Victor Harbor High School welcomes students from Germany, Austria

COOLING OFF: International students Vicky, Manon, Pia, Birte and Henrika learned to snorkel from marine studies teacher Ian Milne at Encounter Lake. Photo: Dani Brown.

COOLING OFF: International students Vicky, Manon, Pia, Birte and Henrika learned to snorkel from marine studies teacher Ian Milne at Encounter Lake. Photo: Dani Brown.

VICTOR HARBOR – Seven students from Germany and Austria are adjusting to the stark contrast of climate in Australia compared to their home towns, as they settle into school and home life in Victor Harbor and surrounds.

These students are part of the SA Government Schools Regional Study Abroad Program. They are studying at Victor Harbor High School, where they can practice English, make friends, and experience the Australian way of life. This year’s program participants are Victoria, from Australia, and Pia, Julia, Henrika, Manuela, Manon, and Marei, from Germany. They join continuing students Birte and Helene, from Germany.

Marine studies and learning to surf have been highlights for year 11 Henrika.

“I want to see the world and thought that Australia was a good place to start. It’s warm, the people are very friendly, and it’s near the ocean – I love the ocean.”

She said school was a lot different in Australia compared to Germany.

“It’s easier; here you have five subjects, at home we have 13,” she said.

Victor Harbor High School is looking for local families to host an international student. If you can offer a friendly, supportive home environment and are interested, call the school on 8551 1900 or email dl.0799_info@schools.sa.edu.au

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