Uschi from Carinthia, Austria
Uschi has been bringing her groups to Exeter for three years. Her school's Local Organiser, Elisabeth, was a veteran of more than 10 years of bringing groups to Exeter. After Elisabeth retired, Uschi took over the role for her school.
Our courses are advertised in the school Yearbook, and each year a new group of 30 students signs up for our programme in Exeter. We are looking forward to welcoming Uschi and her students back to IPC in 2019.
Annie and Bernhard from Paris, France
Parisians Annie and Bernhard enjoy an exciting retirement. Annie is a retired teacher and Bernhard a retired auctioneer. They spend most of the year travelling to exotic places - Annie is a tour leader and Bernhard loves to travel. Each summer Annie and Bernhard travel to Exeter - one of the more exotic destinations in their calendar - with 30 students from the St Maure banlieue of Paris.
Annie publicises IPC Summer School to parents at her old school and then organises a tea party at her home to explain it all. The courses are always popular and we always enjoy spending a fortnight with Annie and Bernhard when they come to Exeter.
Lorella from Northern Italy
On the right in this photo is our great friend Lorella. She is a keen traveller - so much so that at her school in Northern Italy she is known as 'The Lady With The Suitcase'! Lorella makes many exciting trips each year, the highlight being her annual trip to Exeter with around 25 students. Recently her son, Nicola, completed a week's work experience at IPC and had a great week working with the team. Lorella has been coming to Exeter for more than 10 years: she and her lovely students are always welcome at IPC.
Friedrich from Vienna, Austria
Friedrich recently retired after an inspiring career as an English teacher at a school not far from Vienna, Austria. He now spends his free time travelling to improve his languages and taking advantage of the mountain air outside the busy holiday times. Thankfully Friedrich, another long serving IPC Local Organiser, has continued to bring students to Exeter in his retirement and we look forward to welcoming Friedrich and his team back in 2019.
Pawel from Warsaw, Poland
Pawel runs his own language schol in Warsaw as well as working as a teacher of English in the Polish state system. He came to IPC twelve years ago to join a teacher training course and has been coming back ever since to join IPC Summer School each summer, usually with his wife and family. Pawel's daughter is a singer and pianist and this year she did very well in our Talent Night competition. We look forward to welcoming Pawel back to Exeter one Summer in the near future.
Carmen from Italy
The lovely Carmen brings her little group from Italy each year having been introduced to IPC by our old friend Wally. Carmen's son Davide has spent three summers with IPC - last year he won our 'Best Boy' award and left with the trophy at our Awards Night on the last day of summer school.
Ignasi from Catalonia, Spain
In 1996 Josep Iglesias first came to IPC Exeter with a group of Spanish students from his school in Catalonia. Josep was a PE teacher then. Now a member of the school management team, Josep passed on IPC Exeter duties to his colleague Ignasi (right) who came to Exeter for the first time last year. The school now sends students to Exeter every other year with Josep and Ignasi alternating in the role of IPC course organiser.