Personal Narrative: My Personal Experiences Of Immigrants

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Being driven, passionate, and highly motivated aren’t just qualities that you are born with but something you develop through life experiences. As a child I’ve had the experience of living in two different countries, attending school in Russia and spending summer time in Uzbekistan gaining experiences from two vastly different cultures, building a foundation for diversity and cultural understanding. Luckily for my family and I, my mother received a job offer at Mayo Clinic, allowing us to move to the United States. Consecutively, having to overcome many challenges as a diverse, first generation immigrant. Not many realize the hardships that immigrants face when moving to a country, such as restrictions on work permits for the family, where …show more content…
Once I left, I had realized the hardships of being a single mother and the true financial burdens from having childcare costs, working overtime to support my small family. Although, the timing to go back to school had been terrible, with no support of my family since they were in a different city, and no opportunity to rely my daughter's father in fear of him hurting her, I returned full time back to school. My drive and want to achieve a goal of receiving my diploma, made me work harder than ever to create a better. I have learned how to balance a full time job while taking eighteen to twenty four credits a semester in order to graduate early with my degree. I participated in the Student Parent Help Club at the Twin Cities campus, listening and sharing stories with other parents and their struggles. Supporting one another in the hard times as we all understood each other and the struggles of being parents and students at the same time, whether they were graduate level or

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