CELOP Current Student – Dossou Samuelson, Sam, Gabon

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December 6th, 2018

CELOP Student Sam Dossou

1. What is your name?

My name is Raphael Uriel Samuelson Dossou.

2. Where are you from?

I’m from Gabon, a country located in central Africa, however, I was born in Washington D.C.

3. What program are you currently enrolled in at CELOP?

I’m currently doing the intensive 12-week 25 hours of English program. I’m here for three months from September to December.

4. What’s your favorite place on campus at Boston University?

My favorite place on campus is the George Sherman Union (GSU) because you can eat and talk with your friends there. The main library, Mugar, is also in the same building so if you wanted a quiet place to work, you can go there too.

5. What do you like most about CELOP?

At CELOP, I have the opportunity to learn English and at the same I have the opportunity to meet peoples from many countries around the world. Being able to work and creating contacts is one of the things that I like the most about CELOP. The fact that the staff (teachers…) are very kind with us is something that I really like here.

6. Why did you choose CELOP?

I choose CELOP because I have three sisters and one brother that did CELOP a long time ago. They all did two semesters here and really liked it.

7. Where did you attend college for your undergraduate degree? What was your major and when did you graduate?

I have not gone to college for my undergraduate degree yet. I’m going to attend Suffolk University to study International Business.

8. Tell us about what you want to do in the future. What is your dream job?

I would like to go back to my country to start my own import/export company selling African products and minerals. Hopefully, I can take this business to the international level.

9. What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

I like to walk along the Esplanade, which is about 5 minutes away from where I live. It’s really cool that I can see the river from my living room. I’d still like to visit all the different universities around here like MIT and Harvard.

10. What is your favorite restaurant in Boston?

My favorite restaurant in Boston is FOGO DE CHÃO it’s a Brazilian Steakhouse where I went the first time with my mom when I arrived in Boston.

11. What would you tell someone who is thinking about studying at CELOP but is unsure?

I would tell him/her to come here without hesitation because I’ve done many different programs, such as the Oxford Royale Academy, to learn English but CELOP is one of the best. The staff and teachers here try their best to help the students and make them as comfortable as possible.

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