Personal Narrative: My Education In Colombia

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After many years of sacrifices, my parents were able to save some money to bring us to this country legally. Colombia is a beautiful country, a place of very good people, nature and some limited opportunities; it was not as dangerous as it used to be 20 years ago, but the aftermath of a war, crime, narcotrafficking and corruption still was felt in the environment. As I indicated above, I was only 14 years old when we moved; the first challenge was adapting to a new education system; as a teenager is was frustrated switch from a private catholic school in Colombia (sharing same religion, traditions and values with the same classmates of many years) to a public high school, full of diversity, religions, values, perceptive and social problems.…show more content…
Sadly, I noticed a delay and slow learning process of the public American education system, and it took me less than a day to realize the education I had would help me overcome language and cultural barriers. On the other hand, I noticed many social problems with different kids I had as classmates; some of them had drug problems, family problems; it is ironic that I was witness for the first time of a fight between two boys in the country that my parents brought me for own safety, when I never saw one back home ( a “dangerous”
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