Meet Honorine – one of our students from Belgium

Honorine is a student who is presently studying at GV Byron Bay. Here’s what she has to say about GV Byron Bay and her travels in Australia

So Honorine can you tell us a bit about yourself?

Well I am from Belgium, a town called Louvain-La-Neuve, and I am 21 years old. I came to Australia in February this year and at first I studied at GV Noosa. I studied there for 7 weeks and then with Cedric (my boyfriend) I travelled around Australia. Now I am in GV Byron Bay, it is so beautiful, lovely beaches and happy people!

What are some of the places you visited on your trip around Australia?

We bought a car and we drove down to Sydney and then across to Western Australia. We met up with some other friends in Perth. We then went up to Broome and visited some amazing places on the way like the Ningaloo Reef. After Broome we went down to Uluru and finally made our way to Byron Bay and we sold the car – we don’t need it in Byron!

Who are your teachers?

The timetable means that you can have a few different teachers. My teachers have been Sophie, Louisa and Dave. I don’t have a favourite – they are all really good!!  Dave is a funny guy and his classes are always entertaining and interesting. Louisa is right into music – she is an amazing guitarist and singer and she writes her own songs. Sophie is awesome – a great teacher who really gets you motivated to learn.

What can you tell us about Global Village Byron Bay?

It is a good school – everyone is so friendly. It feels more like a big happy family than a school. The afternoon activities are fun and a good way to meet the students who are not in your lessons. On Friday last week after the lessons  we had a barbeque at “The Pass” which is a beautiful spot close to the school.

So what can you tell us about Byron Bay?

It is a fun town!  There is a lot of cafes and live music and the beaches are awesome! There is a lot of other young people in the town because it is so popular with backpackers. And it is so warm – it is now winter but the sun is shining and you can still swim in the ocean. The Australian people here are very relaxed and make you feel very welcome.

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