Immigrating And The United States

1644 WordsMar 15, 20177 Pages
Immigrating to the United States When I was seventeen years old and in my last year of high school, I came to the United States with my mother and left my father and siblings. When my mom immigrated in 2008, she left her business and decided to start a new adventure that might provide her more financial stability. Ever since I was a child, my family owned a furniture factory and a store. After my parent 's divorce, my mother kept the house and my father the company. Similarly, my mother opened her store for a few years and then a preschool, which was more related to her bachelor in psychology. However, my mother financial stability decreases after acquiring debts. My mother struggled with covering the preschool costs and providing for the…show more content…
However, I got used to getting free lunch instead of buying it, having a lesbian next to my gym locker, and seeing pregnant and pierced students. I connected this open-minded culture to the freedom of expression in all the sense of it meaning. Therefore, I embraced liberty and feeling of independence to the extent that at times was seen as rebellious by my mother. Certainly, I liked how diverse my group of friends became. After graduating High School, I moved to Massachusetts with my step-father who I met when I was 13-14 years old. My mother moved a few months later. I moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts and applied to college at UMass Lowell and Merrimack College. I was encouraged to apply to a Community College because it was cheaper but I never liked the idea of a two years college for then transfer to another school. However, I started as a Biology major and pre-med student in Merrimack College but then had to transfer to UMass Lowell before my second semester. I moved because it was an expensive school to afford for a low-income student without a scholarship, and I also did not want to acquire a massive school loan debt before medical school. I transferred to UMass Lowell as a Biology major after my first semester of freshman year. I then became a Psychology major with a minor in Sociology and Developmental Studies and graduated in May 2016. Moving to the United States implied a significant adaptation
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