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ELC Boston Student Spotlight – Sofia Restrepo Jaramillo! September 20th, 2016

Sofia Restrepo Jaramillo is 18 years old and has been studying at ELC Boston for the past two months. Before attending ELC, she recently graduated from high school in Ecuador. Sofia attended a German based high school and speaks an adequate amount of German in addition to Spanish. In her spare time Sofia enjoys playing soccer and hanging out with friends. She is currently enrolled in the Cambridge course and looks forward to learning as much as possible. In February of 2017 Sophie will attend college in Germany. Sofia will be studying International Business. We wish her the best of luck in her future studies!

In terms of your experience at ELC in particular and Boston in general, what do you feel most proud of?

In terms of my experience at ELC I like the diversity of the school. I like that here at ELC you can find people from different countries. I have made a lot of new friends at ELC. I think the level of teaching is amazing and now I am in the Cambridge course and I have already learned a lot. I think that Boston in general has beautiful art.

What has been the best activity you participated in and why?

My favorite activity was the Ice Cream Social. I love ice cream and it was free.

Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

My cellphone! I like to listen to music a lot and I love taking pictures with my phone.

What are your hobbies?

My favorite hobbies are soccer, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. I love going to the Boston Public Garden to feed the ducks. The ducks are so cute.

What is your favorite English word?

Passion! I like the way it sounds. It is such a magical word.

What is your favorite American food/place?

San Francisco is my favorite American place. I visited last year. The temperature was great. There is a bridge called the Golden Gate Bridge. On the bridge I was able to see a beautiful view of the city. On one side of the bridge you are able to see the city and on the other side of the bridge you are able to see a body of water. The Golden Gate Bridge is my favorite bridge.

What would your advice be to an incoming ELC student?

My advice is to be very open-minded, participate in everything and anything that is offered. I would also advise not to give up, sometimes things may be difficult but do not give up.

What does the future look like for you?

In February of 2017 I will be starting college in Germany. I will be studying International Business. My main reason for studying this subject is because I really like languages and want to communicate with people around the world.

Student spotlight Sofia Restrepo Jaramillo