I am an international student from Korea, studying abroad by myself since my sophomore year in high school, and I have a family here in the United States. We might not be related by blood, but we have an even stronger bond: love and caring. Cheesy as it sounds, those two words are the first to come into my mind when I think of Tess and Ron, the CEO and COO of T.E.S.S. Inc. With their help and overwhelming kindness, I managed to graduate from Matignon High School with a GPA of 4.71 and was accepted to New York University as a Presidential Honors Scholars. I am majoring in Economics, dreaming to work on Wall Street one day in the near future. People were right; college is awesome! I love every moment and every corner of my school, my city, and my friends. All this would have been impossible without Tess and Ron. They were the light of guidance whenever I struggled academically, emotionally, or even socially. They made it clear to me that I have and will have a home here in this foreign country, that I have someone who loves and cares about me, and that I have the potential to excel. It is them who made me realize and grab all the opportunities around me, transforming an ordinary little girl into a vibrant, passionate young adult ready to explore the world. I cannot thank Tess and Ron enough for making all this possible. You are my hero, my role model, and my American parent.
Sherwin Xishun Su
Although it was only for several months , but I will always remember the time I had with the family of Tess.
I still remember the sweet house, tasty foods, cute animals and hospitable family members… From Tess’s house I learned what American family is like. At the beginning, I was homesick, but with the care of Tess’s family, I actually got used to the new environment very soon. Also, I have met friends that came from different countries through TESS USA INC company. All of these to me was a lifetime experience. Right now, almost 4 years passes, I still have connection with Tess and her family, I really appreciate and cherish this relationship with them! I hope every international students could have a nice experience like I had in TESS USA INC.
SEUNGA PARK (Jennifer)
Personally, I found Ronald a real gentleman, who spent a lot of time trying to help me. When I got the American Visa, I was the happiest guy in the world. I called my uncle Freddy and my aunt Elizabeth, and told them about the good news. However, when I got home, I emailed Ronald directly. He was also glad and congratulated me. When I first arrived in America, Ronald called me and I talked to him for the very first time. He was calling my uncle Freddy constantly to make sure everything is completed and nothing is missing. He kept asking the teachers about me to ensure that I’m doing good. Ronald is a dependable and reliable person, I owe him a lot. Without him, I couldn’t reach my dream of studying in the United States.
My journey in America has been wonderful so far. I study and work now at Worcester State University. Like they say, I am living the American dream. I will do my best in order to succeed.
Alice Baudoz - Paris, France
In 2012 I went to Boston for two weeks thanks to TESS USA Inc. Even though it was not a long time it clearly has been one of the best adventure of my life. I improved my English and I met incredible people from all over the world. It also permitted me to discover Boston and living with lovely persons like Tess and her family was amazing. I enjoyed the American way of life and even if in the beginning, being lonely and far from my home was a little hard, the people around me and the experiences I lived there made me forget about my homesickness really fast. I would do it again if I could because it helped me to change as a person too and it was a beautiful time.
Julie Baudoz - Paris, France.
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HELENA OLIVEIRA - MÃE DA LUISA
A TESS USA.Inc. é uma empresa maravilhosa, profissionais acima de todas as expectativas. Minha filha é filha única e eu estou aqui no Brasil muito tranquila pois ela está sendo muito bem cuidada. Parecem parentes bem próximos, fazem coisas que até nós como pais não fazemos por conta de nossos afazeres e compromissos. E o melhor, ela está feliz. Feliz demais. Bem, só sei que minha filha esta lá há 2 meses e adorando. Ela parece outra pessoa. Mais adulta, responsável (ela sempre foi) mas com a parte financeira. Resolvendo, aprendendo, dando valor para tudo. E essa tranquilidade, segurança e acho que o principal, responsabilidade, a empresa TESS USA.Inc. nos dá. Outra coisa que chama atenção: eles sabem lidar com os adolescentes. Isso é o melhor, saber lidar com essa juventude. E outra, conseguem lidar com os pais, enlouquecidos, desesperados, chorões que ficam por aqui, ksksksk, Amei essa empresa e recomendo, Querem fazer intercâmbio sem se incomodar, tranquilos, façam com a TESS USA.Inc.. Amei essa empresa e recomendo.