I have been studying at Elgin Community College for two years, and I am majoring in hospitality. I started in ECC’s intensive English program. This was an important experience for me because during that time, I am not only improved my English, but I also learned the U.S. culture and history. Also, I lived with an awesome host family that helped me immerse myself into the U.S. culture and to see what daily life looks like.
ECC is a great place to study. For example, class sizes are 20 to 30 people which is good for international students so that we can communicate closely with professors and classmates. The instructors here are all helpful and friendly. The best instructor I had is Professor John Mravik. I have taken a class with him for three semesters. He is fantastic and his English class is well-organized which helped me learn. Wendy Chen, who is the advisor for the Chinese Student Club is knowledgeable and responsive. With her help, I’ve learned many skills.
I really recommend ECC to students because of the good instructors and staff, and because students have more options and opportunities. I am going to graduate this semester, and I will continue my studies at Pennsylvania State University.
~ Shuang Li, China