Cindi studied at Henley High School from 2015 to 2018. While studying in South Australia Cindi lived with a homestay and although she is back in Shanghai, China now she still has a great relationship with them and keeps in touch through social media. Cindi even took her homestay on a trip to China last year.
Cindi is currently studying a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) through the University of South Australia.
We asked Cindi what she missed most about studying with South Australian Government Schools, she replied “Oh, it is so difficult to pick one thing that I miss the most. There are so many things I miss about studying with South Australian Government Schools because this is one of the best experiences of my life. For example, engaging and being included in the school environment, free choices of non-compulsory subjects, nice and helpful classmates, and so on.
If I have to pick one thing that I miss most was responsible, friendly, professional and inclusive teachers. ‘Inclusive’ is one of qualities that Henley High school teachers have and that I valued the most. As a new international student who was from another culture, Henley High School teachers were all nice and professional and believed that I could reach my potentials in a mainstream class, just like other English speaking background students. I am very appreciative of their support and patience since I am learning to be a teacher now, I know how hard it is.”
We also asked Cindi what advice she would give to students considering South Australia as a study destination. She said “I strongly recommend new students to choose South Australia as a study destination because it is a welcoming and affordable place. I can say Adelaide is a premier learning city. People here are nice and friendly, so you will feel very included and welcomed. It is also an affordable and liveable place because you will get students discount in all costs of living, just like local students. I suggest you could have a look at South Australian Government Schools’ website and StudyAdelaide’s websites before you come to South Australia because they provide useful information about what Adelaide is like and what you need to do before your departure and arrival.”