In 2011, my parents and I came to America. The choice that my parents made had benefited my academic career. I have a better education here and schools in America helped me become a better 2learner. Education is an important part of one’s life. Without a good education, not everyone can achieve their lifelong goals that want to achieve someday. When I was living in India it was much more different studying there. The teachers in India, would not be as tough as the teachers here. Some teachers do not give any effort in wanting to help their students succeed. Eventually, my parents decided to come to America, to get a good career and help me succeed . When I came to America, it was an escape from the education that I was having before.
This is the story of an Indian immigrant, who wants to accomplish his American dream someday. I was raised in India which is economically not as well off as the United States of America. I completed most of my high school in India and immigrated to the United States at the age of 18. I graduated high school from Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City, Maryland. Due to financial difficulties, I did not apply to any university and joined Howard Community College, which was truly a remarkable experience for me, showing me what it means to have an American college experience. I was not inclined towards engineering or medicine unlike my friends in India who had chosen to pursue those careers. I chose to explore the various options available in the United States. It was at Howard Community College that I was
I came to this point of my life through an untraditional path. I was born in the southern Mexican peninsula to a hard working single mother. From an early age I learned the value of work. I began cleaning windshields at stoplights and polishing shoes when I was seven, primarily to help my mother keep my older sister in school. At the age of twelve my father offered to bring me to the U.S. to learn English and one day return to Mexico having mastered this precious skill. Although life as an undocumented migrant was filled with obstacles, false starts and uncertainty, I remained steady and I never abandon my dreams.
I am a citizen of the United States of America. I was born on November 25, 1974 in Quinnesec, a very small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with about 1,190 residents. I grew up in a family of five with my father Ernest Vivio Jr, my mother Hilda Vivio and two younger siblings my brother Eric Vivio and sister Laura Karle-Vivio. I graduated high school in 1993 and went on to attend college in the fall of 1995 at Central Michigan University. I graduated college during the winter of 2000 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Art History.
Have you ever thought you could be great in a career… if only you had the funds? As a seventeen year-old DACA student, I have faced many financial obstacles in my college application process. As a non-citizen, I am unqualified for financial aid from things such as the FAFSA.This means that I have to depend on my family for support on paying for college. I have always tried my hardest in school to keep my grades as high as possible and learn as much as I could, knowing that one day I would need this education for a better life and career. I am currently in the process of applying to college. However, as a member of a low-income family, it has become apparent that the biggest obstacle between me and professional future is my financial necessity.As
Since I came to America, I made great progress not only with foreign languages but also with my adaptive capabilities. From what I saw, read, and talked with my friends, I realized that I am improving more and more. In the past two years, I learned a lot more here. This experience not only broadens my view but also enriches my life. It changed my life for the good.
I am an immigrant, many years ago I made the decision to move from Honduras to Texas, the transition was hard and I didn’t have any relatives to help me to deal with the adaptation process. Prayers and humility were my everyday help. I still remember my first job in the USA spraying insulation on new commercial building construction and cooking Mexican tacos at a small restaurant at night. While doing that job, I realized very quickly that education was the only way to succeed in this great country therefore, I quit the taco business and education became my priority.
My family decided to immigrate to America when I was a child, wanting to give my brother and I the opportunity to obtain an education here and lead a better life. However, coming to America, I struggled a lot. As an “outsider,” I did not understand American culture and it took me awhile to learn English. Everything was so much more spacious, so much more modern. Though, despite being a “foreigner” in this new land, my classmates and teachers were very accepting of me, welcoming me with open arms. With their help, and with the help of my family members, I began adapting to life here.
I was born in Kerala, India and was raised in Chicago, IL. I came to America at the age of three hoping for a better future. My father came to America first, and he lived with my Aunt who had three sons. After two years my father saved enough money to bring my mom, sister, and I to the US. During this time he would work as a dishwasher at a nursing home to support my family. After a month of living with my Aunty and her kids my dad found an apartment to rent. Eventually, we moved into a tiny one-bedroom apartment with my family. That was the hardest time period for me due to language barriers. My sister and I started to learn English. However, my parents were struggling to learn a new language so we would have to go everywhere with them to translate. Another, difficulty that we faced was financial issues. At that time we were making ends-meet and we were scraping every penny that we got. Afterwards, my mom got her CNA license she started working two jobs when I was only four years old. Even till this day she is still working two jobs to support the
It all starter on september of 2007, I was brought to the United States by my parents to make happer the American dream. I was born and raise in Guatatoya, Guatemala, a wonderful place where people are humble and happ, and enjoy being helpful to family members and stragers. My parents brought us (my brothers and myself) with one goal for us, to improve our life and graduate from college. It has being rough because it was challenging to overcome the barrier of languague and customs, but now we have adapted to these barriers.
IATI Theater seeks NEA funds to support artist fees, production and direct touring costs for “TRIPLE PLAY SERVICES TO LATINO COMMUNITIES”. This program seeks to provide a bridge between artists and under-served communities in the Northeastern United States. The program combines 3 different services with the goal to engage our communities in the performing arts while providing artists a platform to fulfil their dreams and improve their skills.
First, I would like to introduce myself. I grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I am a single mother of an autistic seven years old boy and managing two jobs to meet basic needs. Although I grew up in one of the poorest nation in the world, that has not stopped me to dream big. My primary goal immigrating in the United States is to get a world-class education. I would not state I have achieved all my goals yet, but I am closer than ever.
me to come to the United States. Highly motivated to succeed, I searched the path towards
I was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. But when I was eight years old, my life transformed completely. I was no longer the smart little girl sitting in front of the class, but the English learner in the back of the classroom. My transition to the United States was not easy. For the first months, I have no friends, no one to sit with at lunch, and most importantly no idea what was going on in class. Even though I had years to learn the language, reaching that goal seem unreachable. However, I slowly improved and each year I had new accomplishments. Even though I have now spent more than half of my life in this country, I will never forget those days in the beginning. The confusion I brought along everywhere I went as I was introduced to a
Graduating from the Acting program courses is bittersweet and as it draws to a close there are a few things I want to reflect on regarding Acting in general as well as people who have made this experience worth every minute. This semester was a major growth spurt in terms of Acting, and I’ve worked to improve my confidence level and volume especially while working in “The Audition”. However, I still have some trouble really dropping myself into a moment or character without getting somewhat distracted or out of focus. I think in the long run this will get easier the more experience I have, and it mostly just requires more practice. I aim to keep in mind that an actor’s work is never done, and just like a person of any other profession, there’s always room for improvement.