MELP Student Stories

  • Safana Isamel

    In the winter of January 2015, Ismael arrived at her chosen university—the University of Minnesota. She enrolled in the U’s PhD program... more

  • Yao Zeng

    Yao Zeng wanted to improve his English and study computer science. Coming to the University of Minnesota from his native China made... more

  • Vegetables

    The MELP students enjoyed taking a cooking class and making a trip to the St. Paul Farmers Market. Read this blog about the... more

  • American Flag

    The MELP students enjoyed learning about Independence Day and watching a classic parade roll down Como Avenue. Read this blog from one... more

  • Thao Cao 300x300

    Thao Cao is a student from Vietnam studying English in the Minnesota English Language Program. Hear her story through this Q&A with... more

  • Mazen 300x300

    Mazen Alamri came the University of Minnesota from Saudi Arabia to learn about engineering. But first, he developed his English through... more

  • LEGO store at Mall of America

    The Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) summer session students visited the quintessential American shopping destination: the Mall... more

  • Stone Arch bridge

    The Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) sent its summer session students on a cultural trip to the Stone Arch Bridge, Izzy's Ice... more

  • David Nakagawa 300300

    David Nakagawa came to the University of Minnesota from Brazil in order to study and improve his English. The Minnesota English Language... more

  • Al-Khalil Al-Riyami

    Al-Khalil Al-Riyami is a student who comes to the U of M from Oman. Through MELP, his English has improved dramatically... more

  • Guilherme Sousa

    Guilherme Sousa came to the University of Minnesota from Brazil to develop his English and study chemical engineering. Read about his... more

  • Marco Antonio Bosse

    Marco Antonio Bosse is originally from Brazil. Through MELP, he improved his English and has gone on to continue his studies in plant... more

  • Zewei Xiao

    Zewei Xiao (Emma) comes to the University of Minnesota from Beijing, China. In this Q&A, she talks about her experience with MELP... more