Meet International Students

International students are an integral part of Bates Technical College's rich campus culture.

Do you want to learn what it's like to study at Bates? Read what international students here on our three campuses have to say about their experience.

Rabei Sharfeddin -

Questions and answers with an international student from Tripoli, Libya. Read More »

Mohamed Elmsallati -

Questions and answers with an international student from Tripoli, Libya. Read More »

Jesus Salvador Ncogo Biye -

“Africa needs improvement, and I want to improve my hometown,” said Jesus Ncogo Biye during his interview for his student visa. Even though Jesus holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from a university in Ghana, he decided it wasn’t enough. At the urging of his brother, he decided to obtain a degree from a college or university in the U.S. Read More »

Santiago Zayco -

A native of Bacolod City, Philippines, Santiago said his uncle gave Bates high recommendations, and spoke of his own success in the profession. Read More »

Jae Hoon Choi -

Jae Hoon Choi came directly to Bates from Pusan, Korea, in 2009 to enroll in the Dental Lab Technician program. His aunt, a former dental lab technician who lives in Buckley, told him about the profession and spoke highly of Bates. Read More »

Sunju Jeon -

A dental hygienist in her hometown of Changwon, Korea, Sunju, who pronounces her name Soon, decided to transfer to Bates’ Dental Lab Technician program so she could both learn English and pursue an associate of technology degree in the field. Read More »