Nurgul Baktir, Turkey

My name is Nurgul Baktir and I'm from Turkey.

I have just started a master's program at UNT. My husband is a current student at UNT too, and this situation made me more interested in enrolling at UNT.

I attended IELI classes for two terms. After I finished my second semester, I took the IELTS and earned a high score. I didn't speak English much before, even with my husband. But, we recognized that I surprisingly started speaking English well after I started IELI. It was really helpful and I’m really thankful that I had a great teacher and lots of fun outside of class.

I tried to attend the activities as much as possible. I recommend incoming students to participate in all the activities and try to make as many friends as possible.