Meet Benjina Perez from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Benjina is a level six student at the UCF English Language institute. Her plan is to complete a master’s degree after ELI, with an ultimate goal of working as a children’s therapist.

Her reasoning for selecting ELI at UCF, she states, “I chose to come to ELI because I want to do a master’s here, and I want to improve my English at the same time.”

Outside of class, her favorite thing to do in Orlando is to visit the theme parks. Theme parks are a new experience for her and every time she goes, she always finds something new to do!

Benjina has made lifelong friends from all over the world at ELI. In her own words, “It’s so great to learn here because when I first came to ELI, I was so nervous, but I made friends from Colombia, Ecuador, and Saudi Arabia really quickly. If you plan on coming here, don’t be scared! The people, the staff, and teachers are all so nice and will help you with anything!”

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