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Like many people at my age, the term "study abroad" always seems very enthralling. But to me, it was a special word linked to a dream, something I had always wished to experience the full meaning of. Growing up in a small town of Vietnam, my dream has always been to experience a new way of life and see the world from outside of my small country. When I was in middle school, I remembered asking my father whether the United States looked different than what we had always seen on the news. Year after year, I closed my eyes to sleep and wondered how it would be like to live in a different country, or even to fly on the airplane for the first time. During high school, I attended many study abroad events which were held in my city with the hope that someday I might be able to live my dream.
However, it did not happen until my last year in high school because my family could not afford it.
My parents are both extremely hard-working business owners. They try everything in their power to support my brother and I receive better education. Nevertheless, going abroad is always a far-reached goal. Fortunately, with the help of my uncle who lives in America, I was finally able to put my dream into a reality. Yet, as an international student, there is not much financial help out there that I am eligible to receive. When I was still in high school, I tried to search and apply for many outside scholarships. However, there were not many available for international students like me.
Throughout my years in the states, I have participated...