Maria is Russian and, having previously attended the British International School of Moscow for 9 years, had no previous experience of boarding before joining her GSA Boarding school in Year 8. She chose boarding because it was a new experience and her parents live abroad. She loves the close relationship between all the boarders in her boarding House, especially the relationship between the different year groups. Maria feels that she has gained understanding and valuable experience of living with other people in close quarters for an extended period of time. She plans to go to university in England to study politics.
“Boarding is a unique experience as it allows girls from all over the world to develop close family-like relationships and learn about each other’s cultures as well as learning to live independently.”