Hi I’m Lina from South Korea, and came to Adelaide as an International student to study at Reynella East College. I will be here for one year in year 8 as I am fourteen years old. I have enjoyed being in an Australian school. In comparison to our school in South Korea some of the differences are that we have a choice in selecting our own subjects to study, the school rules are not that strict and the school day finishes early. So I am enjoying the extra time with my host family and host sisters. We play board games or have some snacks together.
My favourite subjects have been Technology and learning the Japanese language. The Australian students have been friendly towards me and have taught me Aussie slang that they use in daily conversations.
While I have been in Adelaide, I have experienced various homestay families and this has given me the opportunity to see different life styles. The homestay family I’m living with now has two more International students living with them. Both girls are from Vietnam, they are 16years old and attend the same school as me. We enjoy family dinners together, and discuss various topics about Australia and our countries differences re guarding food, life style and activities. My host family have three beautiful cats living inside and I live to play with them and they also sometimes like to come to my room.
My host family loves animals and going to visit Adelaide zoo, Monarto and Cleland Wildlife Park. I love going shopping with my host sisters and they love my K-POP music. The host mother likes to cook different foods at the dinner table. My host father loves to talk about Australian foot ball and he’s very happy when his team wins. However, he is very disappointed when his team loses.
I will be leaving at the end of the year December 2018 and I will take away many happy memories from South Australia and share these with my family and friends. I will tell my school in Korea and encourage other students to come here and enjoy some wonderful experiences, too. I would like to one day visit Adelaide again in the future maybe with my family.