Diversity Committee Student Profile

Name: Emily Anim

Emily Anim

Emily Anim

Country: Liberia

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

Eye contact is not normal, you greet by shaking hands which is a sign of welcoming someone

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

Independence Day is July 24 and Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Thursday of November and you take first harvest to the church to share with others.

What challenges did you face entering USA?

Language barrier, and adjustment to weather

What do you miss most about your country?

My family and the closeness of the country everyone takes time to get to know each other more in Liberia compared to the U.S.

What do you like most about USA?

The United States provides many more opportunities.

 

Diversity Committee Features International Student

The Diversity Committee is featuring CPCC International Students.  Meet Rosetta Mayson from Liberia.

Rosetta Mayson

Rosetta Mayson

Name: Rosetta Mayson

Country: Liberia

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

We are primarily an English speaking country, but there are many other languages spoken.

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

Our Independence Day is July 26 and Flag Day is July 24. Kids dress up and go to different houses and receive money, and celebrate with food and family.

What challenges did you face entering USA?

Culture was different and took me a while to adjust. Working was intense here, in my country we do not work as much. Lunch is two hours long.

What do you miss most about your country?

Friends, respect of individuals

 

What do you like most about USA?

School system, many more opportunities to become successful here in the USA

 

 

 

 

A Focus on Diversity at CPCC: Liberia

Did you know CPCC has students from all over the world?  In celebration of this, the Diversity Committee will highlight the top 10 countries that represent our international students. Liberia

LIBERIA

This country is located in western Africa and is renowned for its detailed decorative and ornate masks, large and miniature wood carvings of realistic human faces, people, scenes of everyday life and accessories particularly combs, spoons and forks which are often enlarged sculptures.

Did you know:

  • The government of Africa’s first republic was modeled after that of the United States?
  • On average, children attain 10 years of education (11 for boys and 8 for girls)

Liberian Sayings

  • “The sleep is in my eye” = I am tired.
  • “Stomach is boiling” = Stomach ache
  • “Run with the car” = Drive fast
  • “I will reach” = I will come