Angel Salvador Gaona Rojas's Blog

Update from Angel!

Hi my name is Angel Gaona Rojas and I graduated the Instituto Cultural Reinaldo 5 years ago. I have had the privilege of studying at Mount Saint Marys University in Maryland for the last four years after receiving a full scholarship immediately after graduating high school in Paraguay. From the time I was 10 years old I envisioned myself studying Medicine so upon electing my major at the university level I opted to major in Chemistry since my university didnt offer Pre-Med as an option. My adjustment to the U.S was a bit challenging the first year as absolutely everything was different from what my life was like in Paraguay. After my first year I felt much more comfortable and I had even made a few friends. I am and always have been a very quiet individual, I enjoy keeping to myself and appreciate peace and quiet and find it absolutely necessary now that I have enrolled at George Washington University. Towards the end of my time at Mount Saint Marys I was encouraged my my advisor to apply for additional scholarships at the graduate level. So, I took his advice and applied to handful of schools and I was actually awarded with a full scholarship to GWU. I started classes on the 7th of September, 2015 and after the first week I already recognize that this will be a challenge for me but I know I am more than capable of achieving my goal. I have come too far to be stopped now.

My old English teacher asked me if I knew what I wanted to do after I finish my masters degree and I must admit that I am a bit undecided. I am not sure what the future holds for me. I know that I am here in the United States until 2018 which is when I anticipate on finishing my degree. Then, who knows? My visa does not last an eternity and there is no guarantee I will get a job here in the U.S which would be one of the only ways I can get a visa extension. I suppose I could marry someone too, but that option does not seem to be on the table as of now so why waste any time even considering it. I will have to answer this question further down the road once I begin to near the end of this new academic endeavor.

I would like to give a thank you to everyone who has helped me or my friends. Whether your support be monetary or emotional, it all helps! Thank you givology for existing! What a cool idea! I hope someday I am in a position where I am able to provide young children the opportunity to receive a higher education and help them in pursuing their life goals. Those who run the website and to those who support the website, you are all very admirable individuals. You guys are making a great difference all over the world. Keep up the great work. God Bless!

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