Diversity Committee Student Profile

Name: Daniella Abad Carnero 

Daniella Abad Carnero

Daniella Abad Carnero

Country: Peru

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

  • You only do 11 years of school before you go to college.

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

  • The cultural custom that I like the most in my country is “el día de la Canción Criolla” or “The day of the Creole song” which is the 31st of October in which we celebrate our African heritage through the music they brought to our country.

What challenges did you face entering USA?

  • One of the challenges I faced when I move to USA was adapting to the fact that I could not walk wherever I wanted like in Peru. Here you definitely need a car if you want to go somewhere.

What do you miss most about your country?

  • Two of the things I miss most is my family and Peruvian food

What do you like most about USA?

  • The thing I like most about the USA is the fact that the government helps students either through student loans and financial aid to help finance their education.

 

Diversity Student Profile: Korrie

Home Country: Canada Korrie
What is something about your country that others may not know about?
Canada is just as big as the USA and we have as much or more freedom.
 
Is there a cultural custom about your country you like most?
I really miss Tim Horton’s coffee. An American company just bought them, let’s hope they start to open them around here. Also, it is impossible to find sweet and sour fried ribs here.
What challenges did you face when entering the USA?
I find it offensive by how culturally ignorant people are here. People get hung up on race so much. It is always a white thing or a black thing. Back home we are just people living together. I find this difficult to become accustomed to.
What do you miss most about your country?
 I miss the long summer days. Sunset is not till 10:30 p.m.. Plus the mornings are so cool and crisp even in July.
What do you like most about the USA?
When it comes to a crisis situation, Americans are the ones to drop everything and help out. I’m not just talking about international relief. People seem to care a lot more when bad stuff happens to others.