Getting a chance to study in a university in the United States is one of the greatest opportunities I have had in my life time. Studying in another country means a lot to me. It means being exposed to a new environment, new people whose cultural and social backgrounds are totally different from mine. On a much bigger scope the way of living of people in the United States is totally different from the way people live in my country. I am proud of my background very much. in this case I find that it is of great importance that during my study in the united states I ensure that I fully represent my country , my family and I.
My lifestyle in the university is one of the factors that will greatly determine how I will represent my country, family and I. lifestyle includes the mode of dressing, the kind of food I eat and the way I uniquely interact with people in the new environment reflecting the culture in my own country. Wearing national attire will show which country I come from and that I am proud of it. In regard to the food I eat my friends will get the opportunity to enjoy traditional meals from my culture once I prepare them (Williamson and Wendy 2008, p.208). On the same note I will be exposed to other people’s culture and the kind of meat of food they eat. Having meals with friends will be a good way of showing what we do back at home with my family. That is sharing and enjoying meals together as a family discussing issues and making jokes.
Additionally, I love singing. During festivals at the university I will ensure that I show case my talent (Williamson and Wendy 2008, p.261). This will be a good chance to show the kind of songs people in my country sing demonstrating the moral lessons attached to the songs. Basically studying in the United States will provide a great opportunity for me to learn cultures of other people and also represent my own self and culture so that it may be appreciated as well.
Williamson and Wendy, HYPERLINK “http://www.abroadscout.com/studyabroad101/” Study Abroad 101; HYPERLINK “http://www.agapy.com/” Agapy LLC , Illinois (2008), …
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