"Since I was in fourth grade, I want to be a teacher." To Soojung An or Susan, as her American friends call her, teaching children is one of her main goals in life, for that reason she is studying a semester at Maryville College.

She is an exchange student from the Sejong University of South Korea, where she is in her last year of her major, English Literature. Her minor is Education. "Maryville College has been a good place to improve my English. People here are very friendly so it is easy to establish conversations with other students."

Susan wants to teach English to middle school students in South Korea. "I chose to be a teacher because my fourth grade teacher was very kind to me and my class. Unintentionally she encouraged me to study and now I want to teach English in a public school in my country."

Susan enjoys reading, an activity that she tries to do in her free time, although she acknowledges that increasingly has less free time, because she has to do a lot of homework daily.

Another thing that she likes to do is travel, especially to place with beaches, so at the end of this semester she wants to visit an American city with beaches, one of her options is to go to Florida. Also she will travel to Boston, Washington and New York.

She will return to South Korea to finish her last semester of university and then she’ll graduate. "I know that being at Maryville College helps me to improve my English, so I think when I’ll get to my university I will have no problem to finish and start doing my practice and become an English teacher."


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