My Achieve2B Story
“I LEARNED I WAS GOOD AT MAKING FRIENDS” International Exchange Student -Inaugural Tongan Exchange student for 5 weeks in. Lola was Achieve 2B’s first ever International Exchange student to Tonga.
In Term 2, Lola was Achieve 2B’s first International Exchange student to Tonga. Lola left her family in Whangarei and went to spend 5 weeks with her host family which included three primary school sisters. A very culturally different way of life from New Zealand. Lola went to the Ocean of Light School where she became a part of a strong group of friends. During her exchange, Lola volunteered for the Ofa Tui Amanaki (OTA) School which is a school for children with disabilities. Lola advised that from this exchange it forced her to step outside her comfort zone and she was transformed to think and act independently.
Student Blog – Interview and selection day
Leading up to the selection day, I was nervous but excited! This was one of the biggest days of my life. I had to convince the panel that I was worthy to be selected to go on an exchange to Melbourne Australia for a school term. The first part of the day had no parent…
Meet Lola – Vlog
Meet Lola, one of our two super students this year. Stay tuned to meet our second student, Taylor soon!
How is Lola?
Lola’s international Achieve 2B exchange isn’t far away now so we asked her a few questions about how she’s feeling 😊🙋
Lola speaks to us about the highlights of her recently completed intercultural exchange to Tonga #Achieve2B
Lola Update August 2019