Living in a foreign country is like time travel in which a person travels to the time where everything looks and feels different. For me, it was a whole different period of my life where every day was a different phase. It was both astonishing and stressful. When I emigrated from India to the USA I experienced three phases, honeymoon, distress and adjustment.
After I turned in my application, I wasn’t sure that I wouldn’t be accepted. Due to the fact I didn’t even think my grades were even good enough to get a letter for any honor society. Eighth grade year wasn’t my best year, grade wise. I didn’t think I was capable of getting honor roll at all,let alone for a honor society. Which during my eighth grade year, they weren’t. But my freshman year I tried to get good grades. And getting that letter showed me that I was capable of As and Bs,maybe a C+ too. Just getting the letter was enough.
When national honor society acceptance letters got passed out and I was not getting one had to be my biggest failure, it was such a huge failure because when I was in grammar school. Teachers always asked what you look forward to in high school... My answer was always to make national honor society... freshmen year came and I was got to big headed, I suppose and I was off my game I allowed my grades to slip beyond repair and after my freshmen year failures.. I was beyond discourage going into my sophomore year... So I didn’t try to fullest... Junior year came and there were whisper that
I was given the offer to be a part of a program called the Robinson Scholar Program. The program is designed for first generation students who had low income in Eastern Kentucky. Five contestants from your school compete for a full paid ride to the University of Kentucky. My mom urged me to apply. I acted like it was no big deal because I didn’t believe I was smart enough for the program. Every day after school, the first thing I did was walk to the mailbox to see if I received a letter telling me if I was accepted or not.
There are events in life, which can change yourself or your way of thinking. As for me, I think the major change in my life occurred when I moved from France to America. This change has entirely affected my personality. Why? I arrived in the United States during the summer of 2002. It was really hard for me since my parents had only told me about the move in April of that year. Therefore, I did not have the time to prepare myself psychologically. My parents had talked about coming here for a very long time, even before I was born. Everything started in 1973. Indeed, my parents came from Iran to Europe in order to finish their studies and then to return back home. However, even at that time, they had not set their mind as to where they
I walked around unsteadily all day like a lost baby, far away from its pack. Surrounded by unfamiliar territory and uncomfortable weather, I tried to search for any signs of similarities with my previous country. I roamed around from place to place and moved along with the day, wanting to just get away and go back home. This was my first day in the United States of America.
Transitions are never an easy thing to conquer. It is often hard and stressful to cope with changes to one’s surrounding, but in the cases in which one manages to conquer this obstacle, elevation of knowledge and experience are great results gained from this achievement. I originally came from Africa and recently moved to the United States to join my mother and my step father. This great change in the things I had become accustomed to in my daily life was not easy, furthermore taking into account the fact that I had never experienced a transition so little as shifting from one residence to another.
Since I came here my whole world change, the education in United State was different place to live and different language too. I had to start from the beginning . Math,science and history were a challenging classes for me, because in Spain were different than United States and the language was different too I used to lived in a city when all my classes were in other language I only used to speak Spanish with my family and some other friends. The most difficult class when I came to West New York was math even that I used to like math but when I came here I started to hate it because the way that I was used to it was wrong here. The problem was that I had to show work and they saw my work they told me that how did I did it that the way was weird and I had to learn that way that they do or they will give me a bad grade so I learned it was difficult but I did it. Science is my favorite class I think that is interesting to learn about it, but in middle school I had to study a lot to pass the class because I did not what were a lot of the vocabulary words. History was difficult but not as much that were math
The day was finally here. It was November 11, 1990, the day that our family was to go to ¡®Land Of Liberty.¡¯ I heard so many different things about this country called United States of America and I was warned that it would be nothing you¡¯ve expected. The plane ride did not seem as long as it was; partly because I was lost in my own thoughts with hopes and anxiety. I thought about what I will become in this massive country I was headed and how soon I will adapt to this new culture and people.
All people seem to want the same basic things out of life regardless of race or religion. Universally, people want a good job, a healthy family, and a chance for their children to have a better life than the one they have. Families that already possess these things, whether through their own hard work or merely by way of inheritance, rely on the existing power structures within society to ensure that their future happiness continues . But what do people who do not belong to existing power structures turn to in order to secure these things for their families and children?
I came to America from Pakistan two years ago. I am currently attending Broward College to get my associate degree. One of my most important goals is to get a master’s degree in aerospace engineering and become an engineer. To achieve this goal, I am very passionate. I have worked very hard to maintain good grades. I have joined clubs and faced many difficulties to be where I am. I am passionate about math and physics and due to that reason I want to attend a prestigious school for sciences and become an engineer. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to get the education; therefore, I am working hard to get scholarships.
My name is Angela S. Baez, and you can call me Angela. I am from the Dominican Republic. In this essay I would like to tell you a story about my experience in coming to the USA. I was very happy when I found out my daughter and I received full residency status from the USA. We would be moving to New York City Sometimes, I felt nervous, because it was my first time to go to another country, which used a different language than my country. I also had to leave my family for a long time. However, I tried to keep strong and calm. I knew it was a good choice to move to the U.S.
Life is about making choices, but some of them can even change our life. Two years ago I decided to come to America for my higher studies in Western Kentucky University. Although I knew it was really a challenge to me, this significant decision that I’ve made was going to change everything about my life and me. There are many things in life that can change the course of a person’s life. It can either make a positive impact or a negative impact on a person’s life. It’s always best to have the positive impact though. For me I have had a positive experience that has changed my life forever and that is coming to a different land and culture.