Sophomore Michelle Li says goodbye to her parents at the airport in China.

Chinese sophomore Michelle Li loves touching movies, riding tandem bikes

Michelle Li is a new sophomore from China. She enjoys singing, watching television and biking.

Q: Where are you from?

A: Harbin. It is in the northeast part of China.

Q: Where did you go to school last year?

A: I was studying in my hometown for the first year of high school.

Q: Are you interested in any sports?

A: I am not that good at sports. But I like riding the tandem bicycle, even though I can’t ride it by myself.

Q: Any hobbies?

A: Singing. I have studied vocal music for almost six years.

Q: What’s your favorite subject?

A: Math and English (probably in China). But I still love English, even though it becomes harder for me.

Q: What’s your favorite movie?

“10 Promises to My Dog.” My favorite movies are some touching movies that are usually the love stories. Every time when I feel disappointed, I can feel better if I watch these touching movies.

Q: What are your favorite colors?

A: Pink and white.

Q: Your favorite country?

A: Korea and Italy. They’ve both left me with a deep impression about the beautiful scenery.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

A: Greece. Several years ago, when I first saw pictures of Greece, I knew that I wanted to travel there some day. I don’t know if the pictures are real or not, but I just have a fantastic fantasy.

Q: Do you have any pets?

A: No. But I’ve always dreamed of having a little dog.

Q: What’s your favorite type of music?

A: Pop music and Chinese love songs.

Q: Do you have any siblings?

A: No. I am the only child in my family.

Q: Why did you come to the United States to study?

A: I came here to study to improve my abilities and to try a different kind of life. I heard about the American education system before, and since I have traveled to Asia and Europe, I really wanted to go to another country to continue my life. Although it challenges me, I will try my best to adapt here.

Q: What do you miss from home?

A: I miss my family most. The food here in America is different from China. Chinese food is really tasty; we have all the flavor inside the food. So it takes a lot of time cooking it, and it is not the same as American food with sauce on it. The dressing style here is also different from China. In China, I live near downtown, and it is much more convenient for me to shop downtown. All the small decorations there are cheap and in fashion.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about the United States?

A: People here are all friendly and helpful. Even though I do not know anyone here, I can still get help from strangers whenever I have trouble. And I love America also because of the good environment. Not only is the air here fresh, but also the scenery here can make you feel satisfied.

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