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Student Spotlight – Rachel Larue! December 2nd, 2016

Rachel is a spunky student from Belgium studying here for four months and then off to Spain to learn Spanish! She loves to chat with the office staff and other students from all over the world! She is very funny and tells great jokes! Look for her at school and maybe she’ll tell you one, too!

Where were you born and raised?

I was born in Bastogne, Belgium but I grew up in La Roche, Belgium.

Why are you studying English in Los Angeles?

Because of the weather and LA is multi-cultural city.

Is this your first time in the US?

Yes it was. When I first came here, LA seemed so huge and wide. I also like that people are so friendly. I love how people give compliments to strangers.

What were you surprised to learn about the US or LA? Did you experience culture shock?

I was just surprised that people have an optimistic way of thinking in the US. Unlike the Europeans, people are more open minded anywhere you go about everyone. You can dress the way you like or look the way you want to and no one will judge you.

What do you miss about your country?

FOOD!!!! I miss Belgium fries and raclette.

What do you do for fun? Hobbies?

I like to go to the gym and also to go out to difference places to try different foods with friends. Going on spontaneous trips with my friends are also very fun.

Tips for people who want to learn English:

Don’t be afraid to try to speak since they don’t judge you for not being able to speak fluently. I think people appreciate it more when they see that you are trying to speak English.

Favorite restaurant in Westwood:

In-n-Out!!! I like their animal style fries. They are very cheap and very good.

Favorite type of food:

Mussels and Belgian fries.

Favorite moment in class at ELC:

I loved the Halloween party. I liked that everyone was dressed in costume. The atmosphere was very fun.

student spotlight rachel larue

student spotlight rachel larue

student spotlight rachel larue