Posted by on 21 September 2015 | 0 Comments
Australia seemed be a huge country, and it actually is.
It did not affect my experience much, but I just had some issues in being able to reach the city if not driven
I expected to be welcomed as a member of the family, and to be treated as one. Also, being able to improve my English, making friends with my school mates, and seeing beautiful landscapes.
Yes, definitely. It took time, cause at the beginning settling in was not easy, but now I just completely feel part of all this.
I think I became a stronger person, able to deal with tough situations and make my own decisions; also, more mature, open to new changes and always smiling and happy. This experience is making me the person I wanna be.
We needed time to get to know each other, but now we just get on so well and so easily.
I just needed to get used to their way of eating, but nothing massive, and to the fact that they don't live in the city, but in the countryside, and I don't have any small town or city that I can each on foot or by bus.
I am not sure about it, but I hope they will never forget me, and the time we shared together.
I went to an all girl school, private and catholic, which is very different from my mixed and public school. I enjoyed it a lot though, I chose subjects that I won't be able to do back at home, and I got used to changing class every hour, and staying at school till afternoon.
I did definitely enjoy my time at school; I got on really easily with the girls in my grade, and I was able to understand and follow the lessons with no difficulty.
All the teachers were nice, helping, caring and understanding with me.
I did; I chose chemistry, Maths A, English, religion which was compulsory, drama, home economics and HPE. They are not the same subjects I will study back at home, and were the ones I had hopefully planned to do.
I think an exchange is a great experience not only for the places you are able to see, the people you are able to meet and all the things you get the chance to do. It is about the person you become, thanks to this experience. It helps you to grow, to be responsible for yourself and to become part of a completely different reality.
Yes, definitely. It is THE experience.
Elena and her Australian host family