Juan Jose Ramirez Arevalo is from Venezuela, he’s 19 years old has been studying at EC San Diego since September 22nd. He is a Student Ambassador at EC San Diego. Juan began his studies as Physical Therapy major before coming to San Diego. He came to EC San Diego to improve his English skills and to qualify for enrollment at an American university. Juan is considering San Diego State University, or The University of Miami. He is a competitive swimmer and has been swimming since the age of 10. He currently trains at the Loma Santa Fe Pool, where he is a part of a Rancho San Dieguito Swim team.
In addition to swimming, Juan enjoys soccer, tennis and baseball and in his spare time he enjoys cooking and reading. While in San Diego, he has visited various tourist sites such as; the Hotel Del Coronado, Old Town and has traveled to Los Angeles, where he toured Hollywood. Since being in San Diego, Juan has come to enjoy experiencing the myriad of diverse cuisines San Diego has to offer. His favorites are tacos, sushi, and Indian food.
Juan stated that he likes the staff and teachers and how well they work with the students. He went on to say he is pleased that some teachers are able to speak other languages, which helps when a student is struggling with his or her school work. Juan believes that his English has improved, but he needs to improve his grammar. He shared that he is very happy with his host mom, Stacey Martinez and she is an excellent cook. Juan will leave EC San Diego on May 28th, and he will miss the teachers and the staff at EC San Diego.
He has enjoyed learning many things about American culture and is grateful for his time in San Diego. He would recommend EC San Diego to prospective students.