ECI’s Austrian students are now TV stars!

Visiting Coit Tower, Fisherman’s Wharf, and 7Live TV show

After making the trip up to San Francisco on both Caltrain and BART, we walked over to the Ferry Building for a quick break before our busy day. The Ferry Building is one of my favorite spots in SF. Outside today we saw a Farmer’s Market, where local farmers bring their fresh fruits, veggies, meat, and fish. There are also food tents where you can get yummy fresh food. Inside there are many stalls also selling fresh fruit, meat, and fish, plus chocolates, olive oil, gellato, coffee, wine, oysters, burgers, fresh bread, cheeses, and unique mushrooms (even mushroom ice cream!). While paying attention to the signs, Felix asked me what “sustainable” means when talking about food? In California, it’s common to advertise if a farmer’s crops are organic, locally grown, and sustainably raised.

Hike up to Coit Tower

Next we walked up to the famous Coit Tower. I’m not sure how many steps there were to the top, but there were many! It seemed as if the stairs lead straight up. Once at the top we had a great view of the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. There were only a few complaints about the walk, but I think they enjoyed the view. We then headed over to Fisherman’s Wharf, where the students sampled chocolates, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls, and hot dogs. This is a great place to get an “I Love SF” t-shirt, so I’m pretty sure I saw a few of those in some bags. There have been some funny food requests. Johanas wanted to know where to get Jelly Beans and Christopher wanted to know where he could get a donut. We found both!

After a week in America, we’re already on TV!

After Fisherman’s Wharf, we walked over to the ABC channel 7 TV station. We were going to be in the live studio audience on a show called 7Live. It’s a show about everything from today’s headlines, fashion, local news, pop culture, deals around the bay, and sometimes special guest stars. I’m not sure everyone understood everything in the show, but it was a fun experience. Thank you again to everyone at 7Live for being such wonderful hosts! You can see the episode on their website, and the students make many appearances: ECI study abroad students from Austria on 7Live

– Marya

Return to the U.S. this summer with ECI!

Want more opportunities to improve your English and explore California? Then enroll in one of our summer immersion programs for European students. You’ll find all the details on the Edu-Culture International, Europe website.

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