The adventure and culture shock of coming to a new country

Cindy Huang previously studied abroad in Singapore before moving to the United States in 2011. (Photo courtesy Cindy Huang)

Cindy Huang is an international student at the University of Washington majoring in Business. She first arrived in the United States in 2011 from her home country, Taiwan. She previously studied abroad in Singapore and decided to explore the new country when she was only 16.

Cindy has graduated, closing a big chapter of her life in the United States after she left her home country eight years ago.

When she talked about her being nervous in the United States, she smiled because the struggle became one of her greatest experiences here.