing white for Shabbat
games for the Jewish New Year 

Preparations for Peace Day
International Peace day, 21st September

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Shopping time!







Naomi (Germany), Hannah (USA), Zuzanna (Poland), Aina (Spain & France), Sofia (Russia)

- Anna S.K. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain~