In a breeze, let's go to Greece!!!
I've always reminded myself that, "Like a runner in a hot day, I continue to fight through the hardships and pain. I will suceed, and by succeeding I will find the right way." As I clearly look upon this message, I know that my life struggles are portrayed within this phrase. Indeed, I've gone through several issues, and all of them have propelled me to where I am today. None, however, compare to the massive pain I have endured from my mental health issues. The severity of my case in the past has been the driving force toward my present success. I've been hospitalized, detained and even revoked from several university admissions and scholarship opportunities. Even though it may have been a horrific past, I'm proud to be the first to attend a univeristy-UC San Diego-in my family. Through my little time here at UCSD, I've made it my mission to study in a global seminar-an international academic program-for several purposes displayed within these following cases . As a result, these measures of defeat and pain became my buliding blocks to an illustrious path of education, health and currently opportunity.
In addition to overcoming these overwhelming challenges in life, I am proud of being a resilient freshman in the journey to becoming not only a future psychologist, but also a cultural leader. As a matter of fact, I am fortunate that I was able to engage in several academic and leadership programs before the start of the quarter. Through these two fundamental programs, I became aware of the various societal/educational issues and the rigor of an academic lifestyle. Although it was a huge sacrifice to what could have been a relaxing summer, I learned vital skills that were necessary for all of my future aspirations. Today, I am an attentive and ambtious individual looking to not only excel in my studies, but search for a number of essentials that can support my vibrant character. Thus, I have joined research programs, study abroad expositions and cultural groups. With a blend of all these intriguing programs, I am preparing for my psychological career, becoming knowledgeable in several international networks, and becoming fascinated by every cultural, especially Ancient Greece. Overall, I intend to utilize my academic array to bulit on my educational goals and my cultural awareness as a future reprsentative of my American community.
In spite of education being a main purpose in my study abroad experience, my health has also been a huge catalyst in expanding my horizons and living within a distinctive culture. Health may sound like an uncommon reason, but the richness in culture has always given me a tranquil mind with a soulful heart. In order to avoid any relapses in my mental health, these experiences will not only provide me with understanding of my own major, but with a stable and brightening lifestyle. Moreover, my own battles in mental health can and will be utilzed as experinces in not only the courses provided through this international program, but through my exposure in the Greek community, or any culture at that hand.. Eventaully, my stabilty in health will not only improve with this global awareness, but certainly benifit from these courses.
Most importantly, the opportunities that resulted from my struggles are limitless and now, in particaular, I have the possibility of attending a global seminar with boundless wonders ahead of me. Even though I may have internships, volunteer work and many more experiences ahead of me, I want to initiate my academic progress and social network through this specific program.. As UC San Diego is offering this remarkable dream, I am aiming to seek the best financial support for this trip. On the other hand, this particular opportunity is offering me, again, this breath of culture, langauge and tradition. Although the main purpose may lay in the academic foundation, I will embark in this exertion to personally develop into a cultural reprsentative of my environment. In this wondrous island of Greece or even the Indigenous culture of New Zealand, I wish to return with a far greater insight in studying abroud in order to give other ambitious minds the "opportunity" to explore, engage and embrace within their journey.
In the end, the struggles will remain, but my success is far greater than anything in life. Through these countless difficulties, I have constructed a multitude of goals I have or wish to accomplish. Whether it was completing an arduous summer program or planning to study abroad, I hope to bulit a prominent road of triumph. I realize flying to Greece, or any country at that matter, is not breeze, but rather an ambition that I'm working tremendously hard for. I may be a sort of amateur to university system; yet, I'm prepared for any obstacle or opportunity that is ahead of me. Nonetheless, I hope that soon this trip will fulfill my possible expectations in college , and will perhaps be a breeze.