Michael is from Switzerland and has been a student at Lexis Byron Bay for 10 weeks. He is graduating today and will be missed at school and at his Homestay. I chatted with Michael today to find out more about his time in Australia…
Michael has been in Australia for ten weeks and has spent the whole time in Byron Bay. He chose to come to Australia because he loves to surf, and his favourite thing about Byron Bay is having the ocean so close and always being barefoot!
Now that he has graduated, he is going to travel in Australia to meet up with friends and drive from Brisbane to Sydney. Then he sadly has to go back to Switzerland – in his first week in Australia, he injured his shoulder while surfing, and has to return to Switzerland to get it fixed. He plans return to his work as a carpenter in Switzerland so he can save up to do a surfing trip around Australia when his shoulder is better.
Michael lived in a Homestay during his time in Australia. He said,
“I really love the homestay, I feel like part of the family – we always have fun and make jokes. It has become my home.”
In his Homestay family is Dayan, who is 14 years old. Michael went to Dayan’s school and taught his class about European Handball. Michael played in a Handball association in Switzerland for four years when he was 14-18 years old, so was able to teach the class of 18 students the rules of Handball. They got really excited when he taught them some tricks, like playing a shot behind the back and had a lot of fun using the new rules in their Handball games at school.
Thanks for chatting with me Michael! It was lovely to meet you and we look forward to seeing you back in Byron Bay one day!