Chinese students at Ohio University just try to be themselves.

Created by Darcy Holdorf

A boom of Chinese undergraduate students struggle to find their place at Ohio University. Those who study English full time and live with other Chinese students find themselves isolated from the American college experience.

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Popo Huang: In Chinese, Popo means old woman or grandma.

And right now I really love this name because I feel like foreigners, I mean Americans, they can remember my name easier, especially my classmates or teachers.

But I can, if people laugh, I laugh.

The first image for me with America is some image about New York or Los Angeles. And then when I came to Ohio it's so different.

I don't know why it seems my parents at first they don't support me to learn art because they think art is no future.

Actually I came to United States, I have so many plan I want to do.

I want to study more, I want to help my parents company.

I want to have my own company and I want to stay here.


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