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A moment with… Jennifer Roberts

June 22nd, 2020

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? Definitely getting to know the students. Whenever I get tired or stressed, I think how lucky I am to meet such amazing people. What did you do before working at CELOP? I worked for a number of other small ESL programs before coming to CELOP. Obviously, CELOP is better J Where are you from? I grew up in Chicago, but I have two different traditions in my family. My dad is from St Croix, a small island in the Caribbean. My mom and her family is from Mississippi. Favorite thing to do... More

CELOP Alumni: Where Are They Now? Anton Starovoytov, Russia

April 7th, 2020

1. What is your name? My name is Anton Starovoytov 2. Where are you from? St. Petersburg, Russia 3. Where do you live now? St. Petersburg, Russia 4. When and for how long did you study at CELOP? 3 weeks, from January 27 till February 14 2020. 5. Why did you choose CELOP? Well, I didn’t choose, I was offered by my university’s internationalization office to improve my qualifications, because I am interested in implementing EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) 6. What were some of the things you liked most about CELOP? Do you have a favorite memory? I liked the positive and friendly atmosphere in CELOP. Well, my... More

A moment with… Laura Dziuban

March 6th, 2020

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? I enjoy the chances I get to meet CELOP students and learn their stories. It is so interesting to meet people from all over the world, and I enjoy learning about our students’ backgrounds, goals, and aspirations. It’s also really sweet to watch our students form friendships while they’re here and make connections that will last a long time. What did you do before working at CELOP? Before working at CELOP, I worked for a study abroad program at Northeastern University, where college students studied in different places around the world... More

CELOP Alumni: Where are they now? Abdulaziz Salem Basharahil, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

February 12th, 2020

1. What is your name? My name is Abdulaziz Salem Basharahil 2. Where are you from? Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 3. Where do you live now? I have been in Washington, DC since August 2017 to study law at Georgetown University Law Center. 4. When and for how long did you study at CELOP? I had been at CELOP for almost 2 years starting from Fall 2015 till Spring 2017 5. Why did you choose CELOP? I was advised by many of my friends who took their chance to study at CELOP. They recommended that I study there because of the improvement they noticed in their English. Eventually, I found... More

CELOP Current Student – Apirat Kraisiridej, Thailand

December 17th, 2019

1. What is your name? Apirat Kraisiridej 2. Where are you from? Thailand 3. What program are you currently enrolled in at CELOP? Legal English & Foundations of the US Legal System 4. What’s your favorite place on campus at Boston University? The BU Beach 5. What do you like most about CELOP? I love how all the teachers paid so much attention to us. It was very lovely seeing their e-mail almost every day after classes. I am definitely going to miss that!!! 6. Why did you choose CELOP? A former student at CELOP recommended this program to me. 7. Where did you attend college for your undergraduate degree?... More

CELOP Alumni: Where Are They Now? Aziza Kaisarbekova, Kazakhstan

October 23rd, 2019

1. What is your name? Aziza Kaisarbekova. 2. Where are you from? Astana City, Kazakhstan. 3. Where do you live now? Astana City, Kazakhstan. 4. When and for how long did you study at CELOP? I studied in 2012 to December 2013, taking 4 semesters there. 5. Why did you choose CELOP? I was recommended to choose it and also did my research and liked the program and the city, so I was excited to join it. 6. What were some of the things you liked most about CELOP? Do you have a favorite memory? Do you have a favorite memory? So many :) I liked that CELOP arranged and supported... More

CELOP Alumni: Where Are They Now? Andrea Robelo, Nicaragua

August 19th, 2019

1. What is your name? My name is Andrea Robelo. 2. Where are you from? I am from Nicaragua. 3. Where do you live now? I am currently living in Nicaragua, but in Fall I’ll move to Boston. 4. When and for how long did you study at CELOP? I studied at CELOP during the Summer 1 of this year for a period of 6 weeks. 5. Why did you choose CELOP? I chose CELOP because I read about the program and I found there exactly what I was looking for. Besides, it’s one of the best English programs and offers an intensive education. 6. What were some... More

Two Lucky CELOP Alumni Gain More than English Language Skills

July 30th, 2019

While studying abroad in the U.S., two CELOP students not only developed their English language skills but also a special relationship with one another. Haru and Mizuho, two students originally from Chuo University in Japan, bonded while enrolled in a 4-week CELOP program almost nine years ago. Their unique program combined English language studies with volunteer experiences in the Greater Boston area. Haru chose the program after hearing about it on-campus at Chuo University and learning that it would help him gain greater understanding of the U.S. and improve his English. Mizuho, a former Red Cross youth volunteer, was attracted to it... More

CELOP Alumni: Where are they now? – Selma Naimhwaka, Namibia

July 29th, 2019

1. What is your name? Selma Naimhwaka 2. Where are you from? Namibia - Windhoek 3. Where do you live now? Namibia - Windhoek 4. What were some of the things you liked most about CELOP? Do you have a favorite memory? The pre-academic program I attended was very interesting and improved my English. We also had a very interesting lecturer / Professor who helped me understand the culture in the US. She took us to very interesting historical places, as well as interesting public health institutions. 5. In what ways did CELOP help you prepare for what you are doing now? CELOP helped improve my communication skills, More

CELOP Current Student – John Medina Vanegas, Colombia

July 11th, 2019

1. What is your name? John Medina Vanegas 2. Where are you from? I’m originally from Medellin, Colombia but was raised in a little island in the Caribbean Sea (also belonging to Colombia) called San Andres. 3. What program are you currently enrolled in at CELOP? I’m currently enrolled in the intensive 25 hours a week program. This program has been a great tool for me to improve my English as I spend most of my day practicing essential skills such as grammar or speaking constantly  4. What’s your favorite place on campus at Boston University? The lobby here at CELOP is really comfy and friendly. You get... More