Cause and Effect 3
I could have never have imagined that I would be one day studying in Chicago and have a scholarship from SACM (Saudi Arabia Culture Mission). SACM is an organization that was created by King Abdullah for the benefit of Saudi students to get a better education in American universities. I felt extremely honored and appreciative for receiving this significant award which will help my confidence and inspire me to realize my dreams in develop skills.
The first effect of me having a scholarship is that I dramatically improved my English language. Because when I arrived here first time, my English was very limited and I had a hard time understanding people for the first two months. For example, I remember one-day I was invited to watch one of the Cubs ‘game with my fellow Americans. Once the game was over, one person asked me, what I thought about the game: I replied by saying “good” I felt so embarrassed that I did not explain more information due to the lake of my understanding. Additionally, people sometimes come to me and start to talk to me fast, and I all I do is just pretend that I understand them by shaking my head so that people can see that I got everything was being said but I was not.
Another effect scholarship had on me that I got to changed my career goals and look for different one. Before I received the scholarship, I was working as a surgical technician in a huge private hospital which was very far away from my home. But I wasn’t getting enough money even though. Plus, I wasn’t enjoying my work. I felt like I wanted to complete my education and run away from the operation rooms. However, Things have gotten to the point where I had quit my job and came to Chicago to study more and more. When I got to Chicago, I said to myself this is the chance that I should try and prove to myself that life doesn’t end when you lose a job, because there is always a way and hope.
Last effect scholarship also gave me was that I changed my view on the US. When I was in Saudi, I thought that racism has completely gone from the united. But I found that my expectations were in fact wrong. For example, my first year in the US was indeed horrific black people were unjustly brutal by the police. Another incident was the death of Eric Garner which took place in New York, he was unarmed when a police man dragged him to the floor and stepped up on his chest and Eric was saying “I can’t breathe”. Not only that but, white people recently just voted to Donald Trump who is an absolute professional racist. On the other hand, the great Americans whom I love and respect are trying very hard to treat everybody equally respectful to all races and cultures regard what Trump’s supporters might say.
At the end, this scholarship has enabled to blend and adapt to a new culture. Indeed, I am so thankful that this chance which has opened an enormous door for me to discover the diversity of this country. Again, I should give credit where is due which to my friends who provided me with a lot of information about Chicago, so that I could study in this incredible city.