The Importance Of Being A Latino Culture

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People have the ability to adapt to different environments and situations. I am from a Latino country and came to the United States four years ago. Up to that point, I had only experienced Latino culture. Moving to the United States was difficult for me. I had to learn a new language and a new culture. Being far away from my origins, I am trying to adapt to the American culture. When I left my country, I understood that I needed to learn a new culture without forgetting whom I am, and from where I came. As a Latino student, I want to become part of the university life, but it is challenging because I am adjusting to this culture and I cannot expect people to believe, behave, or talk the way that I do. Somehow, I need to assimilate into this new culture, and I to adapt to this new world of education and classmates with a culture other than mine. Now that I have graduated from community college and transferred to a four-year university, I recognize that as a Latino student, I have been struggling in different areas. In order to be part of society communication with others is essential. As a Latino speaking student in an American community college it was hard for me to express myself and participate in class. At first, language was a significant barrier for me. For instance, when I was taking chemistry I could not participate in class because I could not pronounce some chemical words in English that I knew in Spanish. Being unable to express myself correctly lead to a lack
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