St Johnsbury Academy

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

“The best choice that I have ever made was choosing to study abroad and leave my home for the very first time four years ago. Yes, at first it was really hard for me and I was terrified because of the language barrier, cultural differences, and many other unforeseeable problems that I will be facing on my own. There were a lot of obstacles throughout the way, but then I realized that’s exactly the reason why I am here. We study abroad to learn how to be independent, to take in a new culture, to explore the world, and most importantly, to get a better education. When I was at St Johnsbury, I was really impressed and surprised about their style of education, the teachers would always make sure that everyone is involved with the conversation in class and the class never gets bored. St Johnsbury is like a big family to me, my second home. Now, even though I already graduated, I still kept in touch with all my friends back then and I always feel so amazed by how I have friends from all around the world. To me, St Johnsbury is the best high school because this school surely helps me find my passion, build my own path, and pursue my dream. I’m currently studying fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and I can never be more grateful that I chose to study in the States.”