My name is Sylvie Frattino, I am 23 years old and I come from Vevey, Switzerland. I am currently living in Cairns, Australia for a total duration of 16 weeks. I am a student at the Cairns College of English. I started at an intermediate level and after four weeks, I was upgraded to the upper intermediate class, where I am now. The lessons are varied and deal with various topics. We work on all four language competences: listening, writing, speaking and reading. The teachers are competent and very friendly. As regards meals, we can use the cafeteria, which is equipped with a micro-wave oven. There is a computer room a well as a relaxation area with sofa and television. The school organises many activities as well as weekend excursions at very advantageous prices. Therefore, I could visit several beautiful places in this wonderful region (magnetic island, green island, cape tribulations) as well as participate in various activities (wine/cheese tasting, yoga, water-skiing,…). The atmosphere is excellent. I am having a really good time here; I’m improving my English and taking advantage of it to discover new horizons. This experience is great because it allows me to meet people from all over the world and thus get to know new cultures.