Students agree – the IEP is a BIG help!
Our former students say the IEP helped them to:
- communicate confidently
- feel like they already belonged at NC State
- develop a social network for future projects
- know what American professors expect
- use classroom technology
- understand how different cultures think
- accomplish more academically in less time
Leaving my country to live in a completely different place was challenging, even though studying abroad was on the top of my dreams’ list. To attend the IEP at NC State was, for sure, a very important step for me, and I was lucky to meet such nice people teaching and studying there. At the rooms and halls of IEP, I made friends, we learned about different cultures, music, foods, places, and thoughts. Of course there were a lot of homework too!! But I’m glad to had dedicated time doing them. I realized that the more my English improves, the larger the world becomes. So, learning a different language was not the big deal, but improving my communication skills. Thanks to the time I spent being an IEP student, I could get a nice TOEFL score, take academic classes at NC State, make friends from all around the world, and achieve my academic goals. I really loved this experience, and I’ll never forget how everybody was so nice and friendly.
– Mariene from Brazil – Major: Biomedical Sciences
In Spring 2017 the Intensive English Program (IEP) congratulated several alumni who successfully completed their fields of study and graduated from NC State University. William Haselton, an IEP Lead Instructor, interviewed three of the students who were among the first IEP alumni to graduate from the university.