Diversity Committee Student Profile

Jose Jose

Home Country: Mexico

What is something about your country that others may not know about?
“ In my country children live with their parents much later in life. It is common for grandchildren, aunts, cousins, and siblings to live in the same house. It seems to me that parents here in the USA want to kick you out once you turn eighteen.”

Is there a cultural custom about your country you like most?
“The customs I miss most has to be the food. You can go to a ‘Mexican’ restaurant, but it does not taste like home.”

What challenges did you face when entering the USA?
“The biggest problem I had was the language.”

What do you miss most about your country?
“I miss my family the most.”

What do you like most about the USA?
“ I like the career opportunities. In my country there were not a lot of options for a career. Your choices were very limited. Here it seems the possibilities are endless.”