I am happy to have been able to participate in the English Summer Language Intensive Program at Bard College. It was not a tourist trip to the USA, or only a chance to learn about the country's educational system. We were truly immersed in student life, which was difficult but very interesting. Now I know first-hand about American student life, campus, "sleeping" at the library, eating at the canteen, and, of course, about studying. I have significantly improved my English, discovered a new, previously unknown country, and made new friends.