My story starts in the year of 2003, when I decided to follow up on my dreams and go to a far-away land, called America. My journey is full of surprises and new discoveries of a world so different from the one I am leaving behind, with its own culture and beliefs. This is the story of a young lady and her first encounter with a new society, her first time away from home and family. It was not an easy decision to leave everybody and everything behind, but I wanted so much to travel and see this new world that I had seen only in the movies, the land of Columbus, where native Indians and African-Americans lived unified on a vast territory. I was 23 years old when I boarded the plane …show more content…
I was both excited entering the world that I had always dreamed of, but also frightened at the prospect of being so far away from my family and friends. Together with Josaline, we headed to her house where we spent a few hours talking and remembering the good times from home, telling her how happy I was to finally be there. After settling in my room, we decided to go and explore the city, ignoring the terrible exhaustion that I was feeling. It was a late, chilly September evening, but that did not stop us from walking on the 5th Ave and its famous stores, or the well-known Times Square, where all those lighted boards seemed to blind me. I was strolling down the crowded streets with my head up, looking at the tall buildings like they were 3 of 5 some big monsters created by a strange civilization. I remember bumping into every person on the street just because I did not want to miss anything that was going on above my head. Despite the late hour, the city was so alive, so crowded, with so many people going in different directions, like they were all in a rush to get somewhere, or running from something, but the whole image was so hilarious and exciting at the same time, cause I had not seen so many people in
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I had always dreamed to study in the United States of America since it is an extreme case to a lot of people around the world to have a chance to earn education the USA. I am fortunate to have this chance and I value that extremely. I had many challenges and barriers when I decided to come here to the States but I was very focused to earn a degree from here and I over came them in order to make my dream comes true. When I came here moving with my family to attend college that was the hardest part of moving away from my parents and other members of the family and friends. Back home, I was always known as a very social active person among women groups. I used to participate a lot in women clubs and activities due to women segregation in the society
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My parents raised me in a small town in the Philippines. We are not wealthy, but my parents provided us more than we need. In my country, if a family can eat three times a day, they are not considered poor. That is why some people there tend to leave the country for them to support their families. Since I was a child, going to America is one of my dreams. I immediately took the chance when my parents allowed me to study here. At first, I am so excited but as time goes by, I felt the sadness of being away from my family and friends. That is not enough reason for me to give up. I will become successful here in America because I am not afraid of failures, I am self-disciplined and lastly, I have set goals in
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?
Transitioning from the Democratic Republic Of Congo to the United States was a challenge that my family and I had to overcome. The main reason why we moved was because my father wanted a better life for my siblings and me. My father did not make enough money to pay for our education, food, housing, and other things. With the little money that he did make, he would give some to my mom so she could buy clothes and sell them in order to put food on the table. More often than not my mom was unable to sell anything so, we would go to my uncle's house to see if he could provide us with at least rice to eat with sugar. In my family's eyes, at least, the rice was better than not eating at all. One day, my father's friend called him and told him that there was a lottery game people were playing and if you won, you would be given the chance to go to the United States. My dad was the only one from my family who was allowed to play and after eight months had passed we were informed that we won! We were all so happy and ready to start a new life in America! The new excitement about moving to a better
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