“At first, it was difficult for me to get into society here and into the school,” Gigi reflected. “I was homesick—you always miss your country—but now, I feel like [the United States is] a place that I’ve always lived. I would like to try to apply to different universities, which is difficult for me because the education system in my country is so different, but I would like to stay here. It’s such a beautiful place.”