|International Students Ahead
|Eli Dzamesi stands to be congratulated for making
As the first-year intake of 19 students at the International School of Engineering (ISE) enter their second year of study, several have already attained outstanding achievements. One exceptional high flier from Ghana, Eli Dzamesi, came to study at ISE “because Technion is known to be a very good university. I also wanted to know more about Israel,” he said. Dzamesi completed his first year at Technion with honors - he made the President’s List with a staggering 97.4 percent average. His classmate Daniel Felman from Peru also excelled with an average of 94.7 percent.
the President’s List
The 36 new students joining the program as the second intake come from, Albania, Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Panama, South Korea, Spain, Tibet, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela. Within a decade, says Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Prof. Arnon Bentur, the Technion anticipates expanding the International School to encompass all the engineering faculties and an enrolment of 1,000 students.
“Nothing is out of reach,” wrote David Debash from Italy about his experience as an ISE student at Technion:
It’s a new sunny day on Mount Carmel, the alarm clock is ringing and the books are still there from last night, when the last attempt to set up a study group became an excuse to hang out with roommates again. This is Technion: making new friends and studying hard in order to reach your goal.
After waking up your sleepy friends, you run to the Mechina building because you really don’t want to miss the physics lecture: you never had such a good teacher before. We are the first students and pioneers of a program which everyone expects to be a great success, a program that gathers people from all over the world in order to lead them to a successful life and career in the civil and environmental engineering fields, always keeping an eye to the future of the environment.
“ISE is wonderful; we have the possibility to meet people from all over the world, to face new cultures and to learn more and more, and by learning I don’t mean simply sitting at our desks in class,” says Alexandre Bouaziz, French wonder kid, only 16 years old and one of the students of the program. In fact, thanks to the great work of the administration, the heart of our program is represented by a multicultural community, with kids who come from China to South Africa passing through India, Ghana, and Peru.
Everything starts with the Mechina, a prep-period meant to take all the students to the same level, a level that you will hardly reach in a regular high school. But working hard, together with your friends, you know that you can reach and even overcome the expectations, those very expectations that just a few months before seemed way too high… Because in Technion the key phrase is that nothing is out of reach.
The weekly ISE soccer game ended a few hours ago, you are tired, you look at the exercise that you struggled with the whole afternoon and finally you see the answer: nothing is out of reach.