Welcome to the seven new starters at Lexis Byron Bay this week!
Gaetan is from Switzerland and is one of four in his family, including his mother, father and brother. He likes riding bikes, playing video games and, above all, doing these things with friends and family. After high school, he completed an apprenticeship as a mechanic before then studying Engineering. He is now studying English in Australia to enjoy the sun and the beach before returning to Switzerland to do his time in the army. In the future he hopes to do a Masters in Mechanics.
Franny is originally from the Dominican Republic but she now lives in Switzerland. She is one of eight in her family, with her mother and two of her brothers also living in Switzerland, and her father, sister and two more brothers still living in the Dominican Republic. She enjoys learning and speaking different languages, going to the beach, playing sport and cooking. After completing her studies and then working for a year at a university, she decided to study English in Australia for a new experience. She will be with us at Lexis Byron Bay for three weeks before travelling for another month.
Beatrice is from Switzerland and is one of three siblings, with a sister and a brother. She loves music, playing sport and enjoying life as much as possible! She completed high school two years ago and is now a professional Skier. Skiing is her passion and also her job, but right now she is injured so decided to travel to Australia. She would like to improve her English and learn more about different people and cultures. After five weeks of studying at Lexis Byron Bay she will return home to begin her rehabilitation and hopefully her skiing comeback!
Estefania is from Spain and is one of four in her family, with her mother, father and younger brother, plus her grandmother who is like her second mum! She loves sports and usually starts the day with an early morning run. For the past ten years she has worked as a model and hostess which allowed her to meet a lot of interesting people from all around the world. Last year she started studying Interior Design and is now taking a break to improve her English and hopes to become fluent. She decided to study in Australia to discover another way of life while being able to continue enjoying her fit and healthy lifestyle.
Karla is from Brazil and lives with her parents and younger sister. She enjoys going to the beach and watching movies. She studied Advertising and has a postgraduate degree in Cultural Production, and is partway through a second postgraduate degree in Quality Management which she will complete when she returns to Brazil. She chose to study in Australia because it is a safe country with lots of beautiful nature. She also wanted to experience living in a small town, so different from her big city, which is why she came to Lexis Byron Bay.
Emiko is from Japan and is one of four in her family, including her mother, father and older sister. She also has a cute dog called Annie and some fish. She likes cooking, drawing, latte art and spending time relaxing. She studied English for two months in the Philippines and came here to continue improving her knowledge so that she can make friends with people from all over the world. She is looking forward to exploring the town of Byron Bay and hopes to find work in Australia, either here or in Brisbane. She also hopes to spend lots of time at the beach with friends making lots of wonderful memories of her time here!
Bruno is from Brazil and has a sister (who speaks English very well) and a lovely dog called Rocky. He loves sports, though he watches more than he plays now, an also likes reading, bike riding, playing video games and going out for dinner or to the movies with his girlfriend. He studied Physical Education and Industrial Design and has worked as a Personal Trainer, a Pilates Instructor and a Gym Instructor. He decided to study in Australia because it is one of the few countries that allow you to work while you study and he also has a network of friends here. He hopes to speak English very well so that he can travel and live in any place in the world.