Yeongseon, what are some difficulties you had in the U.S?
I had a little difficulty with food. I had a meal plan at the school cafeteria and every day the food was almost the same. I like Western food, but after months of eating the same fatty cafeteria food everyday I was feeling depressed and spending extra money on outside food as well. One day I cried on the phone with my mom and realized how food is so important especially when you are independent, international student, so far away from home.
미국에 처음와서 음식 때문에 좀 힘들었어요. 교내 식당 급식을 신청했었는데 음식이 매일 거의 똑같았어요. 외국음식을 좋아하지만 몇달동안 같은 몸에 좋지않은 음식을 먹다보니 우울해지고 다른 음식에 돈도 많이 쓰게 됬어요. 어느날 엄마랑 전화를 하다가 눈물이 나더라고요. 음식이 얼마나 중요한지 알게됬어요. 특히 집이 너무나도 먼 독립한 유학생이라면 말이에요.