Tanyarattinan says that instead of being insulted by such questions, she saw the opportunity to Then, she and some other students formed a group of Buddhist students, the group organizes cultural events and welcomes others to participate in some Buddhist traditions.
Tanyarattinan says that sharing cultures is an important part of being a citizen of the world, a role that she has learned to value highly through her DU experience.
Kwame Wiredu expresses a similar satisfaction with her higher education experience in the United States He says his relationships with teachers and classmates far outweigh any difficulties.
Wiredu plants to continue his education at Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, in the fall. He still plans to use everything he learned at the University of Denver, and everything he will learn at Dartmouth, to help people everywhere.
He says that the good that will come from that will, with hope, will surpass the prejudices that he faced in America.
I'm Pete Musto. And I'm Dorothy Gundy.
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Words in this story
degree – n. a title that a college or university awards to a student generally after four years of study
practicing – v. having a professional medical or legal business
impact – n. a powerful or greater influence or effect
Master – n. a title that a college or university awards to a student generally after one or two years of further study after a bachelor's degree
racism – n . bad treatment or violence against people because of their race
capture – v. to understand something that is complicated or difficult
evaluate – v. to make a judgment about something
temple ( s ) – n. a building for worship
elephant ( s ) – n. a very large gray animal that has a long, flexible nose and two long fangs
rol – n. the part that someone has in a family, society or other group
prejudice ( s ) – n. an unfair feeling of aversion towards a person or group based on race, sex or religion