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International Student Testimonials

Davis Oh, South Korea

Davis has studied at Wentworth College for 4 years. Described by Mr Langdon, Teacher of Economics as “very intelligent and one of the best economics students I have taught in a long time”,  Davis gained impressive top grades in Maths and Economics at AS Level in Year 12, and is hoping to do equally well in his A2 Level Mathematics, Economics and a further AS level in Business Studies.  Davis has accepted a place at one of Korea’s top universities, Sungkyunkwan University, to study Business Administration.

“I came to New Zealand with my parents when I was 13 years old. It was a big challenge for me because I’ve never been to a western country. At first, I was worrying about how I will manage to settle in New Zealand, but all the native friends and teachers in Wentworth have been very kind and helpful that all my worries were unnecessary.

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As well as studying hard at Wentworth, I also put a lot of effort in my golfing. Wentworth offered me golf scholarship that supported me to achieve my goal, which is becoming a professional golfer. I also enjoyed my time as Captain of the school golf team. We played so many different golf courses within Auckland that gave me a lot of good memories with my teammates and with our golf team teacher Mr Langdon.

In the very last six months in New Zealand, I moved into a homestay that Wentworth organised as my parents went back to Korea. It was a great pleasant for me to meet my first ever homestay parents, Mavis and Tony. I always enjoyed my life in the homestay because they supported me in studying and golfing just like my parents and the food that Mavis makes for dinner is magnificent.

I have had a lot of hard times playing golf tournaments and keeping up with my schoolwork, now I can feel that all my hard work is starting to pay-off. In the future, if I look back to my life in New Zealand, I will definitely think that it was my most meaningful and remarkable time as a student.”

Davis Oh, South Korea

Davis has studied at Wentworth College for 4 years. Described by Mr Langdon, Teacher of Economics as “very intelligent and one of the best economics students I have taught in a long time”,  Davis gained impressive top grades in Maths and Economics at AS Level in Year 12, and is hoping to do equally well in his A2 Level Mathematics, Economics and a further AS level in Business Studies.  Davis has accepted a place at one of Korea’s top universities, Sungkyunkwan University, to study Business Administration.

“I came to New Zealand with my parents when I was 13 years old. It was a big challenge for me because I’ve never been to a western country. At first, I was worrying about how I will manage to settle in New Zealand, but all the native friends and teachers in Wentworth have been very kind and helpful that all my worries were unnecessary.

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As well as studying hard at Wentworth, I also put a lot of effort in my golfing. Wentworth offered me golf scholarship that supported me to achieve my goal, which is becoming a professional golfer. I also enjoyed my time as Captain of the school golf team. We played so many different golf courses within Auckland that gave me a lot of good memories with my teammates and with our golf team teacher Mr Langdon.

In the very last six months in New Zealand, I moved into a homestay that Wentworth organised as my parents went back to Korea. It was a great pleasant for me to meet my first ever homestay parents, Mavis and Tony. I always enjoyed my life in the homestay because they supported me in studying and golfing just like my parents and the food that Mavis makes for dinner is magnificent.

I have had a lot of hard times playing golf tournaments and keeping up with my schoolwork, now I can feel that all my hard work is starting to pay-off. In the future, if I look back to my life in New Zealand, I will definitely think that it was my most meaningful and remarkable time as a student.”

Learn more about the success of some of our top golfing international students.

Boyhun Park
Year 8 International Student and Golfer

Bo Hyun Park moved to New Zealand from South Korea and joined Wentworth Primary School in Year 4, and was already an outstanding golfer with just a 14 handicap. Now a year 8 student, and having moved up from Primary School to Wentworth College, Bo Hyun is a member of the Gulf Harbour Country Club and the Wentworth College Golfing Academy, playing off a handicap of 0.9. She divides her time between her Golf and her studies.

This year, she competed in the North Island Women’s Under 19 Golfing Championship, played at the Hamilton and Ngaruawahia Golf Clubs in mid-January. 59 competitors took part with international representation from Australia, Switzerland, Finland and South Korea.

Bo Hyun, who is just 11 years of age, was very competitive, securing the Under 13 Division title, whilst also placing first in the Under 15 Division and an outstanding 5th place in the Open, Under 19 Championship. Mike Duncumb, golf professional and Director of Golf at the Gulf Harbour Country Club, comments: “Bo Hyun Has worked extremely hard at her game over the past few years. She is an exceptionally talented golfer with a wonderful work ethic and temperament that sets her up to play at an elite level.”

Bo Hyun says she loves practising and playing in competitions. “Golf is so much fun! My favourite part of the game is putting” she says.

Wentworth College continues to support Bo Hyun and watches with pride her achievements on the golf course and in the classroom.

Krystal Hu
Year 13 International Student and Golfer

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Jerry Ren
Former International Wentworth College Student

Jerry left Wentworth College in 2013 with outstanding A Level results and a golfing scholarship to a university in America. Read about Jerry Ren’s experience of Wentworth College’s Golf Academy (In English and Chinese. View the ‘My New Zealand Story’ video to hear about Jerry Ren’s experience in New Zealand and at Wentworth College.

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