Today, we would like to introduce you to Jisa Kang who is from the city of Nagoya in Japan and one of our current International Peer Mentors for 2016-2017. Jisa decided to study in Shoreline Community College because she found her major, music technology. Her first impression of Seattle and Shoreline was how nature-friendly it is, including the beautiful rivers and mountain views. She was also so impressed with the diversity in Seattle which helped her to adjust to life at the community college without any trouble.
When Jisa first came to Shoreline, she started in ESL and worked her way up to academic courses. She shared her experience with other language learners and then overcame her language barrier. She wants to encourage students to engage in events and activities that will improve their English skills as well as to explore the cultural differences here in the U.S.
Jisa also recommends that students find and look for academic resources to make sure they are getting the best help possible during their academic years.
You will often find Jisa playing the piano and composing music in the Music Building (800) or you might see her being active in the gym here at Shoreline Community College. Not only does she focus on her music, but she also studies hard in other subjects to broaden her knowledge for academic success.
Shina A Oh