Byron Bay- Happy Student!- 20 June 2024

This month’s happy student is Sandra!

She has been with us at Lexis Byron Bay for 7 weeks and is going into her final week next Monday. Sandra is a bubbly, happy student who has an adventurous spirit and love for the ocean. She loves joining in on excursions and activities provided through school. She has had an incredible time over the last two months, I interviewed her to get to know a little more about her, and her experience here!

Happy Student Sandra!

Tell us a little about yourself:

My name is Sandra, I’m 21 from Switzerland. I love swimming in the summertime and skiing in winter. I was always interested in surfing, so studying in Byron was perfect- I could learn to surf and study English at the same time! I’ve done 6 surf lessons now and I love them. After my two months in Byron, I will then go up to Cairns and continue studying!

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Why did you choose lexis Byron Bay?

First of all, I wanted to study in a native English-speaking country. I liked the fact Byron Bay wasn’t in a big city, I also loved that you could go everywhere on a bike, the great weather too!

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What has been your most magical moment in Byron Bay so far?

I have a couple!

The first one is when I was at the beach and saw a whale showing its tail and slapping it against the water.

On another day I was at Broken head, the water was clear, l and I could see dolphins swimming.

Also, all the beautiful walks on the beach!

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What are your favourite things about Lexis?

I like that it’s a small school, which means you get to know everyone and it’s also easy to navigate. I also like that it is different every day and the relaxed vibe of the school, but you can also learn a lot.

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What were your weaknesses in English before coming to Australia?

Speaking and grammar especially, understanding was easier though. I like that we have to speak English at school, it makes it quick to learn, but also find ways to communicate with many different people.

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Tell us about your teachers and classes!

My teacher Kaelin is really nice and gives amazing explanations, I really like that each lesson is different. Our class is a nice size and I get to speak with many different people!

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How is your homestay?

My homestay mother is so lovely, I have my own room and bathroom- there is also a cat! Each night we sit down and eat dinner together, and usually watch a film after. She is very helpful and always chats with me!

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What are your favorite things about Byron Bay?

I like the fact that it’s a small town, but there is still so much to discover. I also love the beach and seeing all the different wildlife. I’ve seen dolphins, whales, and koalas- all animals we don’t have in Switzerland!

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Lexis Byron delivers academic excellence in arguably Australia’s most desirable study location where you can combine your studies with the great outdoors. Studying at Lexis Byron is more than an experience, it’s a lifestyle! Lexis Byron offers an unrivalled afterschool activity calendar that includes surf lessons, cooking classes, artistic activities, afternoon escapes to surrounding hotspots and full-day weekend adventures. If you want more information on the courses that we offer, click here.


Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General EnglishIELTSFCECAE, and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

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