"If you want to learn you will learn" - Paul Columbus
What's better then going to Japan?! Going to Japan and having a delicious dinner in a fancy hotel. The dinner was nice but I also felt slightly out of place not being used to going to places like that. Over all though I really enjoyed meeting our sponsor Paul Columbus, getting to know the other five students who will share this amazing adventure with me and of course the food. During the few hours I had spent at Novotel I realised all six exchange students shared similar feelings of nervousness, excitement and anticipation of what is to come over the next few weeks.
Many of us haven't been so far away from home without family before so their may be many challenges ahead of us but I hope to make many happy memories in my journey around Japan taking on board the lessons, preparation and support I've had from the people around me. I want to go to many places but I already know there is no place like home.
Once again I would like to say a Thank you to Novotel Hotel, Paul Columbus and Aorere College for the amazing opportunities and the lessons you have taught and presented to us in preparation for our trip. I'm positive none of us will forget this life changing experience that awaits us.