Testimonials – Kaplan International

Maria Mercedes Carrió Fornells
Maria Mercedes Carrió Fornells

My 2012 stay in Chicago!

My 5 weeks in Chicago went too fast. It’s an almost-perfect city, clean and not too big. It offers a wide choice of activities; it is quite unique! I wanted to do everything, but I didn’t have enough time. The Kaplan school is ideally located in the heart of the “Loop” area, and it’s very well connected. It’s well organized and multicultural. I made friends from all over the world and we are still in touch through Facebook. Teachers are very professional, open and funny. They made us work without us even realizing; we laughed all the time!

The school organized activities to make us discover Chicago and meet the other participants. It was great!

As for the accommodation, the host family I stayed with was nice, but I decide to move out because I wanted to live more central. After my first week, I moved to the the “Loop” and lived in the heart of Chicago for the rest of my stay.

President Obama came to visit Chicago a few times, and each time it was very exciting… It was interesting to see how the city gets ready for presidential visits.

As for ESL, I can say that, since the first day, the staff has been very nice and organized. I am already thinking about my next language trip!

In Chicago, it can be hot and cold at the same time, and it’s always very windy. I highly recommend this programme and this agency. Thank you!

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Ruth Hidalgo Jiminez
Ruth Hidalgo Jiminez

I decided to come to Chicago to improve my English, because in the near future, it could be necessary for my work. The course is very useful because we learn grammar and practise our speaking in a "fun way" and with other people from different countries. I believe that studying with other students from around the world is the best way to continue improving my English. Already from the second week, I felt that my English was more fluent. The teachers are always available to explain things to us and help us.

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