Students from Japan

Former international students share their thoughts

"My name is Arisa Hirose. I’m a Japanese exchange student. I have been here for five months. I am enjoying living in Katikati because Katikati has a lot of nature, the people are kind and Katikati College is fun. I have another six months so I’ll try more things and I hope I will enjoy living here. I have made many new friends."

"Hi. My name is Kie Uno. I’m from Tokyo, Japan. I have been living in NZ for eight months. I have spent awesome days in Katikati with my mates. I have learned many things from my friends at Katikati College. This school is really fun and has improved my English skills and life in NZ. I’m grateful to the beautiful NZ environment, my host family, my Kiwi teachers and my Kiwi friends for their big hearts."

"Kia Ora! My name is Mayu Ushida and I come from Yamahashi in Japan. I have been studying at Katikati College for eight months and I like it here. I’m just so happy that I could come to Katikati College. The teachers are so helpful, students are very friendly and I have met very good host families. All my memories of NZ are really awesome! I became active after I came here. I play the flute and I belong to the music club at school and in town. It is a very good opportunity. I can’t speak fluent English yet, but I have lots of friends and I can communicate. Of course I miss Japan, my home town, my friends and family but I’m gonna thoroughly enjoy the next three months here at Katikati College."

"Hi! I'm Honami (not TSUNAMI!!! Haha!) I've been to New Zealand for 10 months. Katikati College is the best school for me! People are really friendly!!! They always welcome to us and they gave us a plenty of amazing experiences :) Don't be shy and why don't you join with us?? I'm sure that you can spend an awesome time here at this college! We are all friends ever!!"

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