Misuki Sato, Japan (10 month ISP student)
My study experience at Burpengary State Secondary College was amazing. The cultural adjustment was a little hard at first, but my homestay family made me feel welcome straight away and included me as a part of their family. They always made me smile and made me happy to come home after school. I was very shy when I came to Australia and now when I return to Japan, I will have the confidence to speak with anyone about any topic and feel more independent. I will miss my friends and homestay family very much. I hope to return to Brisbane in the future to attend University.
Yuri Tanaka, Japan (3 month ISP student)
I have visited Queensland twice before on study tours and was excited to return to complete my program at Burpengary State Secondary College. I am shy so have always found it hard to talk to people. The support I received from my homestay, as well as students, teachers and staff at BSSC helped me be able to practice my English, make friends and get help with my assessments. I really enjoyed my Psychology class the most – the teacher explained difficult words to me to help me understand. I will miss my time at BSSC!
Emu Tokunaga (3 month ISP student)
Attending classes at Burpengary State Secondary College was a wonderful experience as the school has lots of open space! Classes were fun, my teachers were helpful and local students were kind. My host mother and I talked for many hours about lots of things and I enjoyed cooking with her the most. Travelling on public transport was a challenge for me as I did not feel confident in my English ability, however after many talks practicing my English with my host mum, I have become more confident within myself to be able to travel anywhere on my own. One day, I hope to return to Brisbane to attend University and study Art.