My art is a visual reflection of my journey at NDMU. As I look through each piece I am transported to a moment, feeling, or experience. Art Therapy has reawakened the love I have for playing with materials and creating new things. It has taught me that art is a process that reflects self discovery. My art has never felt complete. I now understand that it was not meant to because my journey is not complete. As I continue to grow my art will continue to change.
Misako believes it is really important to learn English to communicate with the world. “I think the ELI represents diversity, tolerance, and heart-warming to me,” she said. Now, her future goal is to become a professor. The ELI congratulates Misako on all of her success, and sends warm wishes for all of her future endeavors.
At NDMU, I joined a community of incredibly strong and kind women. We were encouraged to "trust and dare," and so we did—I would not be attending my dream graduate school without the guidance of wonderful mentors, and the network of terrific friends and future leaders that I met at NDMU.
Cassidy is a perfect example of aligning your education to your interests and goals. She studied Art at NDMU with an emphasis in Photography and also earned a minor in Digital Media Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design. The result was a very well-rounded education with marketable skills. Cassidy currently works as a Graphic Designer and Photographer at iHeartMedia in Baltimore, MD. She also runs an independent photography business specializing in portraiture, Cassidy Toulan Photography.
“ELI instructors encouraged me to use my knowledge, taught me how to speak and how to write in English. Eventually, I regained my confidence which helped me take the next steps in my life, all thanks to my instructors.” What's Next for Franck: BA in Psychology at University of Maryland, Baltimore County
"I was able to make a lot of unforgettable international friends here in the end and I got a lot of energy from the peacefulness of this environment to keep on studying English.”
June finished a graduate program in Education at Towson University recently and is looking for a job in the USA.
“I truly believe that the ELI provides many tools and surroundings that will help you improve your English skills. So, just COME and have FUN! You will feel that here is your HOME.” What’s Next for David: Transfer to Morgan State University from CCBC: Engineering
Taking classes at the ELI helped me improve my English skills and gave me confidence to take the next step in my academic career. I am currently a PhD candidate in Cyber Security at Morgan State University. I really appreciate the happy environment the ELI offered, where I studied with encouraging and knowledgeable teachers who never tired of answering our questions at any time. I’d like to encourage other international students looking to improve their English skills to join the wonderful global community at the ELI.
Chinyere Onyirimba, a Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) School of Pharmacy student was appointed to serve as the 2019-2020 National Bridging the Gap Chair for Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA).
This summer, our English Language Institute team traveled to Zambia for two weeks and partnered with WISE Zambia, a local NGO, to visit 4 schools in the rural western province. We conducted classroom observations, met with school officials and head teachers, and provided hands-on workshops focused on teaching methodologies and creative practices. In between school visits, our team was able to attend the graduation ceremony of a local teachers’ college, do some sightseeing, and create memories that will last a lifetime.