Hello, my name is Meizi Li. I come from Shenyang, China. I
was a Korean national in China whose native languages are Korean and
Chinese. I finished my high school in China and as soon as I graduated
from my high school, I came to the USA to study.
In China I learned two languages- Chinese and
Korean at the same time. When I was in China, I communicated with
people who could speak two languages, so we mix up these two languages
a lot. It makes me uncomfortable when I only speak one language without
involving the other. My Chinese and Korean speaking skills have
improved since I came to the United States because there are not so
many people who speak both languages. I practice specific languages
with Korean and Chinese people. I am very proud I can speak two
languages; I make lots of friends and interact with both communities.
Coming to America to study was my dream since I was young. I announced
it to my family when I was in middle school. They didn’t allow me to
come to the USA alone because I was too young to leave home.
Finally, I made a deal with them; as soon as I graduated from high
school, I would go to America to finish my bachelor degree. So, here I
am. I have been studying in the United State for two years. I love
making friends; I am interested in many areas. It was hard for me to
decide my major. I want to do many things in my life. I had once
to be an accountant. However, while I was taking business law which is
a required course for accounting, I began to be interested in Law.
Finally, I chose my major as a Paralegal and now, I have a
great faith I will become a good paralegal.
The first place where I studied in America was called Saginaw Valley
State University in Michigan State. The first time I went there, I was
very disappointed because Saginaw Valley is in the countryside. I am
from the city; I felt Saginaw was a super boring place. However, I
found it is a good place to study because there is nothing to do except
study but I also realized that at our young age, we should not stick
studying only; we have to experience society and face many challenges.