Read more: Sayo Komaki
The 6 months I spent here can be described with one word only: fantastic. From the first hours, where Mr. Trotter picked me up from the airport in Tauranga and bought me a toothbrush because my luggage hadn't arrived yet ,until my final days where I had to say goodbye to a lot of students, I always felt a very strong sense of acceptance and friendliness from the Kiwis.
Read more: Quirin
I really enjoyed my time in NZ. Some of my highlights were my trip to South Island, the extremely exciting bungy jump. Some other nice trips I did were the outdoor education trips (Tongariro crossing, Kayaking at Lake Tarawera and the Kauaeranga Valley tramp.
Read more: Nathanael
Hi! My name is Michiko. I'm from Osaka. I like animals and nature.
My hobby is to play volleyball. When I was a junior high school, I joined the volleyball club. I decided to study abroad because I it has always been my dream.
I owe thanks to my family, because they supported me and helped me realise my dream. I feel that if I can learn English well, it will help me with university and getting a job.
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I’m one of the Swiss girls of the exchangies 2010 and my name is Livia Hochstrasser. Switzerland is my home and I will turn 18 this year. One of my biggest interests is gymnastics. I’m here for half a year so I will leave in July.
There are a lot of reasons why I’m doing an exchange programme. First of all I want to improve my English. I want to get to know a different culture and meet new people from all over the world. I decided to go to the otherside of the world because a lot of friends told me about the fascinating nature, the interesting culture and the nice accent of New Zealand.
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No, I'm not from China and I'm also not from Germany. I'm a real Swiss girl, maybe the first at this school since a long time ;) my name is Lena Rhonheimer, even if you can't say my given name though. I'm now 17 years old and more than happy with my decision to go to New Zealand. But first I will tell you something about me...
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N.Z. is beautiful country, and I have experienced a lot of new things.(like eight ball, surfing) A lot of N.Z. people are friendly to me. Some of them are interesting, and are kind. I like all of them! I could meet a lot of over seas students.(German, French, Belgium, Italian, Brazilian, Dutch) I get along well with them. I also like all of them!! I learn a lot of new things from all of them. I also want to tell them about Japan(Japanese culture or food etc....)
Read more: Kohei
I had such a great time here; I still remember my first days in Waihi. Everything was new and I was excited by all the new impressions, but after living for almost one year in New Zealand it really feels like home.
Read more: Jana
The are some reasons why I choose New Zealand. At first there is of course the amazing landscape. I saw some pictures of it in magazines or in the TV and they were wonderful. So I thought that I like to go there. The next reason is that I heart from some of my friends, who were in New Zealand, only positive things about their time here. They said that the people are very friendly and open and they help to make your start very easy and to have a great time. So I think that New Zealand is the ideal country for me to go. I like it also, because it is the country, which is the furthest country from my home, so that it is really something special to go there for a long time.
Read more: Franziska