Student Voices - Saudi Arabia

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Mohammed Hefni (Moe)


City Jeddah
Country Saudi Arabia
Start date/Program October 2011 (ESL Communications/AP)
Refered to VIU Friends

“The English as a Second Language program at VIU is probably the best choice you could make for your life. With very helpful teachers and staff, the ELC is a place where you can make significant improvements in your English skills. With representatives from 50 countries, VIU has multicultural diversity. If you think that you need to overcome the culture shock, don't hesitate to talk to the Peer Helpers and they will help you solve them. Besides, the city of Nanaimo, located close to the ocean and to the mountains, offers a variety of activities and entertainment. So, come to study English at ESL and have a wonderful time in Nanaimo!!”

Words of Advice (English)

Getting a high score in IELTS test does not mean that you can study well in an academic program. ESL program not only helps you improve your English skills but it also provides you with an essential preparation for your study career in the future. Come to VIU and get experience!