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Student Testimonials

Luise from Germany, Year 12, 2014

I decided to go for an exchange at Long Bay College in New Zealand for one year. I wanted to make some unique experiences and to improve my English. I met heaps of amazing people who made my stay here so great and unforgettable and hopefully I’ll stay in contact with them for a long time. I’ll miss New Zealand so much and I’m so glad about the friends and experiences I made here.

Giovanni from Italy, Year 13, 2014

I came to New Zealand to study English. Long Bay College is a very nice school to do that and you can also do a lot of things during the time that you spend here. I have particularly enjoyed Media Studies and Physical Education but also the other subjects are great. Here you can choose subjects that in Italy you can’t do, like Cooking or Drama. I spend my free time with my friends in places near school or in Auckland city. My down-under experience was amazing. I would suggest to everybody to try it because you will really enjoy your time here.

Susanne from Germany, Year 13, 2013

I came to Long Bay College because I wanted to see how it is to live for one year on the other side of the world. Everything here is different: The people, the nature, the school. The subjects I did at Long Bay College are English, Painting, Dance, Cuisine Studies, Calculus, Science and Drama. I enjoyed how I could choose from a wide range of subjects and so learn the things I am really interested in. I also liked how close the school is to the beach and how it only takes half an hour to get to the city- the area here is perfect! After school I danced a lot and spent time with my friends. The most exciting thing I did was travelling through New Zealand because the nature is just amazing. I got to see so many beautiful places and did fun stuff like kayaking, rafting, jet skiing and a Canyon Swing.

I love how I met so many people and how I got more independent through all the challenges a year on the other side of the world brings with it.

Francesco from Italy, Year 13, 2013

I am Francesco and I am 17 years old.  I decided to come to New Zealand mostly to improve my English but also to play rugby, my favourite sport.  I am glad I have accomplished both my aims and I have had a lot of fun in the process.  The rugby team have been awesome, everybody is very nice and helpful and I have had an amazing experience playing with them here as it is different to playing rugby in Italy.  The teachers are all nice and kind and very helpful.  The staff in the International Department are so friendly and helpful.  The time has passed so quickly and I don’t want to leave this beautiful country and its amazing people.

Saskia from Germany, Year 12, 2013

I chose to come to New Zealand because it fascinated me with its huge variety of different cultures, people and nature. When I crossed the Harbour Bridge for the first time, I could not believe I would be living here for one year; I was simply amazed by the skyline of Auckland City and its beautiful nature. It had always been my dream to live close to the water; going to the beach after school and getting a nice tan in the incredibly strong New Zealand sun is just a wonderful lifestyle. Its location had been one of the reasons why I chose Long Bay College. Another reason was certainly the big choice of subjects. I did Music, Media Studies, Drama, Photography, Cooking, English, Maths and Science. Music was my favourite subject because the music department there is just awesome! However, the best thing I did in New Zealand was travelling. During my summer holiday I went to the South Island and during autumn break I went to the Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga. Especially my bungy jump, sky dive, rafting, jet skiing and kayaking will always be beautiful memories of my time as an international student in New Zealand.

During this year abroad I learnt so much, made friends from all over the world and had heaps of fun.

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