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Purpose of Self

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Global Education Scholarship Working at restaurants and designer boutiques in an affluent U.S. city, I've witnessed racial intolerance take place in public. Often, it seems more socially acceptable to express animosity instead of acceptance when foreigners are introduced to a community. No matter the circumstance, I always feel compelled to speak up against racism. I want to use knowledge gained from studying in London to broaden and deepen my understanding of human culture, society, and community. My goal is to specialize in helping others feel a sense of belonging when faced with ethnocentrism. ...read more.

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A common misunderstanding is that most migrant citizens are "illegal aliens" who steal work opportunities from locals. Fortunately, community program efforts are well established in Kemberly's community. I believe that my mentoring of Kemberly helped her gain self worth. Kemberly's future holds newfound hope; and I have newfound faith in the power of public education and public organization. In my sophomore year of college, I was chosen to participate in an internship at Place Of Hope-- a non-profit group foster home for abused and neglected children in Palm Beach County. ...read more.

Conclusion

Fear of the unknown is a driving force behind disrespectful behavior towards any race. The Quote by Henry Miller, "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." can be applied to the goals I wish to achieve. I want to teach a new way of seeing the value of immigration in society. In turn, new citizens can use their skills to boost economic stability and growth. The Global Education Scholarship will provide an extraordinary opportunity to immerse myself in a new culture and further expand my knowledge on a global level. As a foreign student and first time visitor, I would like to share my experience with others by teaching the value of cultural acceptance. ...read more.

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