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Student Stories – Sheny Lee

Blog | Adelaide | Waymouth St

Sheny Lee is a Resident Assistant living at Atira Waymouth Street. She is currently studying Accounting and comes from Chiayi City in Taiwan, which is known as a laid-back, friendly country town with a population of around 270,000 people. The city is located in the plains of southwestern Taiwan and is an access point for trips to the scenic mountain area of Alishan.


Have you always lived in Taiwan?

Yes I was studying in Taiwan and I grew up there. Then I went to New Zealand for a year to study year 7 and 8, then I went back to Taiwan for high school for another 5 years. My parents decided they wanted us to go abroad again so they sent me and my sister here.


What do you remember about your time in New Zealand?

I remember New Zealand as being really clean and the people as being really friendly. I was in Auckland on the North Island.


How did you end up in Australia?

We returned to Taiwan for a few years. We initially were going back to New Zealand but since we’d already been there, my parents thought it would be nice if we came to Australia. They’re both known as safe countries compared to the U.K and the U.S.A.


How did you end up in Atira Waymouth Street in Adelaide?

My Mum chose Adelaide because she has friends here, so it was nice for my sister and I to have someone here we knew. We chose Atira because we were looking for accommodation, and we passed the building. She walked in and came across the different resident life events here and was happy with all of the interaction and community, so she thought it would be a great choice for us.


What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at University?

I’ve been playing guitar since I was 15. I love playing guitar, so I usually do that in my free time. I started off playing Taylor Swift songs, now I play pretty much anything. Sometimes I go to the beaches here, they’re really nice.


What are your plans for after you finish University?

I have two years left of Uni, so I haven’t thought about what I’ll do after graduation yet. I’d love to stay in Australia, but we’ll see.


That’s it for this edition of ‘Student Stories.’ Stayed tuned for more interesting interviews from Atira residents Australia-wide.


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