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 IEP congratulated several alumni who successfully completed their fields of study and graduated from NC State University. Read about three of those students' journeys.