Although it was sometimes difficult trying to find links between my self and my Saudi Arabian, Hungarian, French, Nigerian, or Chilean friends, I soon came to enjoy my new stir fry environment.
By the time I left, I was wondering how I ever could survive the boredom of attending a homogeneous institution.
This essay would have been stronger had he actually shown us, perhaps by including a story or describing an event where his confidence made a difference. Harvard, International experience: Living in Switzerland"Je deteste des Americains," said the old Swiss woman sitting across from me.
Her face contorted into a grimace of disgust as she and her friend continued to complain that Americans had no culture, that they never learned another language, and that their inferior customs were spreading throughout Europe like an infectious disease.
Princeton, Athlete (Football)I have learned a great many things from participating in varsity football.
It has changed my entire outlook on and attitude toward life.All the while, I went to practice and everyday, I went home physically and mentally exhausted.Yet my apprehension prevailed as I continued to fear getting put in the game in case another player was injured.That aspect of my character led the first years of my high school life.I refrained from asking questions in class, afraid they might be considered too stupid or dumb by my classmates.I was still afraid of making mistakes and getting blamed by screaming coaches and angry teammates. During my sophomore season, my position at backup guard led me to play in the varsity games on many occasions. Most of the time the mistakes were not significant; they rarely changed the outcome of a play.Yet I received a thorough verbal lashing at practice for the mistakes I had made.What he could have done better was spend more time describing himself after he made improvements.As it is, he only tells us about his newfound confidence and drive.These occurrences only compounded my fears of playing. Sometimes I made great plays, for which I was congratulated.Now, as I dawn on my senior year of football and am faced with two starting positions, I feel like a changed person.