Testimonials – Southern Lakes English College

Natalia Cruz Pereira
Natalia Cruz Pereira
SLEC, Queenstown
Duration: 24 weeks

Thank you so much, ESL, for following up with me. I’m happy and doing great. The host family is really friendly and so are my classmates – they’re very patient with me when we communicate! In general, the people are really friendly and the city, Queenstown, is so charming! So, I’m just going to continue having fun and learning…

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Andrés Felipe Salazar Roa
Andrés Felipe Salazar Roa
SLEC, Queenstown
Duration: 20 weeks

ESL is a great company. From the very first minute and till the end of my stay, they were by my side, attentive to my concerns and needs. It’s the second time a travel with them and I’m positive it won’t be the last. Thank you for providing the means that allowed me reach my goals.

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Marinela MARKOVIC
Marinela MARKOVIC
SLEC, Queenstown
Duration: 12 weeks

I spent 12 amazing weeks. Between the inevitable trips with my friends and those organised by the school, I was always very busy! To say that the teachers are brilliant is an understatement. Special thanks to Shelley, my favourite. People are welcoming, and if you are rather shy like me, you will soon change. I am coming back with plenty of images in my head, new friends and a much more advanced level of English. I would be surprised if you don’t feel sad at the idea of leaving such a great place. This is where I found peace of mind. 

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Franziska Abegg
Franziska Abegg
SLEC, Queenstown
Duration: 12 weeks

These 3 months were really amazing. The students at Southern Lakes English College were incredibly friendly and I made friends with many people with whom I would like to keep in touch after my 3 months here. Queenstown is a great place, offering varied activities like Bungee Jumping, Skydiving, etc. and the town is surrounded by beautiful landscapes with mountains, lakes and forests… it is truly beautiful. Party lovers will not be disappointed. Queenstown has a very busy nightlife because there are many tourists and young students here. So – what else can I say? I fell in love with Queenstown and I know I will go back there.

The organisation of my trip by ESL was just perfect. Unfortunately, on the way to Queenstown, I missed my connecting flight from Auckland to Queenstown because my flight was late and there was too little time (only a half hour) to go through customs and then go to the other airport to catch my flight. This is why I spent my first night in Auckland.

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