Thursday, September 23, 2010

Change of Status Success: Marina Receives F-1 Status in Only Three Weeks

International students frequently come to Connect English Language Institute for help: They need help with passing the TOEFL; They need help with improving their English for their career back in their home country; They need help with homestays and accommodations in San Diego. Many international students also come to Connect English because they would like to change visa status, become full-time students in the United States, and eventually achieve great things with their education. This is the case of one of our newest success stories, Marina.

Marina arrived in the US from Russia in July with a J-1 visa and worked part time in retail. She quickly realized, though, that her English was not improving much. Without formal English training from a language school in San Diego, she was communicating okay, but her grammar, reading and writing skills were not strong enough. She decided to contact Connect English for help.

Connect English took the time to meet with Marina and guide her through the difficult and sometimes confusing change-of-status process. Instead of making mistakes and guessing about the documents to submit to United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS), Marina received consultation from the Connect English staff. Working together, Marina and Connect English were able to submit her documents quickly, completely and confidently. This confidence means a lot for international students. Why be uncertain?

Within only a month, USCIS approved Marina's new F-1 (student) visa. She is now fully enrolled in English MAX programs at Connect English, and she will soon move into TOEFL courses. After she studies and passes the TOEFL, Marina will attend a university in the United States and eventually return to Russia with the education and experience that she needs in order to get a high-paying career for the rest of her life.

We are happy to have you on Team Connect, Marina! We are ready to guide you as you improve your English, pass the TOEFL, and get accepted to a university in the United States.

The change-of-status process doesn't have to be difficult or scary for students. With the guidance of Connect English Language Institute, students do change of status from J-1 to F-1, like Marina did, or they can do change of status from B-1 or B-2 to F-1 like many others have. Once students are approved, they can get the serious education from Connect English that they want. Don't let an excellent opportunity escape. Contact Connect English today to get the assistance that you need and join the excellent ESL program in San Diego that everyone is talking about.
Phone: (619) 283-2811


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