Admission Essay from a Vietnamese Immigrant Admission Essay by writingsensation

Admission Essay from a Vietnamese Immigrant
An admission essay from an immigrant from Vietnam.
# 75508 | 1,004 words | 0 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 13, 2006 in English (Admission Essays) , Education (General) , Hot Topics (Immigration)

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The paper presents the student's personal history that led her to apply for admission to medical school at Meharry Medical School and to specialise in OB/GYN and also her future aspirations in this area. The writer describes her childhood in Vietnam and how this affected her choice of career. The paper explains the burdens which led to a lower academic performance than expected and notes that these have now been overcome and present grades are far more indicative of what can be expected from this student.

From the Paper:

" In order to truly succeed, you have to be prepared to fail. This notion was not immediately obvious to me when I first arrived in the United States from Vietnam at the age of 18. I felt very out of place as my family and I didn't speak a word of English and were unfamiliar with the customs of the country. I desperately wanted to go to high school and begin my education again, but I was told by several school officials that I was too old to enter the local well-regarded high school. Fortunately, I found an advocate in the local ESL teacher. She stood up for me and convinced the administration that I could prove myself if given the chance, and with her backing I was admitted as a junior. I credit her with teaching me that anything worth achieving is worth risking failure for, even though this concept initially went against my shy nature. She told me that I was in America now and any dream or goal I had for my life was within reach as long as I was willing to work for it."

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