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

Welcome to the IELP Blog!


On the third Thursday of each month, we will hear from a different “wanderer,” an IELP student who will tell us about their adventures at Temple, in the U.S. and in their home country.