Weather dicey but people nice
Secondary school student Jalynne Lee loves being at the beach when she’s not studying at Wellington Girls’ College
Name: Jalynne Lee
School/institution: Wellington Girls’ College
Home city and country: Seoul, South Korea
What was the biggest cultural difference you noticed between your home country and Wellington/New Zealand?
I noticed people keeping to left when walking and driving. Also, being able to choose subjects that you want to learn with a wide range of options.
What is your one top tip for someone coming to study in Wellington?
Carry a rain jacket because it is quite windy and rainy here and people don’t tend to use umbrellas as much as back home.
What were your first impressions of Wellington as a city/region?
It is quite windy but people here are so nice!
What are the differences between your classes/teachers here in Wellington compared to back home?
School starts late and ends early, and students don’t study as much as students in our country do! It is way less competitive.
Where is your favourite place to explore?
The Wellington waterfront – Oriental Bay
What is your favourite thing to do in Wellington?
I love to go to the beach and swim! Some of the beaches I like are Lyall Bay and Oriental Bay.