As today was the last day of our FCE class I caught up with Maddy to chat about her time here…
Please tell us a little bit about yourself and where you are from…
My name is Maddy, and I’m from Columbia, Bogata which is the capital of my country.
What did you do back at home and what made you decide to come to Australia?
I was studying at the University in Colombia as well as working for an airline company as a programme developer. I decided to come to Australia as it has been my dream for a long time ago to come here. I have always dreamed of seeing the wild animals, such as Koalas and Kangaroos as they are so different from what we have at home. I also wanted to see some of the beautiful beaches and the handsome surfers!!
How long have you been at GV Byron and what are you studying?
I have been studying here for three months and have two months to go. I am studying the FCE at the moment which finishes on Friday and then I will be joining the IELTS class.
What do you plan to do when you have completed your studies with us?
Well firstly, I hope I pass the IELTS exam and then I really want to find a job in Australia. I have also been lucky enough to meet the love of my life here and we are going to get married in a few months time which I am really excited about.
What has been the single best moment that you have experienced since you joined GV Byron?
I think my teachers are really great people and really kind and it has been a very open and caring environment. I have learnt not only formal language here, but have also been taught lots about Australian culture and slang, and I have really liked that. My classmates have been really fun too and it has been nice to meet people from all round the world.
What is your favourite place in Byron?
Wow! That’s really difficult. The Pass is really beautiful and you can see lots of surfers, not only that, but from the top of the hill there is an amazing view. There is a really fun BBQ place there as well, where people from all over the world can meet.
Thanks Maddy! We wish you all the best for your upcoming wedding and life in Australia.