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.”

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