Why did you move here?
November 11, 2010 § Leave a comment
What I actually said to my student was “in your personal statement (for a grad school application) you’ll have to have a sentence or two about why you moved here.”
“Here to Chicago?”
“Here to the U.S.” I said.
“Well in a way it was about health” she said. “In (my country) I had to choose between buying a tomato or cucumber or some fresh food, you know, and paying my bills. A lot of the time it was one or the other.”