Diversity Committee Student Profile

Home Country: China

Leah

Leah

What is something about your country that others may not know about?

“ The classroom environment is much more relaxed here. School in China is a lot more stressful. I feel a lot more comfortable asking questions in class here. I learn a lot better here.”

 

Is there a cultural custom about your country you like most?

“In relation to school, teachers are held in a very high regard. Students show complete attention and respect at all times. I think teachers here should get more respect.”

 

What challenges did you face when entering the USA?

“ The language in this country is confusing. Before I came to USA, I could pick up a National Geographic and read it without a problem. I had a hard time with slang and accents. The English people speak here is not the English we learn in China.”

 

What do you miss most about your country?

“Of course my family and the food. The public transportation system is much better too. I never have to drive in China, which is nice.”

 

What do you like most about the USA?

“ The clean air. The seasonal changes here are much easier too. When it is cold here, it is not that bad.”