Deciding to study in South Australia is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. Everyone here, whether it would be my homestay or my fellow students, are very supportive and welcoming. By stepping out of my comfort zone and coming to Adelaide, I have made many wonderful friendships and gained so many unforgettable experiences!
At first, I found it a bit difficult to adapt to the new lifestyle and environment, but with the support of my friends and homestay family, Adelaide has become my second home. Although making friends was quite challenging for me, I learned to become more sociable. People in South Australia are very approachable and friendly that it wasn’t hard to adapt.
My homestay parents are one of the friendliest people I’ve ever met, and they always support me in everything I do. I have also become the best of friends with my homestay sisters. In our family, we spend a lot of quality time together. Sometimes, we go to the beach. Sometimes, we play games and cook together. Sometimes, we make hot chocolate and have a movie night. Other times, we talk about our future and aspirations. We also went to Cleland Wildlife Park and I saw kangaroos, koalas and many other animals for the first time ever!
One of the best experiences I had in Australia is being part of the South Australia Police (SAPOL) class of 2017 in Adelaide High School, which is about learning to work as a team and citizenship. Through SAPOL, I have learned many life lessons, while making unbreakable friendships and so many unforgettable memories. I went camping for the first time with the SAPOL class and I had to opportunity to work with Cancer Council and the Smith Family as well. It was a fantastic and fun experience. I enjoyed learning new things, while also helping people at the same time. Other than SAPOL, I enjoy other subjects in school such as Food Technology, Biology, English and more. I also enjoy co-curricular activities at school such as being a peer leader and an international ambassador.