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Former international student Duy returns to college on honeymoon

Duy, originally from Vietnam but now living in the USA, brought husband Jeff to see Coleg Llandrillo as they celebrated their nuptials during a trip to London and Paris

Former international student Duy brought his husband Jeff to see Coleg Llandrillo when the couple honeymooned in the UK recently.

The couple, who live in Seattle in the USA, spent a couple of days in North Wales while visiting Paris and London to celebrate their nuptials.

Duy, originally from Vietnam, studied Business, Accounting and Biology A-levels at the Rhos-on-Sea campus between 2012 and 2014.

He went on to study accounting at Seattle Central, and stayed in the city, where he met Jeff.

They married a year ago, so their honeymoon doubled up as a first anniversary celebration.

Speaking on his return to the Rhos campus, Duy said: “This was the first place I ever visited outside of Vietnam, so there are a lot of memories here. I wanted to bring Jeff here so I could show him where I studied before I moved to the States.

“College helped me to learn the new language and new cultures, and created a very important piece of the UK in me. I liked it here - I liked the peaceful environment, and people here are friendly and caring.”

Jeff said: “It’s my first time in the UK, and it’s nice to see where Duy lived when he was studying A-levels. It’s very peaceful, it’s a nice college.”

While they were in North Wales, the couple visited the families from Colwyn Bay and Llandudno who had hosted Duy while he studied at Llandrillo.

“I wanted to come back with happy memories to visit my host families and see how the college is doing,” said Duy.

“We spent the night visiting one of my host families, and we talked about the old times, showed other pictures and talked about how grateful we were to see each other again after 10 years.”

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