Open Gate Of Opportunities

Open Gate Of Opportunities

Ali: Arabic at Roosevelt High School
and Study Abroad in Egypt

Everything about OneWorld Now! is great. The staff members are like my older brothers and sisters; they’ve helped me in every possible way. They have played a big role in my college application process. Starting from the winter session to the end of the school year, they have been helping me to get in to a good college, where I can continue studying, and learn about the world around me. I will be attending Evergreen State College in the fall. They have taught me to be a leader, and not just think about myself, but also think about the people around me.

OneWorld Now! has created a lot of opportunities for me that I believe I never could have had if I were not in the program. One of the biggest opportunities I got through OneWorld Now! is the chance to go abroad to Egypt for a month to study and practice my Arabic. I never imagined that I would ever in my life go abroad or to Egypt. The experience had a good impact on my life. It has changed me in so many ways that I never thought possible. While I was abroad I didn’t know what was changing inside me, but I knew that I was changing. When I got back home I felt that change in me. I was more responsible, and thought a lot more about the people around the world who have much less, even in terms of food to eat, and am thankful for what I have here. I have also become more patient, because while abroad I didn’t know the language so well, and had to think things through before I acted. OneWorld Now! has opened the gate of opportunities for me, and I don’t know how to thank them. I hope that one day I can return and give back.