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International Student Success Stories


Gabriella Medvetska, Ukraine

Gabriella Medvetska
Major: Computer Information Systems
Country: Ukraine

Transferring to Columbia University

"At Mission, I was able to challenge myself, make new friends, get involved in various activities, and attend numerous events such as going on a Google tour and Engineering Conference. Mission is a community where everybody feels welcomed, and in this supportive environment, I grew and got so much more than I had expected."

Lakshmi Venkataesh

Lakshmi Venkataesh
Major: Graphic Design
Country: India

Winner of Silicon Valley Business Journal Create-a-Thon 2016

"I was so nervous about being a student in the United States, but my professors were so nurturing and encouraging that I became more confident in my ability to do well in my studies. I was able to participate in the Silicon Valley Business Journal Create-a-Thon and won the competition with my classmates this year."

Hao Pham, Vietnam

Thong Nguyen
Major: Hospitality Management
Country: Vietnam

Recipient of 6 Mission College Scholarships

"I have received 6 scholarships at Mission College. I have recently started working as a prep cook at the Child Development Center for the college. I love Mission, and this is my second home!"

Basma Baiya, Morocco

Basma Baiya
Major: Graphic Design
Country: Morocco

Speech Tournament Winner

"When I first started at Mission College, I was very nervous about public speaking. My teachers have taught me how to prepare and give presentations. Now, I feel confident when I get up and speak in front of an audience. "

Hao Pham, Vietnam

Hao Pham
Major: Physics
Country: Vietnam

University of California, Berkeley Graduate

"I chose Mission College because of the excellent reputation for its intensive English program and STEM courses. Mission prepared me for the rigorous academic work at UC Berkeley. I know that I made the right decision by choosing Mission."

Evans Otieno Odhiambo, Kenya

Evans Otieno Odhiambo
Major: Computer Network Technology
Country: Kenya

Interning at Netgear

"Mission College has good connection with a variety of companies in the Bay Area. It has not only offered me quality education but has also helped me find some work experience on campus and even at high Tech Companies like NETGEAR Inc. where I am currently an intern."