Testimonials

 

Margherita Gori: Italy

Allora da dove iniziare …Inanzitutto ciao! Sono Margherita Gori, vengo dall’ italia prima di parlarti della mia esperienza fantastica ,voglio premettere che tutto quello che ti diro sara'nient’ altro che la verita.

Inanzitutto complimentI per la scelta che hai fatto, sei capitato in una delle scuole piu belle e piu adatte agli exchange student.

In questa scuola hanno un programma fantastico per gli exchange student, apparte le miriadi di gite dedicate a not exchange student,la scuola ha organizzato un programma di inserimento per gli exchenge fantastico sia a scuola che fuori.

Sicuramente prima o poi conoscerai gli studenti adetti agli exchange student, dove ti mostreranno la scuola ,la citta e altri luoghi di svago. Con loro la mia integrazione a scuola e stata facilissima,vedrai sara cosi ache per te.

Tutti a scuola mi salutano e sanno il mio nome,ne sono davvero grata , tutti davvero carini e disponibili. Questo tema in teoria dovrebbe darti dei consigli su come affrontare la scuola e la tua vita giornaliera, ma credimi non ti servira nessun consiglio gli Australiani sono persone cosi amorevoli, sopratutto qui a scuola.

Ecco un buon consiglio potrebbe essere: se hai qualche problema non esitarei a chiedere, vedrai non avrai nessun tipo di difficolta. Qui ho fatto davvero tante amicizie, e mi auguro che tu ne faccia altrettante. Parlando dell’argomento gite qua credo di aver passato piu tempo allo zoo, a serfare,in citta che a scuola!!!

Mentre ti scrivo questa lettera la mia testa sta gia pensando a come organizzare la mia valigia per i tre giorni di campeggio che mi aspettano questa settimana.

Vedrai ti divertirai cosi tanto qua, le materie sono molto interessanti, qua ho adorato fare cucina e arte materie che non avevo la possibilita di fare in Italia, ma vedrai avrai la possibilita di sceglierne tante altre.

Cosa aggiungere...credo che veri e propri consigli non te li ho dati anzi.... L’unico consiglio che voglio darti e divertiti,la tua esperienza incomincia ora ti direi buona fortuna ma so che qua non ti servira.

 

So how can I start ... First thing CIAO!!!! I'm Margherita Gori. I’m from Italy, before talking to you about my fantastic experience, I want to promise that everything I tell you will be only the true.

First of all, I congratulate you for the choice you made, you've come to one of the most beautiful and most suitable schools for exchange students.

In this school there is a fantastic program for exchange students, apart from the myriad of trips dedicated only for the exchange student, the school has organized an amazing program of insertion for the exchange outside and inside the school. Surely, sooner or later you will know a group of students who help the exchange: they will show you the school, the city and other places of leisure. With them, my integration at school has been very easy, you'll see it will be same for you. Everyone at school says “hello” to me and know my name. I'm really grateful; all are really cute and helpful.

This topic, in theory, should give you an advice of how to live this new experience, but believe me you will not need any advice. Australians are so lovely people, especially here at school. A good advice could be: if you have any problem don’t hesitate... ask! You'll see you will not have any kind of difficulty. Here I have made a lot friends, and I hope you will make the same.

OK, I want to talk about the excursions. I think of all the time I spent at the zoo, to surf, and in the city. In this moment I write this letter but my brain is already thinking about how to organize my suitcase for the three days of camping that await me this week. You'll see you have so much fun here, the subjects are very interesting, here I use to loved cooking and art, subjects that I did not have the chance to do in Italy, but you'll see you'll have the possibility to choose many others.

What to add ... I’m sure I don’t help you so much with the advise, because seriously here was to easy everything. The only advice I want to give you is have fun!!! Your experience begins now I would say good luck but I’m sure you will not need that here!!

 

Maria Fernanda Perez Sanchez: Brazil

Hello my name is Maria Fernanda, I am 16 years old and I am from Belo Horizonte, a city in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil, and in this letter I am going to tell you about my experience in this 6 month exchange in Australia.

I arrived in Adelaide on July 15, 2017, I came with a group of Brazilians from the age of 16 to 18, and we all tried to calm down when we arrived at the airport, nervous and anxious about how this new trip would be to stay in a city where we did not know anyone besides us, where we did not know the language very well and we were thousands of miles away from home for 6 months, but despite all the initial nervousness this turned out to be the best trip of my life.

In the initial week of my exchange, it was very difficult for me to be so far from my family and friends; I had never stayed so far away even if it had only been 2 weeks. When classes started, it was when everything turned out to be incredible. Seaford Secondary College was the best choice I could have made, and it was one of the great factors that made me love this exchange so much. It was the school, among all that I have known, that has carried out more excursions and programs to improve our experience here.

The teachers and students from the beginning gave us, exchange students, a huge support both academic and emotional, making us feel welcomed. I have made many friendships with incredible people and that I will always be grateful to have been part of their lives, and they, from mine.

The international program makes you grow in every way, you become more independent and mature to deal with extreme situations, you begin to value much more the things you have and the efforts of others. You become another person, you evolve.

Now some tips I'm going to give you, new exchange student, and try to explore as much as you can and perform as many experiences as you can. Meet new people, socialize, it can be difficult and sometimes disgusting to leave the comfort zone, but those 6 months fly by, and when you reach the end, you will not want to leave. Now that it's only 12 days before I leave Adelaide, I cannot imagine not seeing those who made my days during this exchange, wanting to take everyone and save it in a pot (well it might be possible ha ha).But what I want to finish, and enjoy and live every moment to the fullest.

 

Ola meu nome e Maria Fernanda, eu tenho 16 anos e sou de Belo Horizonte, uma cidade no estado de Minas Gerais no Brasil, e nessa carta eu vou contar a minha experiencia nesse intercambio de 6 meses na Australia.

Eu cheguei em Adelaide no dia 15 de julho de 2017, eu vim com um grupo de brasileiros na idade de 16 a 18 anos, e todos nos tentavamos nos acalmar ao chegar no aeroporto, nervosos e ansiosos de como essa nova viagem, que seria ficar em uma cidade onde nao conheciamos ninguem alem de nos mesmos, onde nao sabiamos a lingua muito bem e estavamos a milhares de kilometros longe de casa durante 6 meses. Mas apesar de todo o nervosimo inicial essa acabou sendo a melhor viagem da minha vida.

Na semana inical ao meu intercambio foi muito dificil para mim estar tao longe da minha familia e amigos, eu nunca tinha ficado tanto tempo longe, mesmo que tivesse sido apenas 2 semanas. Quando as aulas comecaram foi quando tudo ficou incrivel. A escola Seaford Secondary College foi a melhor escolha que eu poderia ter feito, e foi um dos grandes fatores que me fez amar tanto esse intercambio. Ela foi a escola, dentre de todas que eu conheci, que mais realizou excursoes e programas para melhorar a nossa vivencia aqui. Os professors e alunos deis do inicio deram para nos, intercambistas, um enorme suporte tanto academico quando emocional, nos fazendo sentir muitos acolhidos. Eu fiz muitas amizades com pessoas incriveis e que irei sempre ser grata por, assim, ter feito parte da vida deles, e eles, da minha.

O programa de intercmabio te faz crescer em todos sentidos, voce se torna mais independente e maduro para lidar com situacoes extremas, comeca a valorizar muito mais as coisas que possue e o esforco dos outros. Voce se torna outra pessoa, voce evolui.

Agora umas dicas que eu vou dar para voce, novo intercambista, e: tente explorar o maximo que conseguir e realizar o maximo de experiencias que puder. Conheca novas pessoas, socialize, pode ser dificil e desagradavel as vezes sair da zona de conforto, mas esses 6 meses passam voando, e quando chegar no final, voce nao vai querer ir mais embora. Agora que faltam apenas 12 dias para eu ir embora de Adelaide, eu nao consigo me imaginar nao vendo aqueles que fizeram meus dias durante esse intercambio, querendo pegar todos e guardar em um potinho (bem que poderia ser possivel haha). Mas o que eu quero concluir e, aproveite e viva cada momento ao maximo.

 

Felix Lorang: Luxembourg

I was very excited at the first day at my new school at Seaford Secondary College. I didn’t know anything about the school. I wanted to find out how the school system is, how the teachers are and if the other students are going to accept me.

When I first arrived the people seemed very nice. Mr. Pearce explained the school processes, showed me the school and other stuff what I should know about Australia. The first student I talked to was Felipe, another international student from Brazil. We both couldn’t speak English very good and fluently. He walked with me around, introduced me to some students and walked with me to our next lesson. My first lesson was Humanities with Mr. Jamieson. He seemed very kind and a good teacher.

At the first day of school I didn’t make lots of friends and was a bit shy, but the next days this would be different. The most students talked with me and I became friends with them very fast.

What I liked during my term at Seaford Secondary College was that everybody is very nice to you. The teachers and the people who are responsible for the international students look a lot after you and organize some very nice stuff during school time. What I liked the most was the aquatics. The school took me and the 3 other International students 5 times during the term to Port Noarlunga during school time to learn how to surf. I enjoyed it very much and it was always a lot of fun. One time there were no waves so we went snorkeling what I enjoyed too. Another thing I liked was the camping with the three other International students. The places and the waterholes we visited during the 3 days were just stunning.

I don’t have something to say what is negative during my stay at Seaford Secondary College and I don’t regret my choice.

 

Ich war sehr aufgeregt an meinem ersten Tag in meiner neuen Schule, Seaford Secondary College. Ich wusste nichts über die Schule und ich wollte herausfinden, wie das Schulsystem ist, wie die Lehrer sind und ob mich die anderen Schüler akzeptieren würden.

Als ich das erste Mal die Schule betrat wirkten die Leute sehr freundlich. Mr. Pearce stellte mir die Regeln und die Schule vor und sagte mir einige Informationen, die man über Australien wissen sollte. Der erste Schüler mit dem ich redete war Felipe, ein anderer internationaler Schüler aus Brasilien. Wir waren beide nicht sehr gut in Englisch und konnten nicht sehr flüssig sprechen. Er ging mit mir ein bisschen durch die Schule, stellte mich einigen anderen Schülern vor und ging mit mir zu unserer nächsten Schulstunde. Meine erste Stunde war Geisteswissenschaften mit Mr. Jamieson. Er schien mir sehr freundlich und ein guter Lehrer. Am ersten Schultag machte ich nicht sehr viele Freunde und war ein bisschen schüchtern doch ich wusste das sich das in den nächsten Tagen ändern würde. Die meisten Schüler redeten mit mir und ich bekam sehr schnell neue Freunde.

Was ich während meinem Semester an „Seaford Secondary College“ mochte war, dass jeder sehr freundlich zu dir ist. Die Lehrer und die Eingestellten, die für die internationalen Schüler verantwortlich sind kümmern sich sehr gut um dich und organisieren sehr schöne Sachen während der Schulzeit. Was ich am liebsten hatte war der Wassersport. Die Schule nahm mich und die anderen drei internationalen Schüler fünf Mal während dem Semester nach „Port Noarlunga“ um surfen zu lernen. Ich genoss es sehr und wir hatten jedes Mal eine Menge Spaß. Einmal waren die Wellen nicht hoch genug um zu surfen weswegen wir schnorcheln gegangen sind was auch eine Menge Spaß gemacht hat. Eine andere Sache was ich mochte war das Camping mit den drei anderen Internationalen Studenten. Die Plätze und Wasserlöcher die wir während diesen drei Tagen besichtigten waren einfach nur atemberaubend.

Ich habe nichts Negatives während meiner Zeit in „Seaford Secondary College“ zu sagen und bereue meine Entscheidung nicht.