Buckeye Profile

Esther Appiah

Diversity is a grand part of her Ohio State experience.

"My name is Esther Appiah.  I was born in Ghana West Africa and lived there until I turned 16 and moved to America.  I came to the United States because my parents were already here.  The culture difference was very shocking and fascinating to me and still is.  I've been here 6 years now and the opportunities are very good here.  When I moved here, I had to adjust to the language barrier because people in Amercia spoke faster than I was accustomed to.  Also the weather is very different.  I still do not like the winter weather. 

In my college experience, Ohio State has given me the opportunity to meet people from different cultures, to be exposed to different languages from different countries.  At Ohio State I had the opportunity to take part in the American Language program, which pairs you with study abroad students. Soon I will have the opportunity to go to India through a university study abroad experience.  I believe diversity is a very grand part of being able to live in this world and understand the people we come in contact with every day. 

I have 3 sisters and 3 brothers, all in the U.S.  Two of my siblings are in college and one a graduate of The Ohio State University.  I am very grateful for all the opportunities I've had since coming to America."

Esther is a senior majoring in engineering at Ohio State Marion.