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Mora's Experience In Usa Essay

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My name is Mora I. Siregar, and you can call me Mora. I am from Indonesia. In this essay I would like to tell you a story about my experience in coming to the USA. I was very happy when my sister Vera registered me at a school in the USA. The school was the English Language Center in Provo, Utah. Sometimes, I felt nervous, because it was my first time to go to another country which used a different language than my country. I also had to leave my family for a long time. However, I tried to keep strong and calm. I knew it was a good choice to study in the U.S.
I departed from my hometown (Batam) to Singapore on April 23, 2000 at 6:00 p.m. I went by ferry and got there forty minutes later. ...view middle of the document...

The plane took off from Singapore to Japan at 6:00 am, and I was in Tokyo airport four hours later. I had waited the next flight to San Francisco approximately two hours. I thought to myself, "Wait, wait, and wait again!" I decided to take some pictures at the airport for memories.
I met a new friend when I was taking pictures. His name was Al Corpus. He was of Philippine descent, but he became an American citizen. He guessed that I was Filipino also. Then I said, "No, I am not. I am Indonesian." We talked a lot about our countries. He told me about his experience when he arrived in the U.S. the first time. We became good friends. In the plane, he sat beside me. He taught me what I would need to do to enter the United States. He helped me a lot.
Hours later when I arrived at the San Francisco airport, Al Corpus showed me where I could take my luggage. He waited for me when I was checked by the customs agent. He also escorted me to Delta Airlines for my next flight to Salt Lake City. He was very helpful and friendly. I thanked him very much.
I had to wait for a few hours for a flight to Salt Lake City. I didn't do a lot of things there. I just read a book to spend my time. I arrived at the Salt Lake City airport at noon. I booked an Express Shuttle ticket to Provo. About one hour later, I arrived in Provo. I stayed at Best...

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