International Students

Student Comments

Sherry Yang, China

Sherry Yang, China

 

I'm Sherry Yang from China.  

 

If you are considering to come over to Orewa College, it is definitely the right place for you.  Orewa College will not only provide you an awesome opportunity to improve your English but also make you feel like home.  We have the most friendly and super helpful, Judy, who is in charge of all the international students.  She will help you to sort all your questions and try her best to ensure you will have a wonderful time here.

 

Orewa College is located in the north of Auckland with an amazing beach and nice environment.  The school also provides numerous trips for you to explore more of New Zealand!  So don’t hesitate, contact us NOW! J

 

 

Kento Sakata, Japan

Kento Sakata, Japan

 

Hi, I'm Kento Sakata from Japan.

 

I have been here for four months but I can’t find the bad points of Orewa College. 

 

Orewa College has good environment to enjoy and study English.  There are many kind friends and teachers and beautiful school buildings, a large playground and great nature.  Around Orewa College there are many nice places, large parks, supermarkets, a shopping arcade……………you can have an exceptional time at Orewa College.

 

 

Hazuki Furukawa, Japan

Hazuki Furukawa, Japan

 

I’m Hazuki Furukawa.  I’m from Japan.

 

It’s been seven months since I came here.  These past seven months have been amazing.  I think it’s because I go to Orewa College.  Everyone who is in Orewa College is really nice, awesome and kind!

 

Also, there is Orewa Beach near the school, so you can go there with your friends every day.

 

At the beginning it could be hard but there are great people and they will definitely help you when you have problems.

 

 

Philipp Czerwenka, Germany

Philipp Czerwenka, Germany

Hi, I´m Philipp Czerwenka, 15 Years, from Germany.

 

Although I've been here in New Zealand for just half a year I can definately say I recommend this unique and fascinating experience to everyone out there. And Orewa College is one of the best places to do right this.

 

I have to admit I was very nervous on my first day but there was no reason at all to be so. All the students, teachers, host families, internationals and other people I´ve met, everyone is so friendly, helpful and supportive, especially in the first time. And even after you got used to the basic daily procedures, there is no pressure either from school work or from the teachers.

 

The teachers here in New Zealand are exceptionally well trained and they know exactly how to lead (and not force) the students to be the best they can be. And this helps you having a wonderful time without having to worry about anything.

 

Additionally Orewa is a great place for everyone who wants to live in a rather small town with beautiful beaches and a calm and friendly neighborhood but still be able to experience Auckland in every detail. Simply take the bus directly from Orewa to downtown.

 

My time at Orewa College was certainly one of the best experiences of my live. Thanks to everyone who made this all possible!

Svea Beermann, Germany

Svea Beermann, Germany

 

Hey, I am Svea Beermann from Germany. 

I have already been in New Zealand for two months.  School over here is totally different from where I live but it is so cool at Orewa College and all the people are so nice.

 

I had some problems with my homestay family when I first arrived but Judy O’Grady, Dean of International Students, supports me all the time.

 

Now I am so happy with my homestay family because they do everything to make my time here even better.

 

I am so glad that I will stay here for 10 more months, so I can see more places of this beautiful country.  It is the best experience of my life and I will never forget this time. 

 

 

 

Pol Arboix Jauma, Spain

Pol Arboix Jauma, Spain

 

I'm Pol Arboix Jauna from Spain.

My experience here has been just of eight weeks and now that I’m almost leaving I can say that probably this has been the best holidays of my life.  Waking up everyday and not feel sad or angry because you are going to the school is one of the best feelings in the world.

 

In Orewa College you are free to learn how much you want, without having the pressure of your teachers or the school system following you.  Everybody here wants to help you, they don’t care about where you are from or your English level.  You are here to learn and they are going to help you as much as they can.

 

But all your time here is not dedicated to work, you'll also have a lot of free time to enjoy thie country, it's people and it's culture, visiting some of the most wonderful places you had ever imagined. 

 

 

Juan Villa Mazo, Colombia

Juan Villa Mazo, Colombia

 

Hi, I’m Juan Villa Mazo from Colombia.

 

In Orewa College you have the opportunity to learn English while you have a good time.  You will be in a beautiful country sharing your time with people from many different countries.  You will have the opportunity to do a lot of activities like playing football, rugby, doing bungy jumping, skydiving and skiing, and a lot more activities.

 

 

 

 

Lea Jung, Germany

Lea Jung, Germany

 

I'm Lea Jung from Germany and I'm 14 years old.

 

I have been here for two months and I will stay for three continuing months.  In these two months I had a lot of wonderful experiences and I will never forget this beautiful time of my life.

 

At first I was a little bit worried because I didn’t know anyone here.  But all the people are so nice and my host family is the best I can imagine.  I know that I will miss my friends and my family and the country so much, when I’m back in Germany.

 

It was one of the best decisions in my whole life to come to New Zealand. 

 

 

Luiza Seabra, Brazil

Luiza Seabra, Brazil

 

I'm Luiza Seabra from Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.

 

I've been in New Zealand for two months and I will stay two months more.  I'm enjoying it so much here.  Orewa College is a second home.  In the beginning I didn't like it here because I was feeling homesick but now I don't want to go back to Brazil!  Four months is not enough, I want to stay more.

 

This experience will be the best in my life.  I will miss everything!