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Here's our chat with Yousef, the friendly, history-loving, artistic student who is about to take the leap from the IELP to the Tyler School of Art.

NAME: Yousef Albacker
HOMETOWN: Kuwait City, Kuwait
PROGRAM: IELP, 2 sessions

IELP: Why did you choose to study in the U.S.? Why Temple?

This month we're getting to know the lovely Bella Oktay, a lawyer from Turkey whose lessons at the IELP helped her prepare for the next stage of her career in the U.S.

NAME: Bella Oktay
HOMETOWN: Istanbul, Turkey
PROGRAM: IELP, two sessions

IELP: Hi, Bella! How did you decide to come to the U.S. to study English and what was it like when you first came here?

Get to know Jungyeon Sohn from South Korea, a new smiling face at the IELP who has big plans after she improves her English.

 

NAME: Jungyeon Sohn

HOMETOWN: Seoul, South Korea

From Malinke to Attiéké to Garba, Nadouba is bringing a bit of the Ivory Coast to the City of Brotherly Love.

Name: Nadouba Diakite
Hometown: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Africa
Program: IELP, one session

IELP: Nice to meet you, Nadouba! What was it like when you first arrived in the U.S.?

She's an IELP veteran and the cheerful face who greets you at the front desk of the International Affairs office.  Meet the free-spirited Shirley Tseng!
 

From studying in the U.S. to student blogging to founding her own organization, Diana's future is looking bright.

NAME: Diana Vicezar
HOMETOWN: Asunción, Paraguay
PROGRAM: EducationUSA Academy

IELP: What’s the best thing about your home country? 

DIANA: I am a proud South American girl. I truly believe that the best things about my country are the culture and the fact that we have two official languages, Spanish and Guarani (indigenous language).

Pei tells us why she loves Philly Restaurant Week, what she misses about China, and why everyone should try her favorite Chinese meal.

 

NAME: Pei Du

HOMETOWN: Chengdu, China

He's the friendly face at IELP orientations who can give you the scoop about everything from authentic shawarma to mechanical engineering.

 

Name: Ahmed Aljandal

Country: Saudi Arabia (Riyadh, capital city)

Meet the friendly IELP chaperone who’s always smiling and ready to chat about Taiwanese culture.

 

Name: Chih-Chun Yeh

Country: Taiwan

Meet the spunky and creative 15-year-old in our EducationUSA Academy summer program.

 

Name: Mai Tran My Tram

English Name: Amanda

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