Landry Bado

Landry Bado, a student in the Center's Intensive English Language Program (IELP), came to Temple from Burkina Faso.

Name: Landry Bado

Country: Burkina Faso

Why did you choose the Center?
My cousin recommended the Intensive English Language Program to me because he was a student at Temple, and he told me about how good this university is.

What did you learn during the program?
I learned all the basics of the English language—how to write and also how to talk and be understood in the U.S.

Did anything surprise you about the program?
I was surprised by all of the resources offered for mastering English.

What advice would you give another student who is thinking about signing up for the program?
IELP is a good program! But you will need to step out of your comfort zone in order to learn better. Don’t always stay with people who speak the same language as you.

How did the program prepare you to be a Temple student?
IELP helped me in many different ways, especially with academic writing. I learned how to write scholarly papers, and it was definitely beneficial for college.

What was your favorite experience at Temple?
Meeting people. I had the opportunity to learn a lot about different cultures and personalities, and I also grew a lot as a person!

What is your favorite Philadelphia activity?
I love exploring the city and all the different parks that Philadelphia has to offer.

What is your favorite Philadelphia food truck?
The crepe truck beside the art school. It reminds me of my life back in my country.

What are your plans for the future?
I hope to work after my graduation to gain some experience that I will be able to use back home.