News

Learning English and living in Byron Bay

STUDENT: Byron Bay English Language School student Eduardo Diuana Neto from Brazil
STUDENT: Byron Bay English Language School student Eduardo Diuana Neto from Brazil Veda Dante

THOUSANDS of international students from all corners of the globe are choosing Byron Bay to learn a new language and immerse themselves in our local culture.

Brazilian national Eduardo Diuana Neto said studying at the Byron Bay English Language School (BBELS) had been "one of the best choices" of his life.

"The teachers are really competent and, moreover, I made real friends from all around the world and through the school I found quite a good job where I worked for five months," the 26-year-old said.

A lifelong fascination with football inspired Eduardo and a few of his BBELS comrades to join Eureka FC, an experience he said he will never forget.

"When I came to Australia, I had never thought to come back to play football as I used to in other times," he said.

"Fortunately, I found a club based on positiveness, friendship and, last but not least, the simple seek for fun."

BBELS student services manager Max Donati said the school provided a range of programs.

"Our school motto is Learn To Live and that's exactly what our students experience when they study in Byron Bay," he said.

"I facilitated the Eureka FC program to give Eduardo and the four other students from Switzerland and Chile a regional experience of Byron Shire."

 

Topics:  byron bay


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Seniors expo and more in Mullum

SENIOR FUN: The Ukueles play each Tuesday at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre and will be performing at the Seniors Expo.

Seniors week kicks of tomorrow across the shire.

Byron Public is chalking up a major milestone

PARTY PLANNER: Byron Bay Public School principal Linda Trigg is putting the call out for the community to assist with the school's 125th anniversary celebrations.

Who is Byron Bay Public School's oldest living graduate

Boardriders battle but just miss out

MANAGEMENT: Boardriders team manager Danny Wills with Skins surfer Soli Bailey  in Newcastle.

Byron battle hard in Newcastle competition

Local Partners

North Coast council rate rises in hands of IPART

TWO Northern Rivers councils were named with eight councils across the state that applied for rate rises to fund a host of improvements across the shires.

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Messing with your head

MIND BLOWN: What could be weirder than the realisation that we have another completely separate brain and nervous system than the one originating in our heads?

Fascinating connection between your gut and your brain

Oscars to be politically charged

Oscars 2017: Live Coverage of the 89th Academy Awards.

Married At First Sight couple flouts the rules

Sean and Susan in a scene from Married At First Sight.

ONE couple is openly flouting the rules of Married At First Sight.

The one film that could beat La La Land

Mahershala Ali and Alex R Hibbert in a scene from the movie Moonlight.

OSCARS 2017 predictions: Who will win on the big night?

Actor Bill Paxton has died aged 61

Bill Paxton at the premiere of "Captain Phillips".

American actor and director Bill Paxton has died at 61 due

Un-American tale makes Lion weakest link in Oscars line-up

Dev Patel in a scene from the movie Lion.

PSYCHOLOGY researchers find US films most likely to win at Oscars.

Can rightful winner Moonlight take out Gosling in Oscars?

Can Lion pip La La Land at the post in this year's Oscars? Sunny Pawar (pictured) helped bring a powerful film to the big screen.

WILL Aussie film Lion triumph or will popular La La Land prevail?

Mining downturn hitting mum and dad investors

18 Yeates Street, Moranbah sold for $135,000 in December, after being repossessed by a bank. The owners bought for $545,000 in August, 2011.

The economy still has two speeds, but with a painful twist

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!