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Student Experience

Mission College's Student Immigrant Experience

Mission College students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. On this page we will highlight those stories of student immigrants, with the help of Myo Myint's ESL classes.

Student Stories in Published Form

Encounters with Discrimination 2018 (pdf)
Encounters with Discriminationa 2019 (pdf)

4 students and an instructor

ESL Students and Discrimination

Instructor Myo Myint's ESL class put together a class project dealing with student's individual experiences with discrimination. Their stories are below.

2018 Student Experiences
Kate Lim
Duong Le

Discrimination within her Family
Full Story by Lim

Discrimination of Being a New Immigrant
Full Story by Le


Phuongchi Pham
Hoang Pham
Dignity over Compensation
Full Story by P. Pham
Discrimination that has stuck
Full Story by H. Pham
Student Stories in Published Form

Encounters with Discrimination 2018 (pdf)

2019 Student Experiences
Maria Esparanza
Freshta Ansari

Maria talked about wanting to become a female engineer.

Freshta talked about the discrimination  of being a Muslim.

Martha Flores
Thi Ton

Martha talked about discrimination at her own church.

Thi talks about the discrimination she experienced at the airport


Student Stories in Published Form

Encounters with Discriminationa 2019 (pdf)

Rosa Sosa's Experience in America


Rosa Sosa was a 16-year old immigrant from Mexico, who began with our ESL program and later earned an Associate's Degree from Mission College, a Bachelor's Degree from San Jose State and a Master's from Embry-Riddle. She currently is working in Counterterroism Intelligence.