Hello from the Mediterranean

What is a better way to celebrate your achievements for the entire year than to spend it at the Mediterranean Sea?

“Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life. A child is given to the universe to be educated.” - Frederick William Robertson

As you can see on my other social media platforms, I am currently on summer holidays for a short period in Israel. This is my fourth time visiting this gorgeous country. I was urgently in need of some vitamin D dose (and some vitamin sea hehe) especially because I spent all year in the extreme cold weathers like Astana and Boston. Just because I am on holidays does not mean I have to stop studying. As a matter of fact, I am managing three courses this summer (one world literature and two computer science courses), but thanks to the online flexible courses, I get to study wherever I am on this planet as long as there is Wifi. I am a firm believer of education outside of the box; that education shall not be restricted to the traditional study desks but rather shall be integrated closely with daily life. When I was a child attending the international school, they allowed us to form in groups and head off to study anywhere, be it on the playground, the roof of the building or on the soccer field while eating ice cream. Such open minded systems gave us abilities to obtain flexible and critical thinking skills to create ideas outside of the box. As Roberston quotes, "Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life. A child is given to the universe to be educated." I hope everybody has a great vacation too!

Sayaka xx

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