If you have been following the Lexis Brisbane blog, you will know we like to feature our current students and their experience in Brisbane. But what about life after Lexis? Keito and Miyu are two of our Japanese students who have graduated from Lexis Brisbane recently. They were kind enough to have a chat with us and tell us all about their life after Lexis. These interviews are Miyu and Keito’s own words and experiences.
Life after Lexis -Keito
Keito is a Japanese student who studied at Lexis Brisbane for 2 months earlier this year. Keito is known for his friendly personality and bright smile. He really made the most of his Lexis experience and we were all very sad to see him go. However, we are also so proud of Keito’s progress in Australia.
Tell me about yourself
KEITO MAEDA , 25 years old , from Japan
Why did you come to Australia?
I’ve been to New York. New York was trip abroad my first time . I greeted my 20th birthday in New York. At that time, many New Yorkers counted down my birthday and congratulated me. I thought what amazing people. Maybe nothing same friendly in Japan. At the time, I’ve decided that I will go to abroad. And Australia has a lot of nature and a lot of foreign people. Australia was the best country for me.
Why did you study English?
I would like to know the values and ways of thinking of foreign people.
How long did you study English for?
Two months in Lexis.
What was your job in Brisbane?
I’ve worked Japanese restaurants in Brisbane.
How did studying English help you?
It was fun. Because when I improved my English skills, I can speak to many people
What are your future plans?
I would like to open a big music festival in Kochi. And then I would like to invite a lot of foreign people to my festival, so I need English.
Life after Lexis – Miyu
Beautiful Miyu was known for her kindness and welcoming attitude. At Lexis, Miyu made friends from many different countries and her former teachers remarked on how hard-working and enthusiastic she is. Miyu is truly living the Aussie dream and we are so excited to see what she does next!
So Miyu, tell me about yourself..
My name is Miyu. I’m 28 years old and I’m from Japan. I was dreaming to come Australia for 6 years or more.
When did you study at Lexis?
I came to Australia on 17th April then started study English at Lexis on 18th April to 19th August. Lexis is amazing English school! My first class was perfect that class was multicultural. Lexis has great teachers they are professional and their lessons were really funny and easy to understand.
What are you doing now?
Now, I’m working in Tangaloooma in Moreton Island. Moreton has amazing beach, lot’s of activities and natures. I can gain many valuable experience.
How has life changed since you finished studying?
After I finished studying English in Lexis, I have a fabulous friends like family, this is my most important thing in my life. I tried farm job but it was absolutely terrible if I hadn’t friends as family, I would go back to Japan.
Do you have any advice for other students?
My friends always say “everything is possible, enjoy your life!”. So, my advice is same “everything is possible, enjoy your life!”
What would you like to do in the future?
I’d like to travel in Australia and meet new people, new experiences. That would be my treasure. My favourite quote is “Live the life you love, Love the life you live.”
We would like to thank Keito and Miyu for taking the time to talk to us about their lives after Lexis. They are both living the Australian dream!
Working Holidays in Queensland
Queensland is a diverse state with lots of opportunities for working holidaymakers. Many of our current and former students are living and working in Queensland across a range of different industries. In particular, the hospitality and tourism industry has many opportunities for students and people on Working Holiday visas.
The Queensland government has set up resources to encourage young people from overseas to to come to Queensland after COVID. The Queensland.com website has information on applying for visas, travel guides and special offers.
To find job tourism and hospitality job opportunities in Queensland, check out the Work in Paradise website.