Having been raised in Guatemala and with diverse people, I have been exposed to many cultures and individuals of different backgrounds. Throughout my life, I have had this uniqueness that allows me to blend in with people and communities around me, as well as the surrounding environment. The values I learnt from my Guatemalan culture as I grew up have allowed me to spread diversity to other people around me while also absorbing other cultures that I experience.
I am able to communicate fluently in three languages, which include French, Spanish and English. This allows me to interact with different ethnic groups and cultures. When I first came to the United States, this enabled me to learn a lot about other people. Most importantly, exposure to different cultures increases my understanding concerning the choices that people of different backgrounds make. In addition, it enabled me to settle quickly within my new community. Different cultures determine behavior, choices and decisions. Being able to understand this is one of the experiences that make me unique and able to interact with people of all statures.
I acknowledge the efforts of SMU in admitting diverse and talented students in all areas. This is one of the reasons that convince me to pursue my higher studies in your university. Being part of your organization will allow me to collaborate with diverse people, learn more and also share the knowledge I have. To your institution, I bring a uniqueness that will bring people even closer though interaction and events.