That dream can be yours, it is certainly attainable - with loads of hard work.
A lot of people think coming to the U.S. is the solution to all or most of their problems. Many people also think that life here is smooth sailing, with the occasional bump - my friends & I did.
We were so wrong. Life in the U.S. is tough, but it's a good kind of tough. You do it right, and living here will be a huge growing experience.
I transferred to the U.S. as a sophomore, and back home, in my first year of college, I didn't have to work. I had a job in a newspaper, but that was really flexible, and I submitted articles when I wanted.
In the U.S, most international students want to work., have to work. Life is easier that way. We are only allowed to work 20 hours when we're taking classes, but we still do it.
People will look down at you.
They will ask you all sorts of ridiculous questions about your country of origin.
Some of your professors may initially think you're dumb or more academically challenged because you just got here.
You may find it difficult communicating with people if your English isn't so good.
You may not get a job for months.
All your credits may not transfer.
You may have room mate issues.
You may feel so terribly homesick that you'll be tempted to buy a ticket and go home.
American food may taste so awful to you that you'll puke.
The weather might depress you.
You may get broke.
You may get sick during a school break, and feel hopeless and helpless.
You may have to eat ramen noodles everyday during the week, when there's momma good cooking back home :)
During breaks, you may have no where to go. You may have to spend holidays here instead of being with your family and that sucks!!
All these are things that happen to international students. Things that have happened to me, my friends and people I know, Some of them could not cope, gave in to the emotional stress of it all and collapsed.
When you get here and if this happens to you, always remember - it will get better. As cliche as that may sound, it is true. There are millions of international students out there who have gone through what you will experience and survived - you will not be different.
Hugs & Kisses