New Starters – Monday 30th June


Today we welcome three new students; Lea from France, Noriko from Japan and Micha (Mike) from Switzerland.

Parisian Lea is here on our Teen Activity Programme. This means that she will be studying English for 3 hours in the morning and surfing all afternoon. She has surfed a little before, in the south of France but doesn’t know it she can remember how to do it! She actually has a twisted ankle right now, but she’s determined not to let that ruin her fun.

Noriko is a nurse in Japan. She has wanted to travel to Australia and improve her English for years. Today, after 10 years, she finally turns her dreams into a reality. She chose Byron Bay because she had seen pictures in a magazine and thought that it looked gorgeous and so different from her hometown, Tokyo.

Mike is currently studying a Masters in Law and is also a snowboarding instructor and a volunteer at a centre for asylum seekers. He’s in Byron Bay for the surf and, after leaving here, will head to Bali for some more waves.

Next year, multi-talented Mike is going to Ukraine to continue his studies and to improve his Russian.

Welcome guys. We hope you all have a wonderful time here in Byron Bay.

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