International students at Lane Community College love the school and its programs! They like the small classes, the safe and naturally beautiful environment in Eugene, Oregon, and their helpful professors and advisors.
Name: Leila Jebara
Leila found Lane through the help of EducationUSA in Malaysia. She has thrived on campus as an active participant in international programs activities and was elected student body Vice President in the Spring of 2019!
Name: Benediktus Galih Puntadewa
From: Bogor, Indonesia
I learned about Lane at the CES office in Bogor. They provide many options for schools and I chose Lane.
Prior to coming I felt very confident in my ability to speak English but was very surprised and shocked when I first arrived in the USA because many American spoke English very quickly and mumbled. Also, they had a hard time understanding me as well.
I immediately started studying in Lane's ESL classes, and within 2 months I felt very confident in my ability to speak English. I continued to study English for 2 terms and completed their ESL program prior to moving to credit classes. My favorite classes here are the ESL classes and I made a lot of new friends in those classes. Also, I was fortunate to have American roommates at Titan Court because this really helped me improve my English.
I am now taking credit classes here at Lane with the goal of transferring to the University of Oregon to study business. I enjoy the credit classes here at Lane because the teachers are passionate and I can easily ask them questions after class.
Lane offers good academic advising so you don't get lost. They are very friendly and they advise you on your classes and many options for transfer universities.
Titan Court apartments are a good place to live because there is a mix of international students there and Americans as well. They offer free tutoring onsite as well as a lot of events.
I love the bus system in Eugene because it operates frequently, is almost always on time and it is easy to read and understand the routes and schedule. Also, I receive a bus pass from Lane that allows me to go anywhere in Eugene.
I love the international student system at Lane. The staff really helps us feel comfortable. They offer many activities and events where we can meet a lot of people from diverse cultures. Right now I'm learning to speak Mandarin from one of my friends from Taiwan. It is a great opportunity.
There are not a lot of Indonesians here, only about 40, and we get together and hang out about once a month. We are just like a family.
I am really satisfied at Lane and I have a lot of friends here. I would really recommend Lane to other students. It is a good place to save money. Eugene is not an expensive place to live as compared with Los Angeles and Seattle. Also, I can easily focus on my studies in Eugene.
Name: Quang Nguyen
Lane is a really good place to be. They have great facilities and equipment. The professors are really great. They do whatever they can to explain all of the course lessons and they will help you with your studies. I really like Eugene, Oregon, because of the weather. The people in Eugene are really really friendly and will help you out. If you are planning to go the United States to study, I suggest that you come to Lane Community College.
From: Incheon, South Korea
When I came to Lane, I really wanted to study in the USA. I tried to look for a good school for quality education, good price, and good environment. I heard that Oregon doesn't have many Koreans, and I wanted to learn English and so I decided to come to Oregon. One of my friends was studying in Boston, and she told me to search everywhere about schools in the USA including community colleges. I bought a book that included information about many schools in the USA, and I also did a Google Search. That is how I learned about Lane.
When I complete my studies at Lane, I will transfer to Oregon State University to study merchandising management. I'm very excited about this!
Eugene is full of nature, and I had to get used to it because it is a small city. I was able to live in Titan Court with American girls, and I was able to make friends and have experiences with them and learn English and learn the new American culture. Eugene is very nice and quiet, and it is not a place for big parties. I was able to focus on my studies.
When I was in Korea I was forced to study, and here at Lane, I enjoy studying and there is a lot of nature, so I can relieve stress naturally. I feel like I have become younger because I have fun going to the river and enjoying time with friends and being healthier. I really love going to the river and floating in the water. I also love cycling — it is really good here.
My first trip by myself was to New York and the people weren't very friendly to me. Here in Eugene, the people are very nice and very friendly. I was nervous at first and scared and I couldn't speak English very well, but the people here are so friendly and it was easy to do things. By living in Eugene, I learned a lot about nature and recycling.
I love Lane's classes because they are small — a very good size. I can easily ask questions to the instructor and I love Lane's International Program. I visited the International Program at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon, and I believe Lane's International Programs department is the best — very organized and every staff and instructor is my friend. We can even have fun and eat dinner together. The instructors are always willing to help us.
Being at Lane gave me a very good opportunity to learn English and also study regular academic classes. Because the classes are small, I can always ask questions and it helps me understand the subjects being taught.
I am currently a student here, so I would recommend Lane Community College. I have heard from my friends at different schools, and they are lonely and they don't think Americans like them. I have never felt that way in Eugene or at Lane Community College. So, if the potential international student would ask me what type of school they should attend, I would definitely tell them to get to know about the city first and the school and they need to learn about the International Programs department.
The top reason to study at Lane would be: the International Program is the best and you won't be scared here. The International Program has a lot of activities at our apartment building, on campus and outside of campus. We can have fun and interact a lot. The American students understand the international students because we are living together, and they always help us. They are our friends.
Don't be scared!
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