International Student Highlight: Dolma Tsering Lama

What is your name?
Dolma Tsering Lama

What is your major?
Film and New Media Studies

What is your country of origin?

What is your class year?

Can you tell us one interesting fact about your home country?
People living in the mountains have to hike for 5-7 days to get to their place.

What is the strangest thing you have noticed about US culture?
Something different from Nepal is the use of machines and technologies. In Nepal, people wash their clothes with hands and concept of wifi is just starting. For me, drinks here are too sweet. I am not used to this much sugar.

How are you involved on campus?
I am in TRYBE, Best Buds, ASA and I am planning to try out figure skating too.

What is your favorite food?
Shin Ramyun

What is your favorite movie?
That is a very hard question. I have favorite directors, but a recent movie that I watched and really impacted me was Incendies by Denis Villeneuve.

What is your favorite place in the US?
I have only been to Boston so far. It has been 2 weeks since I came here for the first time.

What do you miss about your home country?
I miss just being super happy doing small things with my friends and my mom.

What do you like about Wheaton?
The Community is very welcoming. I already feel like I am a part of a big family.

What is your favorite place on campus to socialize?
Everywhere except the Library which is a quiet place.

What do you want others to know about your home country/culture?
I think when you go to Nepal, you will see things that you have never seen. There is lots of suffering, but my friends told me that they learned to appreciate their own life after coming to Nepal. But you will also see that people are happy even when they have very little. Nepal is beautiful. Hikes to villages are fun, people on the way stop you and offer you foods, tell you stories, you make friends everyday.

What is one thing you have learned about the US since being here (cultural concerns, history, etc)?
I have learned about issues such as black lives matter and #me too. I also learned about the Red Sox game!