South Korean Students Here to Study
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.