That kind of focus is unusual, Fearing said.
“I don’t know if a lot of our students have that focused of a goal,” she said. “They say, ‘I want to go to college.'”
For those who do go to college, there’s a new set of challenges. Dhungana said deciding on a major is especially difficult for students new to U.S. education.
“Our background is not strong like people who live here, like people who study from elementary school to high school,” he said.