A teacher will appear when the student is ready.
– Buddha Siddhartha Guatama
If life is a collection of experiences, then my time at AIEP had a certain intensity added to that experience. Laughter was fuller, and yes, we had debates in class, but we argue about ideas that actually made sense. We tackled grammar and the basics of the English language, and these were tools that help each one of us in excelling in the art of relaying a message across effectively. Effective communication is perhaps born out of the human need for passionate expression, and this was contagious at AIEP, and so learning came naturally.
I have had so many memorable moments at AIEP, but they were only made so because of who I shared them with. They were amazing people, my classmates and teachers alike. AIEP Saturday classes were something that I looked forward to every time. It was like a drug that I couldn’t get enough of. From awkward impromptu speeches to fiery passionate debates, class was always interesting. We all learned to think on our feet. Each student would defend a particular topic as if their very life depended on it, and it made it exciting, engaging, and ultimately a fun encounter for everyone.
AIEP is like family, and though we started out as classmates, there are some I still call “ate” even to this day; others have gone on to be lifelong friends sharing different aspects of each others’ lives. AIEP teachers were never just teachers. They were mentors, life coaches, sometimes chill buddies, but ultimately influencers and friends. That ability to draw out and inspire learning from the students themselves is what I think separates the school from others.
AIEP Education was just a different experience all together. I will forever be grateful for the experience and for the things I have learned. It was at some point of my life, a home away from home.
I would recommend the school to my friends, families, loved ones, and I dare say strangers. Most, if not everyone, should have that kind of intensity added to their lives. Enrolling in AIEP simply guarantees it.