- Who can succeed in college?
- Student story: Overcoming cultural obstacles to college
- Student story: Overcoming anxiety around not fitting in as an obstacle to college
- Student story: Overcoming time management obstacles to college
- Student story: Overcoming social obstacles to college
- Student story: Overcoming lack of high school support as an obstacle to college
- Student story: Overcoming immigration obstacles to college
- Student story: Overcoming financial obstacles to college
- Student story: Overcoming the financial aid process as an obstacle to college
- Student story: Overcoming family obstacles to college
Student story: Overcoming cultural obstacles to college
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- i really want to join college but i have no financial help here in pakistan and i have dream to study in uk but i can barely afford pakistani university thinking about uk is like dream that won't come true. I wish i can really join college.(18 votes)
- Don't give up hope just yet! With the college that you are interested in, look on their website to see if they offer student loans and/or financial help. I don't really know about UK colleges, but since you are coming foreign and have some financial issues, some colleges there may offer some help towards this. I wish you the best.(4 votes)
- i want to go to college but i don't know what school to go to because
i am new to all of this and i get nerves about college can you send me some colleges i could look at(3 votes)
- Hey pryorbell!
The best thing to do is think about what you might want to major in. If you want to be an architect then you should look around and see what schools have the best programs for architects. That's an easy way to narrow down where you'll end up deciding to go.
Hope this helps!(5 votes)
- is it hard overcomming your culture(3 votes)
- What about undergraduates who are not American? Are things the same for them?(3 votes)
- what do college credits do, do they buy college or count as college taken or something else?(2 votes)
- No college credits don't buy college. They basically count toward your degree.(2 votes)
- This course looks to be very useful already, only I do wonder whether there will be an international student portion added to the course at some point. As I myself would be considered an international student if I were to apply to a college in the US. It would tremendously helpful to have a course outlining the procedure for an international student applying to universities in the US as it seems very daunting as a foreign student not knowing how to go about things such as financial aid.(2 votes)
- One of the tensions that does come up with leaving home in particular, is sort of feeling as though you're not going to be tied to your cultural background. This is particularly important for me because I grew up in an area that was very Hispanic and that was very Mexican. There was a big Mexican culture. Even amongst my friends and my peers there was not a big culture of leaving. I have to say that most of my best friends, most of my fellow students and all my family they had in the United States was also in California. This small, like little pocket. So because of that, that was a bit of a concern and to be quite honest, it's followed me a little bit into college. Of me always thinking and questioning, "Is this the best way to serve my community? "Is this the best way to stay true to who I was before?" But what I have realized, especially in conversations with a lot of professionals now, is that by leaving and getting this education I am able to acquire the skills and necessary resources to actually enact lasting change. So for me in particular, a lot of issues about social justice and working class conditions and immigration are very important to me and very much colored my experience back home. Now having left and having seen how the other side lives and also interacting with people who are in these very powerful positions, I get a better sense of how can I actually make meaningful impacts back home than actually just having to live there. I think at the end of the day, that is something that is very helpful for me to overcome that concern, "Did I abandon my culture? "Did I leave it behind? Did I forget that I was Mexican?" Because I feel like having left and having gotten these experiences I'm in a much more better position to make meaningful impact back home.