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Student Success Stories




Luis Gutierrez

Luis Gutierrez

Major: Business Administration
Country: Colombia

A leader and an agent of change in Colombia

"Studying at Mission was the best decision I have ever made. Mission College provided me everything I needed for my success. I took advantage of all the resources available. Upon return to my country in 2014,  I worked for the National Department.

I have worked for the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Housing, Territory and Cities. I was also part of Tecnalia Colombia, a Technological Development Center. There, we developed projects with the “Economic Development Secretary” of Bogotá, the capital of Colombia and the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.

I am currently working at the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation endorsing science, technology and innovation policy in all the country."


Thong Nguyen

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

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

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

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."


Video Testimonials from Students

Advice on Coming to Mission

Students from Mission College's International Center give advice to incoming students in regards to navigating their new home.

New Experiences in America

Mission College international students talk about their sometimes very different experiences in a new country.

Breaking the Language Barrier

International Students from Mission College in Santa Clara talk about how they broke through the language barrier in their new country.

First Time in America

International Students share their first time in America.

Rosa's Story

From Mexican immigrant to Master's student, Rosa Sosa is a success story.

Danes Visit Mission

Danish exchange students talk about their experiences.