I came to this country to pursue academic excellence. However, studying in a field of social sciences, it did not take me long to realize that the language (English) would be the first and biggest barrier for all foreign students who seek to succeed in their academic life here. I am glad that I did not realize this too late, and I am also happy that I got help from EIS courses at the early stage of my graduate studies at Duke. Everything I learned from EIS courses was very useful in both my everyday communication and my academic performance.
Wang Yu, Anthropology, China