My name is Hosam Awad.
"… this is where I want to evolve and create, and I thank my parents for this opportunity."


DEPARTED FROM
Amman, Jordan

ARRIVED IN
San Francisco, California

YEAR
2013

AGE
17

NOW LIVES IN
Santa Clara, California

My name Is Hosam Awad, I was born in Amman, Jordan, in 1995. My mother is Jordanian and my father is Palestinian. They are both architectural engineers. My parents had a dream, it was more like their only goal in life, they wanted for all four of their children to get the best education possible in order for us to able to do whatever we can with our lives. In order for us to able to have the freedom to create whatever we please in our lives, we had to be able to live in a country where civilians have ultimate freedom. The united states was always on the top of the list due to the resources, freedom and the available top notch education institutions. Therefore, I had to work really hard in high school in order to have good enough grades to be accepted in U.S. universities. The language was never really a problem for me as I went to an international school where the language of instruction was English. Furthermore, I spent a lot of time on the internet which really structured my English language.

After being accepted into San Jose State University in California, I was more than ready to come to the U.S. and make use of the opportunity that my parents made possible. I arrived to San Francisco in august of 2013. I was fascinated by the way civilization was embedded in the nature aspect of California, I was even more fascinated by the culture. The main thing that I was impressed by was how everyone is focused on their own life instead of focusing about people's looks, race or what they are doing.

Here I am four years later, so accustom to the culture and the principles the United States strives to portray. My accent slowly vanished to the point where people can no longer recognize that I am not a local. I cherish this opportunity everyday and try to make the most of it. I believe that the United States is a great example of what a country should stand for in our current time for the most part. Furthermore, I feel like a part of this culture and I do not plan on leaving anytime soon, this is where I want to evolve and create, and I thank my parents for this opportunity.


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