From the 14th to the 20th of October the 7th grade explored Malta. Tuesday to Friday from 9 to 12 we attended a language school in Sliema, where we also lived with our host families. Not only studying was on our schedule, but also a lot of fun activites throughout the afternoons, where we got to know the Maltese life on a daily basis.
Monday 14th Oct
We landed in Malta and settled at our host families who more or less welcomed us all. We got familiar with our surroundings as well as our language school. Feeling weary from all the traveling, we got some rest early that night.
Tuesday 15th Oct
Tuesday was our first day at the language school where we learned plenty of facts about the Maltese culture. In the afternoon we strolled through the city ending up at the beach in St. Julians where we went for a swim.
In the evening we walked around Sliema with a guide followed by a welcome party organised at our language school with a breathtaking view, where we had the chance to gaze over the roofs of Malta and danced to some funky beats.
Wednesday 16th Oct
On Wednesday a bus took us to the nearby villages Rabat and Mdina where part of the famous TV-show “Game of Thrones” was set. Not only the tour was interesting but also our guide. I think we would all agree that there’s a thin line between funny and crazy. When we returned we enjoyed some spare time at the harbour in Sliema.
Thursday 17th Oct
There was no chance that we would miss out a harbour cruise around the island, so that’s exactly what we did on our fourth afternoon. To make this day even more fun we ended it with a short bowling session in the slightly busier neighbourhood Paceville.
Friday 18th Oct
On the last day of school we said goodbye to our language teachers who had grown really close to us in a very short time. Afterwards we made a trip to the crystal clear waters of the blue lagoon and what is a better way to get there than with a speed boat? The water had the perfect temperature to cool ourselves off after a 30 minute walk in the scorching sun.
Saturday 19th Oct
As a perfect ending, exploring the capital city of Malta, Valletta, is a must! Standing in the middle of the city, meant standing in the middle of history. Valletta provided us with beautiful views and delicious traditional snacks on every corner. Going back on a boat, we watched the sun go down and arrived in Sliema at dusk.
Sunday 20th Oct
At 4am a bus picked us up to bring us to the airport, where we took off at 7am and had a pleasant flight back to Vienna.
In conclusion, our trip has brought us all a lot of growth and laughter, we are thankful that our teachers made this experience possible and put a lot of effort in our trip.