The last week for our Cambridge courses has arrived and I caught up with Martina to reflect on her time here in Byron.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself and where you are from…
My name is Martina and I’m from the Swiss mountains.
What did you do back at home and what made you decide to come to Australia?
I have just recently completed my Bachelor in Education (Primary). Just before I came to Byron I was waitressing in a café in my village in order to save up money to come here. I wanted to come to Byron because I had heard a lot of good things from friends of mine who had come here previously.
How long have you been at GV Byron and what are you studying?
I have been here for three months and am studying the Cambridge Advanced English Exam preparation course.
What do you plan to do when you have completed your studies with us?
First I party! Then I will do the best I can to enjoy my last week here in beautiful Byron Bay. Sadly, after that, I have to return to Switzerland as I have a job waiting for me. I will be sad to leave but I’m looking forward to being able to snowboard again.
What has been the single best moment that you have experienced since you joined GV Byron?
There has been no “single best moment” I have to say. There have been lots of different and special moments which I am that I will remember for the rest of my life. I have made lots of friends with people from all over the world. The staff have been really supportive and friendly, the activities have been fun, and I have also improved my English and am confident (although nervous) that I am ready for my test.
What is your favourite place in Byron?
The school during the day, going to the beautiful beaches around Byron and of course.. THE RAILS.
Is there anything you’d like to add??
I’ve really had a great time, and I’m going to miss Byron and you guys very much.