Blast from the Past!


Welcome back Jari!

Ex-student Jari is back in Byron this week and he came to visit to let us know what he’s been up to…

I came to Byron Bay to study English in January this year. The Lexis staff encouraged me to sit for the Cambridge Advanced English exam.

I really enjoyed the class and the experience of sharing the challenge of sitting for an international exam with my class mates.

I loved meeting people from all over the world and the Byron staff were really encouraging and helpful.

I also enjoyed the Lexis activities which involved International cooking and interacting with other students.

I then travelled the east coast of Aussie and NZ and got the shock of my life getting off the plane on Anzac Day to minus 5!

When I came back to Australia I worked at a juice bar in Sydney and also doing some fundraising. I had an awesome time living in a share house and meeting lots of new people…now I have over 5000 photos of my Aussie experience!

Now I’ve come back to Byron because it was my favourite place to be – I’m looking for a job and hoping to stay here for as long as I can. My host family here was amazing, kind and fun and I am on my way to go and visit her right now and surprise her!

And best of all, I passed my Advanced English exam!



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