(Supplemental to the Undergraduate Application for Admission)
The information you submit on this form will be reviewed by the International Undergraduate Admissions Review Board, in addition to your admission application and transcripts, to determine whether you are admissible to the university. The Review Board does not look favorably on personal statements written by someone other than the student. Please complete each item on this form, sign and date, and return it to the INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS OFFICE.
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1. Our most important concern in evaluating admission applications is to select students who will succeed at MTSU. In your own words answer one of the following:
Describe your activities in high school including extracurricular activities, employment, and any other information you feel is important in considering you for admission.
If you are over 21 years of age describe your employment experiences since leaving high school and any other information you feel is important in considering you for admission.
During my high school years, I attended two different schools-- CLQ and Northwest High School. CLQ is one of the best schools in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. I loved CLQ and excelled in all the subjects taught there. I took Chemistry, Physics, Math, Geography, World History, English, Portuguese, Physical Education and Biology to name a few. I was honored to study In the United States of America my junior year of High School in Clarksville, TN. I learned more during my Junior year as an exchange student than I ever thought possible. I embraced my time in the States and became actively involved as much as humanly possible. I did community service for the two churches my host dad pastored every Sunday. I gave many presentations about Brazil at churches and local schools. My favorite activity was my involvement in Mainstream which was a singing and acting group at my high school that performed throughout the year. Brazilians love to sing and dance and I’m no exception. I believe that studying abroad in the States gave me a new sense of Independence and awareness of the big world I live in, and I thank God everyday for all the lessons I learned as a young man and for all the friends I met. While in America I knew that I had to attend college here! So, as soon as I got back to Brazil I started planning on being here for college. I am the only child. My father died 5 years ago from a motorcycle crash. Since then, my Mom has been both Dad and Mom to me; she is always struggling and doing her best to assure that I have everything I need. My dream is to live in America one day! I hope you will consider me to be apart of your college.
2. What are your personal interests and career goals? If there is one thing I know, it is this; I want to make a positive difference in people's lives. Whatever, career I end up pursuing will include that objective. I’m passionate about music and English. I can totally see myself doing both for a lifetime. Sometimes I even tell my friends "I do wish English was my native language" or "would you mind hearing me sing for the twentieth time"? I also enjoy interacting with people very much and have always been a super flexible person, which makes it easy for me to make new friends, especially after the experience of living in a different culture for a whole year. In addition, I'm not shy at all, and I'm willing to face anything that might come my way if I get accepted. By the way, it just takes me wanting it and I want it! 3. Are there