Between three cultures

El Camino is a diverse college, where there are students are from Central America, South America and even from Asia.

Just like there is a diverse student body, EC has professors from different countries as well.

Part-time geography professor Wanjiru M. Njuguna is from Kenya, Africa, and her mother is from England.

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Living in a country of freedom

Unfortunately, Honduras is one of the most dangerous and poorest countries in Central America and that it is why many families decide to emigrate to this country, a 20-year-old El Camino student said.

David Umana who is a criminal and justice major at EC said that he lives with his mother and father in South Central Los Angeles and his family moved to the U.S because his parent didn’t have a job to support his family.

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A Sri Lankan working hard for a life without struggles.

People from India are considered Asian in the United States, but this is only a racial category, not an ethnic category, according to the Census website.

In the 2015-16 academic year, there were 1,815 female Asian students, which made up 10.8 percent of the student body, according to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. 

Maheshi Gammanpila, 19, accounting major is from an island located in the South of India.

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Getting better for myself and my family

Many people that decide to move to the United States is because they seeking a better life for them and their family and this is the case of a 21-year-old student.

Susana Vasquez, English major was born and raised in this country, but both of her father are from El Salvador.

Vasquez said that she never had visited her parent’s home country because there are a lot of crime activities and she is scared that something bad can happen to her.

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