What do you like about working at PELA? "It has helped me better understand and learn about other cultures. I get to communicate with people from all over the world every day. I love being able to help students prepare for their arrival in the U.S."
What do you do when you are away from school? "I like to stay active. I play flag football, I go hiking, and I ride by bicycle all around the city. I spend a lot of time with my friends. We like to go out to eat at new places and try new things."
Why do you like Portland? "The people here are very welcoming. There are a lot of characters and every person is so kind. The city is easy to get around and you can walk almost anywhere. There is always a fun activity going on, and a lot of time it’s free to participate."
Why do you recommend our school to students? "PELA has a very “family” feel to it. The teachers all get along with each other and with the students so it makes the atmosphere very relaxed. There is a school event every term so students have the opportunity to make friends outside of the classroom."