Dr. David Owens, 57, was born in Germany and moved to the U.S. to attend Stanford University when he was 18 years old.
“My mom’s German so we spoke German at home. We wore lederhosen and ate bratwurst and sauerkraut,” he said. “I remember being on the plane on way to school and I couldn’t figure out where it was. I didn’t know where San Francisco was compared to Los Angeles. I didn’t really know anything.”
David encountered a great deal of culture shock, which made the transition to the United States difficult.