Five minutes with Study From Home student Rebekah LintonPosted on 11/06/2015 by Jess O'Connor
What is it like to Study From Home? We caught up with current student Rebekah Linton to find out how her distance learning experience is going.
What sparked your interest in travel and tourism?
Travelling has always been something I have loved to do, as I like visiting new places and learning about new cultures. I’m also a real foodie and love to try out local dishes of the places I visit.
Ever since I was young I was lucky enough to be able to do a fair bit of travelling with my family. I would often go on trips around NZ with my grandparents during the school holidays, and I would usually go on some sort of overseas destination with my parents once a year such as Australia or Vanuatu. I’ve also done Camp America for two years – I spent 3 months at a time working in a summer camp in Maine and Connecticut.
Do you have a favourite place you’ve visited?
My favourite place would be Haiwaii! I absolutely loved it there and would love to go back one day. The weather was beautiful, the people were so friendly and it just had such a relaxed atmosphere. I was also lucky to spend my 18th birthday there.
What would be your dream job?
My dream job would be working in travel, hopefully as a travel agent. This is because I love to help people and I think the idea of being able to plan someone’s ideal holiday would be so much fun. Plus I would get to learn and see so much about other countries.
Why did you decide to Study From Home?
I chose to study from home because I wanted to be able to keep working while I study. I’m getting married next year so I need to be able to save at the same time :)
How are you finding studying from home so far?
I am so glad I have chosen to study from home as it has given me that little bit of extra freedom for when I need to get things done. If I have a free day I can get a big chunk of work done, where as I don’t have to worry if I end up working late another day. I also love the fact I can be ahead of schedule in case something unexpected comes up.
I feel I am learning just as much as I would sitting in class, and the tutors have been so helpful and answer any questions I have as soon as possible.Posted in Student Success, Study From Home Tips | Tagged study from home, study tips, travel, travel agent |