Pablo Brito (Venezuela) – 2014

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Pablo Brito, 20 years old, was born and raised in Japan but is a Venezuelan citizen. His first language is Japanese and came to California in 2014 to study English at IEC. After spending one session at IEC, Pablo passed the TOEFL and transferred to the Summer Bridge program at DVC. He then spent 2 years working on general education courses required for transfer and Biology courses for his major. He earned an Associate’s of Science degree in Biology in 2016 and he also received an Associate’s of Art in Spanish – two degrees in two years! Pablo graduated with a 3.8 GPA from DVC.

During his final year at DVC, Pablo applied to UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz. He was accepted at all four schools! While he was intending to go to UC Davis, Pablo was contacted by UC Santa Cruz and offered a scholarship to study Marine Biology. So, as of September 2016, Pablo will be a proud “slug” at UC Santa Cruz! He hopes to spend two years at UC Santa Cruz and then move onto a career working with animals and eventually earn a Master’s degree and a Doctorate. For Pablo, the sky is the limit!

Pablo has been working at IEC for the last year and 3 months. He helps out with all sorts of duties including leading activities, picking up students from the airport and processing applications. We will miss Pablo greatly but wish him the very best on his new adventures. Congratulations to Pablo!

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IEC Student of the Week – TaoTao

Tao Tao Zang from China is the student of the week

June 16, 2016

Q: Where are you from?
A:
I am from China !!

Q: Which level of IEC class are you in?
A:
Advanced A

Q: Do you want to transfer to DVC?
A: 
Yes, I do.

Q: What is your dream school and what would you like to study there?
A:
I want to study Nutrition in UC Berkeley.

Q: Who was your hero/Model when you were a child?
A: 
My childhood role model was Bruce Lee.

Q: Who is your buddy at IEC?
A: 
Well, All of them are my friend 🙂

Q: What kind of food would you eat if you had to eat it for the rest of your life?
A: 
Hong Shao Rou, it is traditional food in China, made with Pork.

Q: Which IEC activity did you enjoy the most?
A: 
Basketball Club !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Q: If you were gifted $1M today, what’s the first thing you would do?
A: 
I’d like to donate the money to hunger kids in the world.

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IEC Student of the Week – Ngoc

Ngoc, IEC@DVC student

June 13, 2016

Q: Where are you from?
A:
I am from Vietnam.

Q: Which level of IEC class are you in?
A:
I am in Advanced A.

Q: Do you want to transfer to DVC?
A: 
Yes, Absolutely!!

Q: What is your dream school and what would you like to study there?
A:
I want to study about Chemistry in UC Berkely.

Q: Who was your hero/Model when you were a child?
A: 
My childhood hero was my mom, now it is still her 🙂

Q: Who is your buddy at IEC?
A: 
Huong

Q: What kind of food would you eat if you had to eat it for the rest of your life?
A: 
Rice and Soup!

Q: Which IEC activity did you enjoy the most?
A: 
Homework help is the activity I like the best!!

Q: If you were gifted $1M today, what’s the first thing you would do?
A: 
I will pay whole tuition for my college.

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IEC Student of the Week – Kume

Kume, IEC@DVC student

June 13, 2016

Q: Where are you from?
A:
I am from Japan.

Q: Which level of IEC class are you in?
A:
I am in Intermediate B.

Q: Do you want to transfer to DVC?
A: 
No, I don’t.

Q: Who was your hero/Model when you were a child?
A:
My hero was my father when I was a child, and he is still my hero.

Q: Who is your buddy at IEC?
A: 
All my friends.

Q: What kind of food would you eat if you had to eat it for the rest of your life?
A:
Sushi!

Q: Which IEC activity did you enjoy the most?
A: 
I want to go to NBA again.

Q: If you were gifted $1M today, what’s the first thing you would do?
A: 
I would do a BBQ and invite all my IEC friends.

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IEC Student of the Week – Junghoon

Junghoon, IEC@DVC student

June 13, 2016

Q: Where are you from?
A:
South Korea

Q: Which level of IEC class are you in?
A:
Advance A

Q: Do you want to transfer to DVC?
A: 
Yes!

Q: What is your dream school and what would you like to study there?
A: I want to study computer science in UC Berkeley.

Q: Who was your hero/Model when you were a child?
A:
My childhood role model was father and still I admire my father.

Q: Who is your buddy at IEC?
A: 
Tao, Boyoung, etc..

Q: What kind of food would you eat if you had to eat it for the rest of your life?
A:
Actually if I have to eat one food for the rest of my life, I’m going to suicide. But if I have to choose one, I’ll select rice.

Q: Which IEC activity did you enjoy the most?
A: 
Free Ice Cream

Q: If you were gifted $1M today, what’s the first thing you would do?
A: 
I’ll donate all my money to charity.

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Congratulations To Jerome For Getting Into UC Berkeley!

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Jerome Kim, 26 years old, is from Seoul, South Korea and came to the International Education Center after spending 4 ½ years in the Korean Army as a sergeant. He dreamt of coming to the US since middle school and finally made it in 2014 after completing his military service. Jerome was an IEC student for 3 sessions from January – June 2014. After graduating from Advanced B, IEC’s most advanced English class, Jerome did the Summer Bridge program at DVC and spent the last 2 years completing general education courses and fulfilling his major requirements, all at DVC. He chose Statistics as his major and applied to UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, and UCSD this last year.

As of May 2016, Jerome was officially accepted to UC Berkeley! Berkeley was the only university that he was interested in and worked extremely hard to get in. He graduated from DVC with a 4.0 GPA and participated in many activities. He founded the Statistics and Business Club at DVC, worked at IEC as a student worker and he joined the student government at DVC as a board member. Jerome is well-deserving of his UC Berkeley acceptance. We are really proud of him and wish him the best on his journey. Congratulations!

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Congratulations to Peggy… 2016 UC Berkeley Graduate!

Peggy, IEC and DVC alumni, is now a graduate from UC Berkeley as of May 2016! Congratulations Peggy! As you might remember, Peggy was a student at IEC for one session, transferred to DVC for 2 years and continued onto UC Berkeley to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. She has already found a job in the Bay Area working with the media and hopes to continue onto a Master’s degree in a few years.  Peggy is just one of many examples of students who attend IEC, move onto DVC and are accepted into top universities like UC Berkeley. Contact IEC to find out how you can do this too!

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IEC Student of the Week – Weixian Liu

May 17, 2016

Q: Where are you from?
A: 
China

Q: Which level of IEC class are you in?
A:
Intermediate C

Q: Do you want to transfer to DVC?
A: 
Yes!

Q: What is your dream school and what would you like to study there?

A: UC Berkeley.

Q: Who was your hero/Model when you were a child?
A:
Doraemon; Same.

Q: Who is your buddy at IEC?
A: 
All of my friends.

Q: What kind of food would you eat if you had to eat it for the rest of your life?
A:
Corn!

Q: Which IEC activity did you enjoy the most?
A: 
Free Ice Cream

Q: If you were gifted $1M today, what’s the first thing you would do?
A: 
I’ll give it to my grandpa.

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IEC Student of the Week – Zhangyuchen

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May 6, 2016

Q: Where are you from?
A: 
China

Q: Which level of IEC class are you in?
A:
Morning class is Intermediate C and afternoon class is Advanced A

Q: Do you want to transfer to DVC?
A: 
Absolutely yes!

Q: What is your dream school and what would you like to study there?

A: I want to go to UC Davis, and major in computer science.

Q: Who was your hero/Model when you were a child?
A:
My hero was Yao Ming, but I want to be more famous!

Q: Who is your buddy at IEC?
A: 
Calvin

Q: What kind of food would you eat if you had to eat it for the rest of your life?
A: 
Hot pot

Q: Which IEC activity did you enjoy the most?
A:
Six Flags Park

Q: If you were gifted $1M today, what’s the first thing you would do?
A: 
I would travel.

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IEC Student of the Week – Clinton

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April 20, 2016

Q: Where are you from?
A: 
I am from Angola.

Q: Which level of IEC class are you in?
A: 
Intermediate C

Q: Do you want to transfer to DVC?
A: 
Yes I do.

Q: What is your dream school and what would you like to study there?

A: I want to go to Berkeley and my major would be Architecture.

Q: Who was your hero/Model when you were a child?
A:
The Power Rangers were my heroes!

Q: Who is your buddy at IEC?
A: 
Tao, Cloud and JB are my buddies.

Q: What kind of food would you eat if you had to eat it for the rest of your life?
A: 
I can’t think of only one food, because I love every kind food and I love trying new things.

Q: Which IEC activity did you enjoy the most?
A:
The Basketball club is the best so far.

Q: If you were gifted $1M today, what’s the first thing you would do?
A: 
I would buy a big house for my mother, and a lot of “Choco”late !

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