Studying in USA always comes with a cost. Cost will be both physical and mental –
- Staying away from your family
- Cost of education
- learning to live life in new world
- many more
Despite the cost, you have to be proud of what you have accomplished so far and goals you are trying to reach. Lets look at the impact to your family, as the result of your education in USA.
Your mom and dad will be ones who will feel proud when you are studying in USA. Even though they are going to miss you a lot, they know for the fact that your family status is going to go one step above. More relatives and friends will respect them just for your accomplishment. Of-course “US-Return” stamp adds more value to you when you go hunting for a (bride/groom).
Your parents will be spending ton of money for your education in USA. But, they know when you start earning money after graduation, their financial status is going to go up a notch. Every parent wants their son and daughters to have a better life then theirs. That’s what every parent strives to provide to their kids through better education.
First Flight and Tears
When you say good-bye to them in the airport for the first time when you fly to USA, your entire family and friends will watch you leave. They will cry (mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, brothers, sisters, ..) but they know for the fact, the minute you say good-bye to them, your life, their life is goign to change for good.
Even after several years, when I board the flight, I can see my parents tears. First few hours in the flight is always tough.
Students like you going to USA for the first time, it will be exciting journey to remember. I still remember my trip in Business Class in Lufthansa (overbook flight, so I got business class ticket still Frankfurt). That was my first time in flight and I was up for entire trip, watching the flight tracking screen, distance to destination, different countries air space, .. I still remember when I saw Kuwait and when flight went through the rain clouds before landing in Frankfurt and it started raining.
End of the day, your life will be better than your parents. Your efforts have taken your family to next step in the soci0-economic ladder. You need to feel proud about your accomplishment.
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