Welcome to the ten new starters at Lexis Byron Bay this week!
Sandro is from Switzerland and lives with his family in Zurich. His family consists of his mother, father and sister. He enjoys playing soccer for his local club and works for the Swiss postal service. He decided to study English at Lexis Byron Bay after his sister visited Byron Bay and told him how wonderful the town is. He will be in Australia for the next three months before returning to Switzerland to do his military service.
Michelle is from the beautiful city of Zurich in Switzerland. She is an only child and likes to draw, read books and spend time with friends. She works as a Draughtsperson and Site Manager for an architecture company. She decided to study English in Australia because her aunty lives here, in the Mount Burrell area between Nimbin and Uki, and has spent the past two weeks with her there. She plans to stay in Byron Bay for the next three months before travelling around Australia.
Delphine is from Switzerland and is the middle child, with an older brother and a younger sister. She enjoys spending time with friends and keeping active with crossfit, running and cycling. She works as a Secretary for a food company in Switzerland. Ten years ago she lived in Germany so that she could learn German which she needs for her job. She has always dreamed of visiting Australia which is why she decided to study English here, and chose Byron Bay for the small town and open space. She hopes to do a little bit of travel after her studies to see the Australian lifestyle and to learn how to surf.
Maxime is from Switzerland and is the youngest of four brothers in his family. He has a lot of hobbies, one of which is playing soccer for a local team. He studied at High School for three years but found it very boring and felt it seemed more like ten years! He came to study in Australia so that he could improve his English to help with travelling and because he wants to become a teacher when he returns home.
Rosa is from Spain and is one of five in her family including her mother, father and two younger brothers. She is originally from Valencia but has lived in Ibiza for the past three years. She likes animals, gastronomy, sports and history. She came to Australia to learn English and chose Byron Bay for the beautiful beaches and people. She hopes to improve her English so that she can work here and in other cities that she visits as a tourist.
Alejandra is from Spain and lives in Ibiza. She is youngest of three siblings, with her parents and brother living in Castellon and her sister living in Valencia. She works as a Physiotherapist and would like to study to become a Personal Trainer. She loves playing sports, cooking, reading about nutrition and medicine, nature and films. She decided to study English in Australia because it is the most difficult accent for her to understand and chose to live in Byron Bay because it is quite similar to Ibiza. She plans to find a job and a place to live here in Byron Bay and hopes to stay for a year so that she can learn as much English as possible!
Barbara is from Brazil and is one of six siblings in her family, with her four sisters and one brother. She lives in her own place and has two cats who she loves! She works as a Branch Manager for an Education Agency and her job is to help students who want to study abroad. She chose to come to Australia so that she could use her holidays to study English while also enjoying the beaches and atmosphere of this amazing country. She hopes to improve her English while she is here as she uses the language a lot at work. In the future she plans to take an English exam such as Cambridge CAE or IELTS.
Yurina is from Japan and is one of five in her family, including her mother, father, brother and sister. She enjoys watching movies. She came to Australia to study English because she wants to improve her speaking skills. She hopes to work in Australia but wants to improve her English so that one day she can speak more fluently.
Emi is from Japan and lives with her mother, brother and grandmother. After her father passed away one year ago, she decided to do the many things that she wants to try in life. She loves travelling, in Japan with her family and overseas. She also likes playing sports such as basketball, tennis and yoga. She works as a banker and enjoys talking with her customers and helping them plan for their financial future. She enjoys studying and learning new things, and decided to study English so that she can talk with people from all over the world. She likes the Australian people, the warm weather and would like to visit Ayers Rock which is why she decided to study English in Australia.
Shirori is from Japan. She studied English at Lexis Perth for four weeks before transferring to Byron Bay to see the other side of the country. She hopes to improve her English and is looking forward to her time in Byron Bay!