I have been studying in New Zealand almost 4 years. I began by learning English and now, I am studying the Bachelor of Computing Systems at Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Hawkes Bay. The reasons I decided to come here are: firstly, many people told me New Zealand is a beautiful and calm country, and it’s not crowded. Secondly, I think the standard of education is as high as England’s, Australia’s and America’s. Finally, I think New Zealand life is very safe.
I chose to live in a homestay because it helps me enjoy New Zealand life style and its culture. My homestay is “The Pritchard family”. This family is lovely, kind and warm. Although they have a lot of work to do, they always take their time with me after their work. Moreover, almost every night, we join in cooking dinner- Thai food and Kiwi food. The friendship and warmth I get from my homestay and my kiwi friends has helped me to overcome homesickness and now New Zealand is my second home.
In the future, if I graduate, I dream to come back to New Zealand again because I need to revisit the great experience that I had here.
Hawkes Bay’s long summer is perfect for orchards, wineries and a relaxed lifestyle.