Testimonials

Our students come from all over the world and spend a very important part of their lives with us.

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Testimonials

Student:          Tiffanie CABRITA
From:                British Columbia, CANADA
Destination:  Lisbon & Faro, PORTUGAL -  4 weeks
Program:         Standard Portuguese Language Studies
Lodging:          Homestay : Half-Board
Age:                  29 years old

The course ... varies depending on the class composition. The first week has had a lot of focus on grammar, reading and writing with little practice of talking. My colleagues have been a great support in and out of the classroom and I have appreciated the small class size....


Student:          Axel MOREIRA
From:                Texas, USA
Destination:  Lisbon, PORTUGAL -  6 weeks
Program:         Standard Portuguese Language Studies
Lodging:         Homestay : Half-Board
Age:                  21 years old

I am doing great! I really enjoyed my time in Portugal! The school was great! I was able to increase my language fluency tremendously in 6 weeks and my host family was very nice and about 7 minutes away from the school (walking distance.) I only have positive memories from my time spent over there. The program fulfilled the cultural immersion I was hoping for, it was truly an unforgettable experience. Thank you for all you help!...


Student:          Lucy Martikyan
From:                California, USA
Destination:  Barcelona 2 weeks
Program:         Semi Standard Spanish Language Studies
Lodging:         Shared Apartment
Age:                  25 years old

I  have been mostly great, I've been busy exploring the city. Today I went to Dali's museum and it was one of the best things I've done in Spain. ... I'm really enjoying being out and loving the city.I'm happy with the overall trip, in love with the city, and thankful for the program for giving an opportunity to meet great people...


Student:          Isabela Grotto
From:                São Paulo, Brazil
Destination:  Salamanca 4 weeks
Program:         Intensive Spanish Language Studies
Lodging:         Shared Apartment
Age:                  24 years old

I had a great experience both in Salamanca and Barcelona.

Salamanca especially, I just loved every day I spent there. The school was great and I really learned a lot. The teachers were very competent and patient, and were always available to help. The housing was really good too, it was right in front of a lovely park, near the school and everything else. What I liked the most in Salamanca is the fact that it's a small town, so I could go pretty much everywhere I wanted just walking. The night life was also great, it has great bars and places to go eat and dance at night. Besides, I really got along with my roommates, they were just so sweet, we became really good friends and we still keep in touch.

...Also I would like to thank you from Nikitas 'Language Abroad Schools', for all the support and for the organization. Everything was according to the schedule, and I didn't have any problem when getting both in Salamanca and Barcelona.

I had a great experience both in Salamanca and Barcelona.

Salamanca especially, I just loved every day I spent there. The school was great and I really learned a lot. The teachers were very competent and patient, and were always available to help. The housing was really good too, it was right in front of a lovely park, near the school and everything else. What I liked the most in Salamanca is the fact that it's a small town, so I could go pretty much everywhere I wanted just walking. The night life was also great, it has great bars and places to go eat and dance at night. Besides, I really got along with my roommates, they were just so sweet, we became really good friends and we still keep in touch.

...Also I would like to thank you from Nikitas 'Language Abroad Schools', for all the support and for the organization. Everything was according to the schedule, and I didn't have any problem when getting both in Salamanca and Barcelona.


Student:          Marie Eriksson
From:                Östersund, Sweden
Destination:  Seville, 6 weeks
Program:         Intensive Spanish Language Studies
Lodging:         Shared Apartment
Age:                  22 years old"

...NIK|LAS helped me organize my language studies as well as accommodation arrangements in Seville since I was not sure which school to pick or how to find suitable accommodation. NIK|LAS provided me with a set of options and handled all practical details such as enrolment for the language course and booking of accommodation. I consider that NIK|LAS provides good quality and customized service when it comes to language courses as well as accommodation.


I would recommend this kind of service especially when you don´t speak the language very well since it helps you find a set of alternatives which will make it much easier to choose according to needs and budget."


Student:          Laura Babio
From:                Seville, Spain
Destination:  New York, NY, 2 weeks
Program:         Intensive English Language Studies
Lodging:         Shared Apartment
Age:                  35 years old

... Quería agradecer a Nikitas Language Abroad Schools el genial viaje que he realizado a New York. El alojamiento estaba bien ubicado, algo retirado del centro pero ecónomico y con muy buena comunicación que era lo que yo estaba buscando. El curso de inglés de dos semanas de duración, 5 horas diarias de lunes a viernes, estuvo genial, las clases eran amenas, muy coloquiales, el profesor facilitaba material y te da la oportunidad de relacionarte con personas de otros países.


La ciudad de New York es fantástica, en la escuela te facilitan todo tipo de información sobre el metro, sitios para visitar, eventos.... ha sido una experiencia maravillosa que espero poder volver a repetir!!!!


Student:          Axel MOREIRA
From:                Texas, USA
Destination:  Lisbon, PORTUGAL   6 weeks
Lodging:         Homestay : Half-Board
Age:                  21 years old

I am doing great! I really enjoyed my time in Portugal! The school was great! I was able to increase my language fluency tremendously in 6 weeks and my host family was very nice and about 7 minutes away from the school (walking distance.) I only have positive memories from my time spent over there. The program fulfilled the cultural immersion I was hoping for, it was truly an unforgettable experience. Thank you for all you help!...


Student:          Lucy Martikyan
From:                California, USA
Destination:  Barcelona 3 weeks
Lodging:         Shared Apartment
Age:                  25 years old

Things have been mostly great, I've been busy exploring the city. Today I went to Dali's museum and it was one of the best things I've done in Spain. ... I'm really enjoying being out and loving the city.

I'm happy with the overall trip, in love with the city, and thankful for the program for giving an opportunity to meet great people...

I really like the place I'm staying and think (my roommate) is a wonderful person...


Student:          Isabela Grotto
From:                São Paulo, Brazil
Destination:  Salamanca 4 weeks
Lodging:         Shared Apartment
Age:                  24 years old

I had a great experience both in Salamanca and Barcelona.

...The housing was really good too, it was right in front of a lovely park, near the school and everything else. What I liked the most in Salamanca is the fact that it's a small town, so I could go pretty much everywhere I wanted just walking. The night life was also great, it has great bars and places to go eat and dance at night. Besides, I really got along with my roommates, they were just so sweet, we became really good friends and we still keep in touch.

...Also I would like to thank you from Nikitas 'Language Abroad Schools', for all the support and for the organization. Everything was according to the schedule, and I didn't have any problem when getting both in Salamanca and Barcelona.


Student:          Marie Eriksson
From:                Östersund, Sweden
Destination:  Seville, 6 weeks
Lodging:         Shared Apartment
Age:                  22 years old

"... NIK|LAS helped me organize my language studies as well as accommodation arrangements in Seville since I was not sure which school to pick or how to find suitable accommodation. NIK|LAS provided me with a set of options and handled all practical details such as enrolment for the language course and booking of accommodation. I consider that NIK|LAS provides good quality and customized service when it comes to language courses as well as accommodation.


I would recommend this kind of service especially when you don´t speak the language very well since it helps you find a set of alternatives which will make it much easier to choose according to needs and budget."


Student:          Alexandra Acuculitei
From:                Brasov, Romania
Destination:  Seville, 5 months
Lodging:         Shared Apartment
Age:                 20 years old

"My experience as an Erasmus student started long before I actually arrive to Spain, back when I was searching for a place to stay in Seville, Spain. From a distance of 3000 km it is a bit hard to find quality accommodation, but luckily I found on the internet a company (NIK|LAS.com) that provided this service for me.

The first thing I noticed was the detailed offer of apartments that the website provided, inclusive with photos of the locations. Then I was pleased to find out that we could communicate through email, which reduced my costs of renting. And most of all the service of reservation in advance of the apartment with just an advanced payment trough secured internet money transfer.

Since I did not know Seville I was lucky to benefit from a 24 hours pick-up service (since I arrived in Seville at 2 am) …(with) my huge luggage 🙂

A very nice thing happened when I arrived, after signing the accommodation contract I had immediate access to internet which enabled me to communicate with the persons back home. Also, (the NIK|LAS personnel) was very nice to guide me trough the city, present it to me and helping me adjust to this new city and culture.

The apartment was precisely as illustrated in the photos so I can give you a 9.5 out of 10 for this 🙂

One thing I did not have ERASMUS students from the same University as I, as flat mates but i fact it was a richer experience this way 🙂

About the guarantee pay that I made at the beginning it was all returned to me in full 🙂 as stipulated in the contract (of course I did not brought any damages to the apartment . …It was very very important the fact that we had signed a contract all being legal this way. I had friends that had very unpleasant experiences because they did not have such a contract.

If I were to live in Spain one more time, I would definitely go trough this company again. So I recommend it to anyone who needs such a service."

Student:          Angela Tenney
From:                USA
Destination:  Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, BRAZIL -  2 months (2009)
Program:         Internship in Chemistry

..I spent two months working for ZAB Comolimpa Industria Quimica in Vitória da Conquista, Bahia. I worked in the laboratory of their main factory, where I ran quality control tests on samples of each product before it was packaged and sold. Because the company was relatively small, I was able to learn the entire process of production, from making the bottles to loading the delivery trucks, and I also got to see how the different departments of the company worked with each other.

Without a doubt my favorite part of the experience were the people I met, including my boss who arranged fun trips for me to other factories, his daughters who loved practicing their English with me, and, most importantly, the people I lived with, who welcomed me as a member of their family from the very minute I arrived and took such good care of me that I never felt lonely or homesick for my own family. I had an absolutely amazing time in Brazil and have no doubt that I will be returning many times in the future."


Student:          Beatriz Medina
From:                Mexico
Destination:  São Paulo, São Paulo, BRAZIL -   3 months (2010)
Program:         Internship in  Tourism Business
Age:                   20 years old

...I wanted to do an internship in a foreign country but I have never thought about Brazil. I did an internship as bar assistant, in the bar-restaurant "BARNALDO-LUCRECIA" SP, SAO PAULO. I loved the city in all ways. Sao Paulo is an incredible place and it doesn't stops!!! Sao has everything: "good food, nice night clubs, friendly and smiling people".
At the Bar, I learned a lot of things, the people from Barnaldo are wonderful and bar has an environment that makes you feel always happy, besides its unique and quality service.

(I chose the host family accommodation), ...and I had the luck to know a family that always helped me in every moment. Actually most of the people I met so far are a true inspiration to me, they all have always a lot of energy and the best attitude to do everything. Here in Sao Paulo everybody lives from their passion.

I think Brasil is a great country to do any kind of thing, specially an exchange. I believe that you will fall in love with everything. During my internship I participated in an interview of a television program. I loved it, it was very interesting because it was live, we talked about cultural internship and the point of discussion was to know whether it is better to work or to study. I believe both are very good because you gain a personal experience and a lot of knowledge but you also share and simultaneously create new life experiences and friendships for a lifetime.


Student:          Callie Starkey
From:                UK
Destination:  São Paulo, São Paulo, BRAZIL  - 4 months (2009)
Program:         Internship in Architecture

“...my internship has been incredible. I chose Brazil because it is somewhere that not a lot of English people know too much about. I wanted to discover a totally new environment to force myself to face the unknown to build my confidence in new situations.

“...my internship has been incredible. I chose Brazil because it is somewhere that not a lot of English people know too much about. I wanted to discover a totally new environment to force myself to face the unknown to build my confidence in new situations.

Now I realise there is nothing too difficult or scary in this world to face. São Paulo is fun and full of life and not as dangerous as my research suggested.

My biggest love is the food here. "Por kilo" especially is so fresh and healthy, my body is thanking me for not eating English junk food. Learning about 35% of Portuguese, a language I never heard before was at first very difficult, but in only 2 months and a half and a lot of effort I can´t believe how much I understand and can speak! It is a big reward to join in with a conversation. The people are some of the friendliest people I have ever met and I would gladly live here. I have never felt lonely here. I will be taking back the warmth of "Gringa" to England with me.

My company "Mauro Munhoz Arquitectura" is brilliant. I have been on 2 site visits, getting a peek into the Pacembu museum de futebol and Estudios Quantos(television studios) in construction. After working in only a small company in England, this is a big leap up the ladder. I have also visited Foz de Iguaçu, São Sebastion, Praia Guaica, Paraty and Ouro Preto. To me these are places in paradise and saving all my money has been so worth it now that I can keep these memories of a lifetime."

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