I am from Afghanistan, the land of war for decades. I have been in the United States since March 2015. When I came here, I started to learn English to communicate with people. Education is valuable for me since I had always wanted to go to college, it was a dream for me when I was in my hometown of Iran. I found out that I can go to college here, this was by far one of the most exciting news. I got my GED, my associate degree and as of the moment I'm pursuing to get my bachelor's degree in civil engineering.