Describe a significant setback, challenge, or opportunity in your life

I consider a challenge as an objective that I have to reach for a dream. During all my lifetime, challenges have been important to me because they taught me to have discipline in my work and never give up in difficult situations. The greatest challenge that I have made was to overcome the difficulties of the language in the . When I was studying at Mexico, I had always the dream to study in an important university in the . For that dream, I took an important decision that later shaped the way of my life: study in to find an opportunity to get to an important university as UT Austin is. When I came to the , I had a problem with the English language. The opportunities were there so everyone could get a place in any important university. However, I knew that to get those opportunities I had to study more than a normal student to improve my English proficiency and therefore try to achieve those opportunities. After taking the challenge, I talked with my counselor asking her how I can prepare to get in an important university. She told me that it’s difficult to get in but not impossible and it requires a great effort from me. She told me that I would begin from the lowest English level because I was not prepared to take challenging classes. During that time I struggled to learn a new language but it was necessary because with that plan I could learn more. I started to learn the basic grammar, sentences structure, reading comprehension, and writing. I started to read books to learn more words and I started to talk with people that don’t speak my language. After those painful months, I had improved my English proficiency but it was not enough to be in challenging classes. Suddenly, I realized that if I want to be competitive, to be a better citizen, to be a better Hispanic, and to defeat my challenge, I have to take risks by taking the challenging classes no matter if I haven’t a high English proficiency. Although some challenging classes weren’t hard, there was a class that I considered was the hardest class that I have had: AP US History. The first months in that class were hard because a student in that class was expected to read and write in a higher level than a normal student so it was difficult to get used at that rhythm. Although I struggled with topics, I began to see improvement in my work thanks to my consistency to get a good grade. When I took the AP US History exam, my improvement was made and my achievement was reached because I passed the test and I get the probability to get college credit. This goal was really significant because not only I passed the test but also I improved my English proficiency to a high level. Today, being in the top 10% of a great competitive class, achieving a great English proficiency and being the Spanish honor society vice-president have been the most important achievements at this time thanks not only to my hard work, determination, and tenacity but also for taking a great challenge to reach a dream.
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Very inspiring. Keep up your good work Emotion: smile