Coming to America

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Life is about making choices, but some of them can even change our life. Two years ago I decided to come to America for my higher studies in Western Kentucky University. Although I knew it was really a challenge to me, this significant decision that I’ve made was going to change everything about my life and me. There are many things in life that can change the course of a person’s life. It can either make a positive impact or a negative impact on a person’s life. It’s always best to have the positive impact though. For me I have had a positive experience that has changed my life forever and that is coming to a different land and culture. There are a lot of surprising and sometimes difficult things that impresses when you arrived in a country you have never been before. The situations such as meeting the people, without knowing the language they speak, or filling out the application for the college, were unforgettable and new experience in my life in this “New World,” called America. It was a tough decision to make. It meant I had to leave my homeland and my family, friends at that point and go to a far-away place. I must adjust to that alien environment. My parents were worried about my future, but I still thought life was wonderful and the world was big. It is challenging to come to a different country when a person has lived a great part of their life in a different country. In hometown there is a sense of community amongst the neighbors but there is sense of epiphany moving to a city, realizing that all the millions of people who live there are strangers, and that one coming from a different country can never trust just anyone. Growing up knowing everyone's name and their personalities is a great difference from not even knowing your next-door neighbor. The sense of security is now broken completely. The people that are accustomed to a certain life style and are all of a sudden exposed to a different setting can see life as difficult and unattainable. Those...
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