Having an accent or being different is OK.

You go to school thinking that college will be different, student will meet new people and emerge themselves with different people. However, that isn’t always the case. Many Asian students separate themselves from one another because they don’t like to feel uncomfortable, no one does, but they fear of being judged by others. Many Asian students may seem quiet or off to themselves, but when they are together, it’s a different story. They fear that their English may not be good enough and being laughed at. They fear that they may say words incorrectly, so they choose not to associate and engage into conversations where they might mess up a little. To those who laugh and make fun of others because they have an accent, just know that they are one step a head because they know one more language than you do.

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