Our Local Area Representatives
Matesha in Auckland
I joined Your Education as a result of a personal experience. Our shy daughter went on an exchange to France with Your Education and came back a confident, independent young adult. As a result of this I wanted to share this opportunity with as many students as possible. I believe that going on a High School Exchange is one of the best experiences that a student can have as they get to see and be a part of so many things that you could never get from a simple holiday to the same destination..
Travel is my greatest passion and I enjoy helping students to realise a dream of experiencing life in another culture. I have travelled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Europe and Scandinavia. My favourite destinations such as Singapore, India and Thailand reflect my love of all food Asian. Some of my favourite destinations on our doorstep are the Cook Islands, Samoa and Fiji as they bring back great memories of the Caribbean. Along with Canada, and the USA, I have also visited Australia.
ALISON IN AUCKLAND
I have always believed that the opportunity to study and live in another country and experience the customs and culture of a different society and community is a tremendous and deeply rewarding experience.
My daughter spent a year overseas for an international high school experience and being a sporty and athletic enthusiast she was able to travel to Japan and China for tournaments and to journey to Bangalore as part of her international school’s charity programme. She now has a global network and family with cherished memories and experiences she lives with everyday.
It is through my connection with Matesha that I have come to be involved with Your Education. Seeing the change in Matesha’s daughter from being shy and introverted to an outgoing, confident and independent young woman after her overseas experience through Your Education has been inspiring.
To be involved with a New Zealand based and owned company providing a safe and secure overseas educational experience for high school students is a significant responsibility and that I am able to be a part of a student’s experience to enrich and enliven their lives is exciting.
Julie in Tauranga
After many years of working with international students coming into New Zealand, it gives me great delight to be part of a team which gives opportunities to kiwi students who want to go overseas. I have seen first hand how an overseas experience can change the outlook of young people, and help them to become mature and independent young adults, who have a global perspective and an increased understanding and tolerance of different cultures, societies and people.
Many years ago, my own daughter had the opportunity to do an exchange. It was a fantastic, life-changing experience for her. If I can support other New Zealand students in their quest for an exciting international experience, with so many positive spin-offs, I am pleased to be able to do that.
My colleagues in Your Education have a wealth of experience in the field of International Education. It's great to be a part of such a team, and I appreciate their knowledge, values and integrity. Supporting other people's teenagers in an overseas experience is a great responsibility. I know we all take that seriously, and are keen to give every young person the best possible experience they can have.
If you live in the Bay, and are keen to learn more, feel free to contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 027 306 0939.
Jacqui in Rotorua
For me, coming in as a local area representative has been hugely rewarding – to see the students that are willing to give this a go, to accept the challenge and then to have the support of their families and whanau to make this happen has been huge. Many of the students I have interviewed and worked with are from various schools covering a huge cross section of the community.
Your Education is proving that every student is special regardless of their background – we as Local Area Representative's are appreciated!
I have had the opportunity to have travelled to Fiji, Australia (all over except South Australia), Hong Kong, England, Spain, Morocco, America, Bangkok, Kenya, Tanzania and Dubai.
Chiara in Hamilton
I joined Your Education as an exchange student in 2014 to depart for my year abroad in 2015. This was the best decision I have ever made and I would not be where I am today had I not come across this company.
Because of my own experience, it is really vital to me to spread the opportunity I had to more high school age kids who can benefit from exchange the same way I did!
I study media and film at the University of Waikato as well as working for Your Education. I believe everyone should experience living abroad. To be able to bring that choice to students is both important and exciting to me. I know first hand that this company will care for and support all of the students we send out of New Zealand and I have complete confidence in all of the programs offered.
I am really keen to raise awareness and interest of high school exchanges in Hamilton! You are welcome to contact me at email@example.com
ADAM IN DUNEDIN
After returning from a semester exchange to the USA in January 2016 with Your Education, I was asked to become a member of the Returnee Club, a position I have continued to be apart of for over two years.
Now based in Dunedin, studying at the University of Otago completing a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in International Business, I am now fully employed by Your Education and am in my first year as the Local Area Representative in the Otago region. I feel passionately about spreading the awareness about international exchanges to students within the Otago region.
From experience, I can tell you that completing an exchange has completely changed my life and has forged my path for a future career in an international business environment. I feel that every individual should be able to experience the benefits of an exchange in order to become a more open-minded, confident and independent global citizen.
I am also extremely excited to develop male participation within the industry by inspiring more Otago lads to participate in an overseas exchange.
I look forward to working with you and aiding you in creating a truly unforgettable international experience. You are welcome to contact me on abrierley.ye.gmail.com
Val in Invercargill
My interest in international high school exchanges started in 2005 and has now become part of my life: I love it.
My husband and I have hosted over forty students and each student adds a new dimension to the wonderful work of cultural exchange.
As a person who never enjoyed flying, I have thoroughly enjoyed the various nationalities that Your Education brings to New Zealand, and also giving New Zealand students the opportunity to visit the many countries abroad. I am happy that I can be part of this unique experience for students.
I enjoy working with Your Education as it allows me the chance to promote these wonderful opportunities. I am looking forward to meeting many more students in the future.
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