Being an international student, I have to face many hardships; and one of the hardest things that I have to suffer is to live independently away from home. Living on your own is always the most difficult situation, yet I’ve been living half of the Earth away from my parents for almost two years now. This experience brought me a lot of mixed feelings. Go back to the day when I decided to leave my country for studying, I finally realized that my life was going to be so different. So it turned out that I have to adapt in a strange independence atmosphere, where there was no one to remind me to clean my room, not to forget my breakfast, to take medicines when I was sick, or to drive my to school everyday.
What my friends were capable of doing was not a bit close to what my parents would let me do, my parents are very narrow minded. My grandparents were even more severe, my culture is different from my friends and it’s hard for me to understand and accept it. What my parents expect from me is much higher then what other parents require from kids my age. I have more responsibilities at home and of course I have school responsibilities to go along with it as well. Since my parents didn’t let me do the things I insisted to do, I became quite rebellious.
The first and second year after moving from China to the United States, I was afraid to talk to strangers because my English was not very well. I had to depend on my husband for dealing with my personal business, such as making a doctor’s appointment, calling to the bank, or questioning to DMV officers. Douglass says, “being a slave for life began to bear heavily upon my heart” (62). For myself, being a dependent and helpless adult is a shame. Moreover, I lacked of extra money to go to school to improve my English.
When a student goes to a different country, he or she experiences different lifestyle, rules and people than usual, and that helps the student learn new things and make new friends. Leaving the country to learn a different education is a great idea. It has its issues, but studying abroad absolutely has more positives. Students cannot only learn from an academic, but they can also get life experiences and self-development. Having an education in a different country is a good idea.
Lindenwood University was a new challenge in my life. It is an American University that helped me get prepared to become a professional in the Communication field. Living in a new environment is challenging, because I am far away from my family and accomplishing many barriers along the beautiful journey I will overcome. Overall, my experience at Lindenwood University has been stressful because of many barriers such as language, money, feeling homesick and transportation. However, this has been a good opportunity for my future.
I had very mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I could get out of the house and be around people my own age again. And it’s an excellent opportunity to further my education. But on the other hand, I would have to get use to not being at home with my family. I would have to get to get to know and meet all new people, new teachers, and find my way around a big new campus.
Hsun Ching’s Life Changing Journey The journey Hsun Ching would embark on began as nothing more than weight on his shoulders. Little did he know, it would be an expedition that would change his life forever. Not only changing his perspective on the world, but also life, his personality, and character. All the risks and sacrifices that Hsun Ching has to make during his journey are a very small price to pay for the positive benefits on his life. The journey not only revolutionizes his outlook on the world and life, but also on the Sutra and what it truly means to the world.
No, me neither. Refresh them by studying abroad; you might be surprised at how much you remember. 3. Living in a foreign country is completely different to a holiday You’ll actually get to experience your place of study in the long term, picking up local knowledge such as where sells the best coffee, what tourist traps to avoid and how to get the most out of your new city. 4.
I truly felt that there was nothing I could do to remedy this situation and was at a total loss for solutions. Soon enough, though, I concluded that there was no alternative to hard work to change the current state of affairs in my life. It was then that I truly embarked on the most difficult journey of my life thus far. This being the journey of self-alteration and successfully changing my own behavioral patterns. My changes that I've done to myself have been quite noticeable to those people who've known me for a great number of years.
Every day, I missed my home back in my country tremendously. I missed the smell of it, the memories I had in that house, and my big beautiful backyard where I hung out with my family and childhood friends. In just one decision by my parents my childhood house was taken away from me. Losing this house brought out a lot of emotion out of me, I was sad to let go of all the memories, I was angry for having to move from my happy place, I felt like I lost familiarity, and security that this house provided for