The Nippon Foundation  
  Name: Yiming Wang   Country: China   Field of Study: Education  
    My name is Yiming Wang. I am a second year graduate student at Gallaudet University. I come from Yangzhou, which is a historic city in China. In 2013, I moved to Gallaudet University and started learning American Sign Language at English Language Institute. Currently, I study Deaf Education and Elementary School. I enjoy my life at Gallaudet University. It is a wonderful experience to study in the world's unique deaf university and socialize with people from many regions. With these knowledge gains, learning how different the diverse culture here is also a huge wealth to me.   My goal is not only to become a teacher in an elementary school, but also provide support and improvement to deaf education in China. Hearing education in China is still considered as an appropriate education curriculum to deaf children. Teachers and parents have not realized that how important their special involvement is in deaf education. I am eager to raise their awarenesses and create a better environment for deaf students.  Learning abroad for international students is always difficult. I am very appreciative that the Nippon Foundation provides me with the financial support and help me continue my course of academic study at Gallaudet University.