I came to Australia to study in a different learning environment since I did not like the Korean learning style. On top of that, in Korea, it was hard to get opportunities to learn about space and astronomy, which are my areas of interest. The reason I chose the Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS) was the unique learning environment and the free atmosphere of the ASMS, which help students to enjoy learning. The study curriculum of the ASMS focused on science and mathematics, was also a reason why I chose the ASMS since I am interested in science and mathematics.
It has been 10 months since I came to Australia. I studied for 1 term at the Blackwood High School in the Intensive Secondary English Class before entering ASMS to improve my English skills. In the first semester of ASMS, I attended three Central Studies subjects, the Biodiversity, the Dream Design and Develop and Order from Chaos. These three Central Study subjects were helpful for developing my capabilities. Meanwhile, participating in the Learning Studies curriculum helped me to be a better self-directed learner.
While being a student of ASMS, I had some great opportunities like Biodiversity camp week or the Sports Day. The Biodiversity camp week was a very unique and special experience, allowing students to learn about field science techniques by actually experiencing fieldwork for 5 days. In addition, an English as an Additional Language support class, made by the school for international students, was extremely helpful for developing my English skills, especially in grammar and writing skills.