PIE Blog

Posted on September 20th, 2021 by chall7

#myPIEstory Mariela, Ecuador English university programs for non-natives speakers of English are key for the success of immigrants. The United States of America receives hundreds of thousands of emigrants every year; In 2018, according to the American Immigration Council (2020), 44.7 million immigrants (foreign-born individuals) comprised 14 percent of the national population some of them …

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Posted on July 12th, 2021 by chall7

I had made a big decision in my life moving to the United States from South Korea for my husband. I had to start my life here with cold snowy weather in Indianapolis from zero, no family, friends and a job. I chose to take PIE classes as I didn’t have anything to do and …

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Posted on June 16th, 2021 in Blog by chall7

#myPIEstory by: Raphael Edou, Benin   I am Raphaël Edou, former minister of climate change…in Benin. I have Master of Science in Agronomy with more than two decades of experience in community development, environmental protection, microfinance, business administration, and leadership. Before, I could not understand immigrant’s challenges in my country until I become one of …

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Posted on December 22nd, 2020 in Blog by Lizeth Quinones

By Silva Okonnor Hello everyone! My name is Silva and I am from a small but ancient Armenia! I am a mom of two kids 14 and 4 years old, and yes, I am a student. I have been studying at PIE for a month. I am thrilled that I am not only learning the …

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Posted on December 22nd, 2020 in Blog by Lizeth Quinones

By Cesar Alenjandro Guillen “Boarding for flight 436 to Miami will commence shortly.” My mother’s eyes well up with tears, while my father does his best to distract himself by re-organizing my paperwork for the English course I am set to attend. I look out at the vast airport window and marvel at the Venezuelan …

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Posted on November 10th, 2020 in Blog by Katherine Brinkmeyer

The Program for Intensive English (PIE) is happy to announce that we have returned to the IUPUI campus for fall classes! We are so excited to have our students back in the classroom, and are taking measures to ensure the health and safety of our students and faculty during this unprecedented era, including social distancing …

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Posted on November 10th, 2020 in Blog by Inna Kloer

I have been studying at PIE for a few sessions already. The first session was the most difficult for me. However, through teacher’s challenging classes, tutor’s help, and teacher’s office hours and willingness to work with me outside of class, I successfully completed my first session. After the first session my English had improved a …

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Posted on November 10th, 2020 in Blog by Ammar Alhussain

Living abroad so far away from your family, friends, and a normal lifestyle is so hard. On November 12th, 2019, I traveled to the United States of America to study the English Language and continue my master’s and Ph.D. degree. What happened next – the COVID-19 virus started spreading through the US and schools decided …

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Posted on November 10th, 2020 in Blog by Maitry Naik

The year 2020 is a really challenging and different year for everyone. No one could have imagined this crazy year we are going through. It has been a difficult year for me as well. Along with the difficulties of COVID-19 pandemic, many different things happened in my life. I have learned lots of new things …

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Posted on May 8th, 2020 in Blog by jch12

Fadi Alzahrani Saudi Arabia I’ve been studying English at PIE for 8 months now. I’ve had an amazing journey with the PIE teachers at IUPUI. The program was designed in a way that is both compelling and informative at the same time. The program has many hands-on learning strategies that I enjoyed working on with …

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