25 Jan Mikael Lechler: “I understood the importance of education and the amazing goals I can reach”
Mikael Lechler, a student in Year 13 at Transilvania College (Cluj-Napoca), moved from Germany to Romania in 2016 with his family. He also started studying at Transylvania College in English, although, he says, it was not easy: “I only spoke German and barely English”.
Mikael shared his experience at Transilvania College and talked about all the support he has received from teachers and colleagues:
“I attend a British international school. To be honest, my first few weeks were pretty rough; I could not always fully understand what the teachers said, and I barely spoke. Adding up to that, I was not familiar with the education system, which was very different from the system used in Germany.
However, with the help of the teachers and colleagues, I was able to catch up with the other students quickly, I attended extra English lessons, and the teachers always helped me when I had questions. I am lucky to go to such an institution, a Cambridge International school that believes in the program Leader In Me. The strength of this academy was to help find and support the talents and skills of the students with a more individual approach since the class sizes were smaller.
The different teaching approaches gave me the necessary motivation to study hard and efficiently for my grades. While at this school, I understood the importance of education and the amazing goals I can reach. I adapted to the school system and the different environment after a few months, and I have made major progress regarding my grades.
Furthermore, the school used a lot more technology than any other school I attended, which played a major part in discovering my great passion for computer science. This subject is now the one I am (…) shaping my future after. Without moving here, I do not think I would have discovered this passion.
Besides the academic aspects, I was also able to find friends and be more integrated into the community quickly. I already volunteered for extracurricular activities after one year of attending this school. I was able to adapt to the culture, and I do not have any problems communicating and working together with people around here.”
Ruben LechlerPosted at 20:43h, 26 January
it’s amazing what you achieved so far and how much you have grown as a person in these 5 years here in Romania.
I am very happy that you and your sister accepted this challenge.
We are very proud of you !