This semester I decided to take 18 credit hours. Oh wow! It’s so much work. I am taking: Business Statistics, Core, Finite Mathematics, Principles of Macroeconomics and Financial Accounting. They are all very interesting classes but they take a lot of dedication and the truth is that sometimes they take more work than normal, because of the barriers found when studying in my second language. The good thing about this is that I learn so much, and my vocabulary and speech keeps improving every day.
I remember the first time I came to the States and actually stayed for a while, I remember that one time I got sick from food poisoning, and in Mexico, you when you get sick like this, you say “me intoxiqué” which is like ” I got intoxicated” and when I said that in English, everybody saw me weird… like “why is this girl saying intoxicated like this?” It wasn’t until later when I realized that saying this in English meant that I had gotten drunk, and that was definitely not the case.
Having the opportunity of living in the United States, really has helped me to develop in my academic and learning part of my life, and also in my prsonal growth. I am sure that misunderstandings like those ones will happen again, and that is ok, because you learn from them, and that is what is important.