By Madeline W.
Grade 5, California
Country of Origin: Armenia

When Marina first arrived in the U.S. from Armenia she couldn't speak any English. Policemen had to use sign language to help her find her way. She couldn't believe how big America was and how tall the Statue of Liberty looked.

She liked to study medicine in her spare time. It was fun for her. She came to America in 1988. She was 26 years old.

She brought with her clothes and small antiques. Her impression of America was that there were lots of food and people.

Her transportation was taking a plane from Moscow to America.

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