I have had a lot of new experiences in Austin. First of all, this is my first time to live with an American family and speak English all the time. Before I came to TIEP, I hadn’t studied at an English school. Second, I experienced holidays of the United States, for example, Halloween, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Third, I attended the South by Southwest Music and Film Festival in Austin. In my memory Austin is a wonderful place. I am glad to come here and happy to meet all of my friends in TIEP.
I was lucky that I chose TIEP. It was really joyful days for me to study English for about four months. You taught us living English not only energetically but also interestingly.
-Hiroaki Fujimoto, Japan
I lacked the ability to communicate well in English, so I came here to study at TIEP... Now I’m getting ready to go back to my home country where I will finish my university degree... I’m planning to come back to a graduate school here in the United States to study microbiology.
-Myeongwon (Brighton) Kim, Korea
I was a student at the Texas Intensive English Program in the business program. This was a great opportunity for me to meet people in the business field from around the world and Austin. I learned cultural aspects of doing business around the world as well as in the United States.
-Miguel Handal, Honduras
So far my biggest achievement as a result of my involvement and dedication in TIEP, has being the acceptance at The University of Texas at San Antonio, to start my undergraduate program in Architecture in September 2013.
-Sarah Barrios, Venezuela
Before I came to TIEP, I hadn't studied at an English school. In my memory Austin is a wonderful place. I am glad to come here and happy to meet all of my friends in TIEP.
-Chia-Chen Kang, Taiwan
had been dreaming about going to the United States since junior high school. Now my dream has come true. English is a valuable language for me to make friends from all over the world and to live my life fully.
-Makiko Ishikawa, Japan
After spending 3, 4, and 5 weeks in TIEP. I realized something different. All the teachers are more than your friend.
-Salim Al-Mandhari, Oman
After one semester in level 138 and half a semester in 158, my TOEFL score was 633! I'm positive that TIEP is one of the BEST schools for ESL in America!
-Lucila Barbosa, Brazil
...I would like to thank our teachers for unselfishly sharing your time, talent and knowledge with us. You really put in the effort to make lessons more interesting to us so we wouldn't just tune out. And you demanded excellence from us. And I would like to give a big thanks for our lovely advisor, the queen Victoria, we call her like that, who helped us with everything, not only with school issues, but even with our problems that we face outside school.
-Sulaiman Alghaith, Saudi Arabia
...at TIEP I could get self confidence. Of course, I still make mistakes, but I'm not afraid anymore. I learned "Don't be shy."
-Gun Bae Park, Korea