I processed my visa with WEST 1 and I would like to leave the following review of my experience: the counselor that helped me was Indira Jaimes. Always very concerned about everything and willing to provide the best possible support.
In addition, she was always clear about the steps to follow and very cordial. She is a very organized, committed and responsible person, and for that reason, she transmits a lot of trust.
Without a doubt, it was a pleasant experience to deal with her throughout the visa application process.
To come as a student to Sydney definitely represented a challenge for me, a new country far from home and with a different language.
However, it has been the best experience I have had, and thanks to WEST 1, not only have I learned a language and I feel confident using it in my day to day life, but I have also met incredible people, places and cultures!
I love the fact that I've shared my experience with people from parts of the world that I never thought I knew, and I love learning so much from so many cultures through the same language. In addition, the places that I have known are impressive, I am in love with this city and its people.
I did not have to worry about anything because the agency took care of everything important and that made my experience even better. I appreciate and recommend WEST 1, the counselors not only help us but also care about us.
WEST 1 has super dedicated and motivated professionals, which makes us feel very comfortable every time we go there in the agency, whether to ask questions, to ask for help or even just to chat when that famous and painful "homesick" kicks in.
Since I arrived here in Australia, about two years ago, the service has been very professional and personalized. I had the opportunity to meet wonderful and super open people to help with all my needs.
My first visa was approved in less than 12 hours! Amazing!
I would especially like to mention the counselor Phil Freitas, who has been supporting me since my first day here in Australia. Highly qualified and experienced taking care of students.
Among visa renewals, choros and cafes, we became great friends.
For these and many other reasons, I would highly recommend the WEST 1.
/wp-content/themes/west1light/imgs/timthumb.php?w=200&h=200&zc=1&src=https://west1.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/va-Vanessa-Costalonga.jpgVanessa Cordeiro<p>I am very happy with the services provided by WEST 1, especially with Gui and Thais, they are like my family in Australia. Everything I need and what I did not know I could need, they are readily willing to help. The staff is very competent and trained, it goes beyond expectation because when you imagine yourself on the other side of the ocean, alone, it is difficult to know the challenges and difficulties you will face. But with the team at WEST 1 in Brisbane, it's so much easier! Thank you for everything! Thank you for making my dream come true and for your patience with me! Love you!</p>2019-05-0202.05.2019
/wp-content/themes/west1light/imgs/timthumb.php?w=200&h=200&zc=1&src=https://west1.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20597241_107448116613270_7680118988276009472_n.jpgDenison Tavares Carneiro<p>I'm loving my days in Melbourne. I've been living here for 3 weeks and every day I get caught up in something new (people, ethnic cultures, food, places, Australian kindness ...). I am still in total bliss with the experience of studying abroad.</p>2019-04-3030.04.2019
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/wp-content/themes/west1light/imgs/timthumb.php?w=200&h=200&zc=1&src=https://west1.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/21-08-2017_10_14_23_Olly-WEST1.jpgOliver Biltcliffe<p>WEST 1 was very helpful in supporting me with my transition to studying in Sydney. Luna helped me through the whole process and made sure it was as smooth as possible and my visa was granted on the same day! I genuinely couldn't speak highly enough of WEST 1!</p>2017-08-2929.08.2017
/wp-content/themes/west1light/imgs/timthumb.php?w=200&h=200&zc=1&src=https://west1.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/17-02-2017_16_16_24_foto.jpgMauricio Toshiyuki Tanaka<p>I have been in Australia for 27 weeks where I could meet people from all over the world. Japanese, Korean, Swiss and South American citizen as well.</p><p>It was an amazing experience due to the fact that I had to walk a lot so one of my tips is: always wear a comfortable pair of sneakers otherwise you can get some hurts in your feet.</p><p>During my staying days I could see kangaroos what I have never thought to do in my life.</p><p>My host family was so kind. They never left miss food or structure to feel like in my hometown.</p><p>My main tip is if you want to improve your English you should go to the best school because I saw some Brazilians who I have met outside of the school complaining about the school's structure. On the other hand, if you want to go to earn money you can go to any school.</p>2017-08-2929.08.2017
/wp-content/themes/west1light/imgs/timthumb.php?w=200&h=200&zc=1&src=https://west1.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/21-08-2017_10_08_27_image1.jpegLeoni Senft<p>I've always wanted to live in Australia since it is such a beautiful country with amazing wildlife and nature, the climate is so much better than in Germany and the people here are unbelievably friendly, easygoing, worry-free and lovely! I've been to Australia already several times to travel and get to know the country but didn't know how I would be able to stay and work here (I'm too old for the work & travel visa). With the help of Luna from WEST 1 in Sydney, I got a student visa for 3 years, study at a great international college that has campuses in Sydney (CBD, Bondi and Manly), Melbourne and Brisbane and I am allowed to work around my studies. Thank you so much, Luna, WEST 1 and my friends in OZ that recommended WEST 1 to me, for making my biggest dream come true!</p>2017-08-2121.08.2017
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/wp-content/themes/west1light/imgs/timthumb.php?w=200&h=200&zc=1&src=https://west1.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/07-09-2016_11_18_17_foto.jpgMarcela Marques Mendonça<p>I'm loving my experience in Australia.</p><p>Since when I started researching I was very well guided by Igor from WEST 1 São Paulo.</p><p>When I came to the school they welcomed me very well and Walter from WEST 1 Melbourne helps me with everything I need. I highly recommend WEST 1 for everyone. Thanks to the entire team of WEST 1 São Paulo (Igor, Camila, Mariana, Tom, Iago) and WEST 1 Melbourne.</p>2016-09-0404.09.2016
/wp-content/themes/west1light/imgs/timthumb.php?w=200&h=200&zc=1&src=https://west1.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/15-09-2015_17_31_35_10408171_10206355298465287_7747607478081134106_n.jpgJoão Pedro Lisboa<p>It's been amazing, and WEST 1 team gives all the support I need and a little more. Congratulations on the excellent job!</p>2016-04-2929.04.2016
/wp-content/themes/west1light/imgs/timthumb.php?w=200&h=200&zc=1&src=https://west1.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/27-07-2015_12_36_14_11028026_10153435485784660_6058404685835329360_n.jpgMirella Reis Pereira<p>Beautiful city, weather similar to that of Brazil, receptive and cheerful people. Finally, a Brazil that worked. I came twice before deciding to live here and the help of WEST 1 was crucial to make it a reality. The team is helpful, committed and responsible for making my dream come true. Thanks, mates!!!</p>2015-04-3030.04.2015
/wp-content/themes/west1light/imgs/timthumb.php?w=200&h=200&zc=1&src=https://west1.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/23-09-2015_13_34_18_11181392_10204976271987218_727469513381653502_n.jpgVanessa Avad Briz<p>Amazing experience. Sad that I had to returned and did not stay there longer. It was worth every second. And I had an amazing support from WEST 1 to make this dream come true.</p>2015-04-3030.04.2015