Fiji Sun

South Korean Students Here to Study

- CHUNGKI LEE and WAISEA NASOKIA NADI Edited by Selita Rabuku Feedback:

Eighteen South Korean students arrived yesterday with great excitement to join their respective schools in the new term.

The students are under the Edupia Co. (Fiji) Limited programme.

Despite the 13-hour flight from Seoul to the Nadi Internatio­nal airport, the students were glad to have arrived safely to their second home.

Kim Yeon-Gyeong, a year 12 student at Swami Vivekanand­a College has been studying in Fiji since 2015 and she is looking forward to returning to school next week.

“Due to the second wave of COVID-19 in Fiji, we have missed so many things like studies as school closed. So I’m so worried about school next year but it is good to see my friends and teachers after a long break,” she said.

“I am under great strain as the following year is my last year in Fiji. But at the same time, I feel confident in myself and eager to work hard.”

Hwang Geon-Hyeong, 12, is a new student and will attend Nadi Sangam Primary School.

“I am really looking forward to seeing Fiji’s beautiful nature. Also I am really excited to make new friends from different cultural background­s since South Korea has only one ethnic unlike multicultu­ral society in Fiji,” he said.

“I am a bit worried about communicat­ing in English with people though I think that would not be a problem if I successful­ly adapt to the new environmen­t,” he said.

The students will undergo quarantine for a few days at Nalagi hotel. Meanwhile, Edupia Co. (Fiji) limited was establishe­d in September 2005 in Nadi.

 ?? South Korean students in Nadi.. Photo: Chungki LEE ??
South Korean students in Nadi.. Photo: Chungki LEE

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