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Participant Profiles

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Name: Sandarshi
Country: Sri Lanka
First Language: Sinhalese
Education: Assistant Director, Office of International Programs and Services

Name: Kanishka
Country: Sri Lanka
First Language: Sinhalese
Years in US: 4
Age Learned English: 10; school
Education: Undergrad in Government and Intern'tl Relations

Name: Tonka
Country: Bulgaria
First Language: Bulgarian
Years in US: 4
Age Learned English: from birth in family
Education: Law from Sri Lanka; MA in Intn'tl Relations; PhD candidate PubPol

Name: Ayesha
Country: Pakistan
First Language: Urdu
Years in U.S.: 6
Age Learned English: 4; montessori
Education: BA Commerce; Undergrad Accounting

Name: Diana
Country: Colombia
First Language: Spanish
Years in U.S.: 2
Age Learned English: 8; school
Education: Grad Counseling

Name: Ignacio
Country: Spain
First Language: Spanish
Years in U.S.: 2
Age Learned English: 6; school
Education: Exchange student (Law/Govt/PoliSci)

Name: Karimatu
Country: Nigeria
First Language: Hausa
Years in U.S.: 9
Age Learned English: 6; school (first grade)
Education: Undergrad Health System Management

Name: Yoon
Country: South Korea
First Language: Korean
Years in U.S.: 4
Age Learned English: 8; school
Education: Communication

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Background information for informants:

Our informants have been in the US between 1-9 years. Most learned English in school at the elementary level. Approximately half of those who reported this information indicated that they have lived in countries other than their home country and the US, while the others have only lived in their home country and the US.