– August 08, 2019
Today is the first day in this study abroad program in Australia. I was nervous until I met my host family. But, when I talked, she was very kind, and I felt relaxed. After that, we went shopping at the supermarket with my host family. I was surprised at the size of the shopping car and products.
Also, the house has a very large garden and swimming pool. It is a one-story house, unlike a Japanese house. I ate host mother’s favorite seasoned dish, but I didn’t like it.
(M3 girl S.N.)
Today, the first day of studying abroad in Australia, I visited Australia for the first time. When we arrived in Canterbury College, we looked around the campus in the orientation session. While we were walking, some local students waved their hands at us and said, “Hello.” I was impressed with their friendliness.
When I took Mrs. Bonica’s classes, I was so tired that I couldn’t concentrate. I found myself feeling uneasy sometimes, but I will work as hard as possible.
(M3 girl A.O.)
It was my first time to go abroad on a plane with my friends, so we kept talking and didn’t sleep much. But once we arrived at Brisbane Airport, we regretted not sleeping enough. Then, on our way to Canterbury College, we saw few houses, and everything else was just trees. Once we arrived at Canterbury College, we had a meat pie and sausage rolls, both are Australian typical food, and they were very tasty. After we had a delicious food, we went to a school tour. The school was so big that we couldn’t see all the classrooms. After the tour, we met Australian animals and reptiles. I was able to touch them.
After school, our host mother came to pick us up. Our host mother is from the Philippines. She is a very nice person and we call her “mom”. She had told us that our host father won’t be at home, but I was surprised when he came home. He told us he would take us to a market tomorrow after school, where we can eat Australian food. I’m looking forward to it.
(M3 girl M.I.)