I went back to school I used to go before moving to the United States, and I was glad to see familiar faces of my classmates. I first felt that I finally came home and this was the place I belonged to. However, my best friend and I were placed in different classes. Having experienced a depression, I had became withdrawn and afraid to talk to new people. Again, I did not have friends while my best friends seemed to enjoy hanging out with her new classmates.
I was extremely tired. All i wanted was to throw my alarm clock across the room and sleep for the rest of the day. I could smell my mom making breakfast, it was pancakes my favorite. I finally got up after smelling that. While I was getting ready, was kinda excited to be in the sixth grade.
I will be a first-generation college student next fall, and I know that I will be successful because I have always been able to overcome the obstacles I face. The challenge of moving to a new country, struggling to survive, and learn a new language have all led to who I am today, and for that, I feel I am a better person. Your investment in me today will certainly help bring a brighter future for me
This study abroad experience will be a valuable addition to my resume and something to discuss with potential employers. As excited as I am for my learning abroad program, I know that travel comes with challenges. Everything about this travel experience will be new; I’ve never travelled away from home or even flown on a plane before. Considering the obstacles I’ve had to face in my life, this trip would be a personal triumph, and I know I would return a stronger person. Doing something for the first time naturally makes me nervous, but my excitement is even more powerful than my nerves.
As our plane landed, I did not see any high buildings like how we saw in a movie or television shows. On the way home, all I saw was rocks. I was disappointed and just wanted to go back home but I could not really do anything about it Adjusting to a new culture was difficult especially when you don’t know much of the English language. But I did not really mind about it because they said people here were nice. So I enrolled in a school, it was supposed to be one of the happiest days of my life but it was not.
I thought to myself. Wow. In just a few hours, I was going to be in a totally different country. My last day in the United States was on a warm day in July of last year. I would be using an airport in Washington D.C. to make my journey to Panama.
As I walked in to my new school on the first day I was completely petrified. I have neverexperienced such a scarier thing than walking into a new school half way through the year and being the new girl. I knew nobody not one person. I felt alone in this big world called Middle School. My first day went okay I mean everybody stared at me ask me for my name and I just was that new quiet girl who didn 't say anything.
Of course, there were others around that were anxious for their first day, but for me it’s was different. “Briiiing!” Went the bell. I felt the weight release from my shoulder. Once I stepped outside of my classroom, it felt as though there was an earthquake occurring. It was a maze of students and I was just hoping to find my way out.
I have a passion to travel and go on new adventures; I want to see all that the world has to offer me. I get such a thrill when I purchase airline tickets or find a new place I get to discover. I spend the majority of my free time searching for cities to explore and people to meet. In fact, my weekly planner reads, “Where to next…” on the cover in bright, bold letters. There was never a question or hesitation in my mind when it came to studying abroad in college— it was part of the reason I chose San Diego State.
Before making the decision to return back to school and finish my education, I definitely wanted to reflect on my past educational experiences. Thinking back, there were certainly a few different challenges I faced. In high school, I don’t feel as though I took my education as seriously as I should have. Without a doubt, if I could go back, I would’ve spent a lot less time focused on friends, and more time focused on the books. Outside of my classmates, I had a life changing event happen my senior year; I found out I was pregnant with my daughter.