Essay About Ethiopian Culture

1167 Words5 Pages
I have come a long way in both my professional and personal life. I come from a very different cultured family. Both of my parents were born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia just like me. My family and I migrated to the United States about a decade ago seeking for a better way of life and more freedom of expression and opportunities. After we moved here it was challenging for us to adapt to U.S.’s culture because it’s very different from our culture. Located in the horn of Africa, Ethiopia is the tenth largest country in Africa. In recent years, the Ethiopian economy is currently the fastest growing economy in Africa and the third fastest growing economy in the world. Approximately 85 percent of the population lives in rural areas. The settled population is scattered, making delivery of health and social services difficult.…show more content…
The United States is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. The Unites States has traditionally been referred to as a "melting pot" welcoming people from many different countries, races, and religions, all hoping to find freedom, new opportunities, and a better way of life. Just as cultures from around the world have influenced American culture, today American culture influences the world. People migrate to the U.S. for many reasons for example some people are fleeing governments who aren 't ruling in the interest of their people or are treating different groups poorly for reasons of ethnicity, religion, or political opinion. One of the main reasons why my family and I migrated to this country was for a better educational opportunities. I’m currently a senior here at VCU going for my Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. I have two sibling’s one younger brother and one younger sister. My brother is studying accounting at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and my sister is in second
Open Document