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International Interviews

As members of the BSM community, international students provide insight about their life at home and their life here.

November 9, 2018

Miranda Sun – Beijing, China

KE: What is your favorite thing about Beijing?

MS: I love the culture there a lot… [The] history of Beijing is more than 5,000 years [old] and some traditions there are really interesting. And the food. And the food!

KE: What is your favorite American food?

MS: Chicken nuggets

KE: What do you like about here?

MS: I think the people in Minnesota are so welcoming, and they will say when they meet you, even though you’re strangers. But for other places I have been to–Chicago, New York, and California–they are not that welcoming and warm-hearted. The people are really nice here. We don’t say hi on the street with strangers in China, we don’t smile to each other.

 

Vy Truong – Vietnam

KE: What is your typical day like in Vietnam?

VT: School: 8-4. Dance Practice: 2 hours.

KE: What do you think of Minnesota weather?

VT: First, thought the snow was pretty but then it got too cold.

KE: What do you miss most?

VT: My family and friends

KE: What are you excited to do here?

VT: Try many different things like music and food.

 

Andie Jia – Beijing, China

KE: What do you miss most?

AJ: The cheap food and drink, and the pleasure of hanging out at night! (Because we banned all the guns through the nation.)

KE: What do you like about here?

AJ: The various food and drink, and the “Minnesota Nice.” I love friends in BSM.

KE: What are you excited to do here?

AJ: Making more friends, get to explore the beauty of the Twin Cities Area, and find the interested major for my college and career.

KE: Would you like to stay in the United States?

AJ: I’m not decided yet, but I assume that I might complete my undergraduate and graduate program in the United States then depend on whether my family have more money for supporting me for the further programs.

 

Tiffany Hou – Beijing, China

KE: What is your favorite thing about where you are from?

TH: How convenient the transportation is and I like the food

KE: What is your typical day like at home?

TH: I hang out with friends, and we go see a movie and have dinner together and I use my phone a lot to chat with friends.

KE: What do you think of the fashion here?

TH: I think Chinese people buy more expensive and branded stuff than Americans do.

KE: What are you excited to do here?

TH: College applications make me nervous but excited at the same time.

KE: Would you like to stay in the United States?

TH: After college, I want to go back to China.

 

Maple – Liuzhou, China

KE: If you had to choose, American or Chinese food?

M: Chinese food is better because there are more choices––spicy or not. Hot Pot: you can put whatever you want in there!

KE: What do you think of Minnesota weather?

M: Really cold for me because I’m from the south of China, so it’s always really warm and humid there.

KE: What do you think of the fashion here?

M: In high school people don’t wear makeup or they have a uniform. Sometimes it was easier to have a uniform because I have more to sleep and don’t have to plan out what I’m going to wear.

KE: What’s your favorite American food?

M: Spaghetti in general because I can always eat a lot of it!

KE: What do you miss the most?

M: My family and the food that my mom made. I typically talk to my family [once] a week when we FaceTime.

 

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