At the age of fourteen, I was accepted into an Early College High School that has allowed me to take dual credit courses since my freshman year of high school. By the time I graduate high school, I will already have my college associate degree that I will have earned through my hard work and dedication. Even though I went through a lot at such a young age, it has shaped me in every possible way. I was exposed to a whole different language and culture, but I was able to succeed through my strong desire of success and dedication. I am thankful for every challenge that I had to go through because if it was not for them, I would not be the person I am
My worldview and beliefs have been greatly shaped by my travels, family, friends, and most of all, my high school experience. I lived in Dar-es-Salaam and Hanoi, before moving to the US. My parents have also woven my Indian heritage and Hindu religion into my upbringing, and I have been lucky to attend St. Albans School, an Episcopal school in DC. As a result, my worldview has been under constant evolution. I think the beauty in this upbringing is that I have experienced a variety of new cultures and religions.
Most of the stuff he did, I did because I thought that the only way to become successful was to just fit in the American culture. I do not know what life brings me later on after I graduate, but I figured out in my junior year in high school that our people, the Hispanics, will always have our back no matter what and they will help
Throughout my childhood, I was going through what could be described as a cultural identity crisis. I come from Central-American heritage, my mother is Honduran and my father is Salvadorian. I, along with my two younger sisters, were born in Houston. Raised in the northeast area of Houston, I grew up around a majority of Mexican-Americans and gained a connection with their culture; despite not coming from Mexican descent. The people I interacted with every day until high school outside the household were majority Mexican-American.
Both parents coming from Mexico. I was born in Oaxaca Mexico but my parents moved to Vegas and brought me when I was just two years old . So yes , I was raised in Vegas. Both of my parents are 100% mexican , we?ve been living in different apartments all my life but settled in a house recently the fact that we moved to a house was amazing truly it was because it was a big accomplishment for my parents but I don't go to the same school anymore and I moved to western where I rather not be but I'll get use to it. My brother and I had our baptism, my mom was
The interplay of cultural influences of Iran and India is particularly noticeable in the form of visually significant objects such as miniatures, manuscripts, calligraphy, coinage, book binding, carpets, jewelry and pottery.11 The Mughal Empire has rightly been called a ‘cultural state.’12 Humayun was greatly impressed by Iranian culture and art during his stay in Iran where he spent most of his time in such pursuits. The restoration of the Mughal Empire after Humayun’s return from Iran established a tradition of migration from Iranian territories, which continued until the Muslim states of India could no longer offer prospects of employment. Iran contributed a good deal to the Indo-Muslim cultural heritage; its share among the immigrants was significant. Prof. Sukumar said that “the exile of Humayun in Iran, though humiliating and painful, was not altogether barren in its results.” 13 Humayun’s stay in Iran not only established diplomatic relationship between the Safawid and Mughal Courts, it also led to closer contact between India and Iran. During the Akbar’s reign, when the Mughal Empire was consolidated, a general immigration of nobles and generals as well as men of arts and letters from Iran deeply molded the Indo-Muslim civilization.
Just like in Jing-mei’s mother in Two Kinds, my parents have always told me I can be whatever I want to be, because this is America. But every day I ask myself, who am I? What is my cultural identity? Just by a glance I am like everyone else, a typical American teenager. A girl trying to make it through school and make my life as successful as possible, and maybe find myself along the way.
I am an American citizen and I have been living overseas for more than 26 years (over half of my life). I am currently the Head of Upper Primary Department in the U.K. managed Bell department of a well-known school in Bangkok, Thailand. I thrive in this educational management role and I thoroughly enjoy the school and everything about it. At nearly 52 years of age, I often wonder how I got to where I am now. After all, being a teacher is not a career that most people would consider a ‘dream job’, but it is for me.
My friends, my school, my college and my family have intrigued the love for culture and above all the love for humanity. The macro system with which I am being surrounded has made me the person who I am my beliefs, thoughts and ideas. The commerce and industry of London, its mass media, and government agencies has initially made me the person who I am today but with increased interaction from different cultures I have shaped my personality and my way of thinking (Guhn & Goelman, 2011). Various events and people and their ideas have ignited an optimistic approach within me and have increased my love for humanity. Moreover, increased interaction and knowledge about the people of different culture have increased my passion to serve the humanity and heal the people who are in pain.
I found that like many colleges, Georgia Tech seems to value cultural diversity, the plethora of student diversity programs proves this. Due to my family 's involvement in the military, I have been exposed to a vast multitude of cultures and ideologies. Although the constant moving and adapting to new surroundings may be arduous, I found the teachings instilled by foreign communities invaluable. Such cultivated reapings include a honed sense adaptability, understandability, and respect. With a Japanese mother and German father, I seem to fit into the common depiction of the United States as a “Melting pot of cultures”.
I would get actively involved in the activities sponsored by the NHS and will support my peers. I will propose new ideas to my peers and work with them to achieve growth and success in the selected tasks. Another way I could contribute is by spreading the word or doing presentations of the benefits of being a member of the NHS. The National Honor Society
I would be honored to be able to contribute to the National Honor Society if given the chance to take part in such a prestigious organization. Ever since I was in elementary school, I have driven myself to achieve knowledge with all the effort that I could muster. This drive is why I want to be a member of the National Honor Society; I believe that the organization will help to encourage my desire for scholarship by developing my leadership skills. I yearn to have a more positive impact on the people in my life, in my community, and in society in general. I believe that the organization will provide me with a better chance to achieve that goal by presenting me with more opportunities to help out in the school and community.
Having the unique perspective of an immigrant, who has had to overcome numerous obstacles to become integrated into American society while maintaining my roots, has motivated me to make the most of my education. Thus, being surrounded by and working alongside like-minded, driven individuals with differing, yet relatable backgrounds excites me, and I know that I will have this opportunity as a member of the Lookout Scholars Program. To be in an environment with other first-generation college students who understand the significance of their education and truly appreciate the opportunities allowed to them will be motivational and inspiring. I believe engaging in a stimulating and encouraging cohort with students who desire to be challenged in
My desire to learn has motivated me in my schoolwork and has prepared me for the vigorous study necessary for success in the NSLI-Y program. I am eager to further my language abilities to seek out experiences that will help me succeed in an international