A young teenager has sampled life in the outback after swapping her city lifestyle in Germany for the remote Kimberley.
Andjani Gatzweiler, 15, arrived in Broome on October 9. She decided to settle in Broome after her family suggested she visit the town for a new experience.
Local secondary school St Mary’s College supported Andjani during her trip by offering her a place to study during her three month visit.
Andjani said her time in Broome had been life-changing.
“My dad used to live in Perth and I’ve always wanted to see Australia,” she said.
But rather than choosing popular city destinations such a Melbourne or Brisbane, Andjani said she was looking for a different challenge.
“I already live in a city so I wanted to try something different,” she said.
“It was really hot but exciting to see the pindan and the wildlife.”
The teenager spent four weeks staying with college staff before living with a host family.Over the past few months, Andjani has enjoyed going to class and making friends while juggling her homework.
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