I am from Lisbon, Portugal. I first came to the U.S. on January 1st, 2017. I came here to pursue my education. One of the biggest difficulties I had when I first arrived was interacting with other students because of the language barrier.
Q: How are you overcoming that barrier?
A: I became more friendly so that I can make more friends. I know that having more friends can help me with the adjustment to this new life and culture.
Q: What is it that you are most afraid of?
A: The biggest fear I have is when I think that I can't achieve the goals that I have set for my life.
Q: How do you overcome your fears?
A: I believe that overall there is no situation that I would face that the Lord wouldn't help me find a solution. I'm a very positive person, and I believe that everything happens for a reason, so I often find my strength to face my fears by holding on to what I believe.