Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
IT ALL STARTED when I wanted to leave Germany for a year, to see how it is to be away from family and because I wanted to improve my English.
I wasn’t sure where I should go, perhaps to the USA or the UK. While looking for the place that was right for me, I happened to find the perfect school. It would go to three different countries a year.
The school I found was THINK Global School. I applied and was so happy to be accepted.
During the Stockholm term, I discovered fourteen brothers and sisters. I’d never bonded with anyone else so much as I did with my new friends. When I came home after Stockholm, I realized just what I had learned. I found out that there is so much more to the world than what I valued in my previous life before TGS.
I had one of the best times of my life when in Sydney, and again, it was life-changing. It was in Beijing when I only had three months left with the school that I started to think about life away from the school.
During my time at TGS, I learned a lot: who I am and what I have to do. It has been an enlightenment for me. I met people who will be part of my life forever.
I can say without a doubt that my year at TGS was the best year of my life.