My name is Eunseo Baik.
INTERVIEWED BY Yuna Kim


DEPARTED FROM
Seoul, South Korea

ARRIVED IN
Spokane, Washington

YEAR
2012

AGE
15

NOW LIVES IN
Seattle, Washington

BACKGROUND

Eunseo Baik, 21, is a communications student at University of Washington in Seattle. She was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea until she was fifteen. Eunseo first stepped the land of United States in 2012 by herself as an international student. She arrived in Seattle first and took a second flight to Spokane where her host family lived.

“I wanted to experience and learn new things,” said Eunseo. “Even though I miss my family and friends in Korea often, I feel happier in here. I see myself achieving more than I was in Korea.”

With the hope of staying here in the United States for the rest of her life, Eunseo later obtained the Green Card in 2017. She wants to pursue her career in marketing or UIUX fields after she graduates from UW.


EUNSEO BAIK'S FIRST DAY

TRANSCRIPT

My name is Eunseo Baik. I was born and raised in South Korea, Seoul. And right now, I am a junior at University of Washington as a communications major.

I first came to the United States when I was fifteen. It was 2012.

My first day was not that pleasant because my flight got delayed for at least five hours. I was just sitting in the airplane, waiting for the announcement. And I was by myself. It was my first time taking a flight by myself. I was really nervous. And my second flight, which was from Seattle to Spokane, got delayed, too.

At the Spokane airport, actually I was the last one waiting for my luggages. Everyone left and I was by myself. I was really nervous.

And this flight attendance approached to me and said, "are you still waiting for your luggage?" She said it might got lost. Then she helped me out signing and writing down the address.

At the time when I first came to United States, I was underage. So, I lived with the host family. And they were welcoming. There was some miscommunications since my flight got delayed. But they were welcoming and then they drove me to their house. Then I slept all day, I mean, at least for twelve hours because I was really tired.


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