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Coming to America

Julia Karet's ESL students at Chaffey Community College in California wrote these stories about the challenges and struggles of starting life over in a new country.

They first published their stories in a booklet called Friends from Around the World, a Look Book Project. They are now sharing them with the readers of TOPICS.

Maximina Torres


My Most Difficult Experience
Maximina Torres from Mexico

Tina Ho


Coming to America
Tina Ho from Vietnam

 

María Gutierrez

 


New Horizons
María Gutierrez from Mexico

Yuki Suto

 
Coming to America
Yuki Suto from Japan

 

Franck T. Kabundi

 


Coming to Study in the U.S.
Franck T. Kabundi
from the Democratic
Republic of the Congo

 

Leon Ilunga


War in My Country
Leon Ilunga
from the Democratic
Republic of the Congo

Nguyet-Hong Nguyen

 


Unforgettable Early Days
Nguyet-Hong Nguyen
from Vietnam

Mr. Huu


My Arrival in the U.S.
Mr. Huu from Vietnam

 

Kitsanee Homchan


My First English Words
Kitsanee Homchan
from Thailand

Hung Cao


Trying to Immigrate
Hung Cao from Vietnam


Julia Karet

Meet the teacher, Julia Karet, creater of the Look Book Project.

Photos for this project were taken by Andreas Bauer, ESL student tutor.

Read more stories by other students who participated in a Look Book writing project: Experiences That Changed Our Lives.

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