Exchange Student College Essay

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It was August 2011, when I was watching television together with my family. We sat together in the living room like we usually do. There was nothing special in the news so I didn’t really pay attention about what was going on, I kept reading my book and talked to my mom. A little while after that I heard the newscaster say about the war what was happening in the Middle East between the countries there (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, etc.) and United States of America. I already knew that they had war with each other since 2001; I also knew that the reason for that war is about terrorism. I didn’t really know about the terrorism things at that time. But when I was watching the television I saw hundreds of people killed by US troops with their bombs. At that time, I just had the picture that it is just one of America’s propaganda to attack the weak country with their strong military. I still remember when I said, “If I could choose what country in the world I travel to, I will not come to the United Stated of America, daddy!” My daddy just laughed and said, “You’ll never know young lady, so let’s see”. Two years after that I am writing an essay in my room, not in Indonesia but United States. How can it be? Well, I am an exchange student staying in Wisconsin now. I applied for an exchange program for all over the world and United States is one of the countries in my list. Not because I want to go to the United States because I already knew that there is nothing good that I can get in there but scholarship. I never thought that God picked this country for me because I made more than 10 countries in my list, and He knows how much I had a lot of negative minds about this country. USA just a place for Hollywood people that spend a ton of money everyday for their fashion or the place that people are obsessed to attack a weak country with their strength. Now I know the reason why He sent me to here, to see directly how the people are, the condition, learn about their...
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