Why I Want To Come To College Essay

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Same as any other regular students who decided to go to college and committed to excellence, I also wish for a bright future. However, there are many obstacles along the way. Before I came to America, I had never thought about college because my family could not afford for me to attend. My dad passed away when I was eight years old, and my mom has been struggling in supporting the family. It became worse around the year of 2006-2007 when my mom’s business had a major financial difficulty. My siblings and I were forced out of our home, and ended up living in our brother-in-law’s house. Fortunately, in September 2007, the U.S. Consulate approved our paperwork and allowed us to come to the United States. It was a dream came true for my family because we believed we would have a fresh start and a better life here in the U.S.
As we moved to America, I personally was so grateful for a chance to go to high school. Nonetheless, I was overwhelmed by the language barrier. When I was in Vietnam, I never thought that
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When I transferred from LA Mission College, I applied to become a part of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). To become more involved in school’s extracurricular activities, I joined the program called the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) which is an honor society on campus. With NSLS, not only I get to meet different people at school, I also have a chance to build leadership skills. Other than NSLS, I am also a member of the Layer 8 club and a member of the Management Information System Association (MISA). Through these organizations, I have a chance to meet with professionals in the IT field and learn new things from them. I also learned the importance of being active in the community by participating in these school activities. They help me getting involved and contribute to the community through volunteer works and also shape me to become a better
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