The Importance Of Moving To Egypt

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Zahraa Issa How would it feel, when moving from one country to another? Imagine a person moving from one side of the world to another. I am originally from Bagdad, Iraq. I left Iraq in 2006 when all of the corruption began, the killing was random. The scenes that I witnessed were heartbreaking. In 2006, I moved to Egypt where I was exposed to new life, new culture, and new delict to learn. In Egypt if an engineer is homeless it is not a surprise; the degree in Egypt has no value. My uncle had an engineering degree, yet he was unemployed. At that time, I was in middle school and I realized that Egypt is not the place that I want to be in because, I did not have a future there. My grandfather always use to say that I should work hard now, and …show more content…
When I went to Egypt, I had to start all over in my new school to meet the requirement to be the top ten percent. I also had to make new friends to learn more about the culture, and my surrounding so that I could understand them, and they could understand me. It was hard, especially for an elementary school child. However, I enjoyed my four years in Egypt because I learned new things besides; I was introduced to an amazing culture. Everything changed in the summer of 2010 when my family’s case to come to the United States at the United Nations got accepted. After four years of waiting, we almost gave up. When I first came to the United States, it was very difficult; I had to readapt to my new environment. Everything was different the language, the culture, and the society. I went through a lot of struggles at the beginning; it was harder than Egypt because the society was different and mainly because of the language barrier. Although I worked hard, and I did my best to reach my goals; I kept reminding myself of all the struggles that I overcome, and how I had always succeeded in the end, and that is what kept me …show more content…
The roots of Arabic does not come from Latin like other languages; instead, it came from its own roots. As a result of the language barrier, I had to work twice hard as a regular student. I always stayed up late to finish my assignments; I stayed after school for tutoring every day even during my lunch break, because I hated feeling behind, and I wanted to be successful. After the hard work, my grades started to improve, and little by little my English got better. My strengths that helped me overcame this obstacle came from my family, my ambition, and my faith in God. These three things were what I was fighting for, and what built me to who I am today. From what I had gone through I learned an important lesson, which is our life is the gift from God, and there is no such a thing as impossible. The mean point of this is that I deserve this scholarship because I could overcome any obstacle in my life, I have always worked hard, and did my best to achieve my goals. I need this scholarship to help further my education without creating a financial burden for my parents. My parents have always helped me financially, and emotionally, but I do not want them to do it anymore. This scholarship will help me further my education, therefore, instead of me depending on my parents, they will depend on me. I want to further my education because I cherish learning, and I want to be successful in my life. My

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