Griffith provided me with a new sense of hope. I started my new life and immersed myself in everything at university. I entered Griffith University through the Direct Entry Program – Griffith English Language Institute pathway. Studying English through the DEP has been one of the best experiences in my life and I have improved my English a lot. Through GELI, I have learnt how to lead a formal discussion group, improved my critical thinking, learnt research techniques, and how to write in formal English. DEP has helped me to strengthen my English skills which resulted in me being able to continue my studies in Psychology at Griffith University.