Going into the role of Peer Mentor, I was very anxious that I was missing something. I was nervous that would be faced with something I couldn’t handle. I worried I wouldn’t be able to communicate efficiently with the student or my faculty member. I was afraid I wouldn’t be supported and taking this position would end up being a mistake. I am happy to say that none of my fears were realized and this experience has been one of the most educational and fulfilling that I have experienced in my time at American University.
Socializing is extremely difficult for me. I prefer staying on the sidelines with a few close friends. After receiving the news of the move to America, I immediately became extremely anxious about needing to make new friends. I love my friends and want to avoid the painful process of making new friends again. My last month in Malaysia was spent saying goodbyes and arranging meetings with relatives and friends before I became half a world away from everything I know and love.
Having to move to America from a country whose native language wasn 't English, would be difficult, having the culture shocks and language barriers. But when Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved to America because of her father 's job, she experienced something she would never forget. Many people were curious as to where her homeland, Iraq, was and what it was like there. Although many children in her school often stereotyped the country, after finding out where it was, she was quick to inform them of what it was actually like there, surprising them. Upon their arrival to their new home in America, their neighbors and others had asked where they had come from.
I am a first generation immigrant; I arrive into the United States as a refugee. As every human being set a goal, I have also set myself a goal of education. While I was perusing my educational goal, situation came where I have to choose between education and work. I have chosen education with no doubt, but the decision brings me and my family a financial burden. Although, I do not have any regret of my decision, sometime it is hard to disregard the financial need to support the family, and unable to afford the most necessity things.
The two self-test I chose to take were the Myers-Briggs Inventory and Strength Finder 2.0. My thoughts about both self-test were an interesting experience. In the Strength Finder 2.0, the author Gallup’s made interesting point when he talked about the “A Misguided Maxim?” “You can be anything you want to be, if you just try hard enough.” (5) The author calls this phase a myth but for me, I call these words of encouragement. For years this phase has inspired me to accomplished many goals in my life and help me in raising my children as a single parent. Also, I have used this phase to encourage many people who have felt like they could not achieve their goals in live.
Waiting for the bell to ring to signal the start of the day, I came to realize that I was going to be on my own for a while, and that it would be for the better. Living overseas majority of my life, a great sense of self-efficiency and independence is developed over time. Both of my parents raised my sister and I completely on their own, with no outside help from family or services. They are epitome of self-efficiency and independence. As a grew older I started to see how important it was to only rely on yourself and figure things out on your own.
The people there are very angry because they have no work” she is trying to say that the people are angry at Albania because they have no jobs for the people that live there. Jobs are a big factor everywhere which is why a lot of people come to the United States for work. Another saying from Vuksni “ the United States is perfect and beautiful” in this she is saying America is a good place to be. They provide opportunities for everyone that way they don’t feel left out. The United States can be a beautiful place of people who are looking for change and
Although it was very hard for me in the beginning especially coming to a new residence with everyone speaking a different language I am very thankful. Against all the struggles, I overcame each obstacle I thought I was not capable of. Going to school, working a good job and having my son in a wonderful school is easy to find in the U.S which in P.R it is remarkably tough. Leaving Puerto Rico was extremely hard but visiting my family is a yearly thing, but I will not change my lifestyle here in the States. I love my son dearly, and I’m blessed and thankful to be in the United
Yet being a foreigner, I have faced a few challenges in coming to terms with who I am. Some obstacles are more comical than others, yet they all played a part in me understanding that nationality can’t be wiped away. Moving to America was the biggest challenge I faced in my life. I had to restart my entire existence at the tender age of seven. How could I cope in such a foreign country as America, with its loud people and weird accents?
Now I was still proud of where I came from however my life soon became more challenging, but how could I have stop fighting? I understood than the future could always change, but the past was already in for the long haul. Time went on and Elementary past, so did middle school then senior year came and little did I know that the past could become tomorrow 's; just another day where the past could live. My social status feed off of my success because the more I achieved, the more being undocumented came in my way. I felt as if my whole life was like walking in black ice and like a clock, time will repeat and so will my days.
Yes, Luke 's experience apply to me in someway. It is always difficult for people to adjust in a totally new country, where there is different language, culture and lifestyle than their own country. I too faced difficulties in traveling to U.S and adjusting myself in a totally new new environment. There is a vast difference between Indian and U.S culture. I too led a very secured and conservative life in India, where I was always around my parents.
1) I could make a long list of what I accomplished in my life such as winning Most Valuable Player award, but there is one thing that I prize the most and made these accomplishments possible: Moving to America. 2) moving to here and losing my mom marked my transition from childhood to adulthood, it made me to understand the world better, it made me to appreciate the god for what I have and not for the things that I don’t. It is such a vivid memory that I have carried with myself till now, memory of when I was in Iran’s airport and was talking to my mother face to face for the last time. Her words changed a person who I was before and made me to keep moving forward, even though I lost her and would never see and hear her voice again. She said
Remembering how long and uncertain our journey has been, from leaving our hometown and family sixteen years ago, to obtaining green cards, to years spent saving enough money to afford citizenship, I realize all that my parents have sacrificed to create a promising life for me. Thus, I have decided to never let past obstacles prevent me from creating a successful future. Reflecting on the reasons as to why my family moved half way across the world—the high crime rate, insufficient job openings, and no real opportunities for improvement, allows me to realize that attending a college in the United States is the key to making those dreams a reality—dreams of safety, opportunity, and success. Being a first-generation college student means that I have the opportunity to make my parents proud, honor their sacrifices, and give back to the country that has given me a new identity and allowed me the opportunity to improve my
The impact was positive because it opened up many opportunities for me. In America, there are resources and financial support available to those who qualify to help fulfill this generation 's dream. After I graduate from college, I will have the opportunity to have a career. I believe higher education is important because the skills I am taught daily helps me to understand the future and how to pursue my dreams. I have always wanted to have a better future because I grew up in a low income family.
Throughout American history, millions of immigrants around the world have left their countries in search for a fresh start and to be able to succeed in life. And people continue to come to the U,S tp this day. Over the decades, immigrants have had multiple reasons to flee their country and come to America, many came to try and escape poverty, while others wanted to escape war, people come here to seek religious freedom, and that 's what they get. The United States has its downsides to battle immigration, but it also has upsides as well, such as the D.R.E.A.M. Act.