Students from Germany

Former German international students share their thoughts


Students from Germany

CHARLOTTE KNOP – 8 MONTHS AT KATIKATI COLLEGE, NEW ZEALAND
On the 31st July I arrived in New Zealand. We arrived at the school and our host families picked us up.
The first day in school was pretty awkward because we didn’t know anyone but people were talking to us straightaway which made it easier.
The first few days were the most exciting ones of them all because we learnt so much new stuff and got to know the school, the school uniform and lots of new people. Kiwis are pretty nice and friendly, so we didn’t have a problem getting to know any of them and making friends. Besides that we made friends from all over the world, which was really nice.
The teachers at Katikati College are pretty alright as well, actually they’re great. School is so much easier over here than in Germany, I love it!! So much that I extended my stay by 3 months. Kiwi kids just have six subjects in comparison to schools in Germany – we have 13!! I really like the lifestyle as well, everything is going so slow and nobody’s rushing, everyone’s relaxed. It makes me sad that I’ve only got 4 days left in this awesome country. I enjoyed my stay so much I don’t want to leave!!

Hello, I am Julius from Germany and stayed in New Zealand for 9 months. I was supposed to only stay for 6 months but I enjoyed New Zealand so much that I stayed longer. The life style and all the outdoor activities is what I enjoyed most. New Zealand is a place to experience things you couldn't really experience in other countries such as fishing and hunting trips.
I really enjoyed coming to Katikati College and staying with my host family. My host family was perfect for me because we shared very similar interests and they made all my dreams of New Zealand come true. There are a lot of very kind people in Katikati College that I came friends with. They were very open and welcomed me from the first day I got here.
It is sad for me to go home now but I will definitely come back to New Zealand.


Hallo, ich bin Julius aus Deutschland und habe 9 Monate in Neuseeland verbracht. Ich sollte eigentlich nur fuer 6 Monate bleiben aber es hat mir hier so doll gefallen. All die Aktivitaeten draussen haben mir am besten gefallen. Neuseeland ist ein tolles Land um neue Erfahrungen zu machen die man sonst nicht so leicht in anderen Laendern machen koennte wie zum beispiel Angeln und Jagen.
Ich habe es sehr genossen zum Katikati College zu kommen und mit meiner Gastfamilie zu leben. Meine Gastfamilie war perfekt fuer mich weil wir sehr aehnliche Interessen haben und sie mir alle Traeume von Neuseeland wahr machten.
Es gibt sehr viele nette Leute im Katikati College mit denen ich mich befreundet habe. Alle waren total offen und haben mich vom ersten Tag an willkommen geheissen. Fuer mich ist der Abschied ziehmlich traurig aber ich werde auf jeden fall wieder nach Neuseeland kommen.

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