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Study in America since 15 years old was the biggest turning point in my life I was told by my parents that I have to go to America after finish my freshmen year in high school Thinking that I have to live in the different society and the foreign-speaking environment I was both thrilled and scaredIt was in the summer of 1995 I had attended the summer camp call August House It was the program for international student to improve their English skill before the high school in America I had spent four months in the camp that was located on Martha Vineyard Island I had a great time meeting people from many difference countries I spent four full months with student from Japan Korea and Germany I learned quite a lot from them such as their language and culture My English improved during the camp because it was the only way we can communicate to others First three months I couldnt contact with my parents because I did not know how to make a phone call to Thailand During my early years I was shocked by the different between cultures of two countries If you look at the maps youll see that Bangkok is totally opposite side from New England area Therefore the ways of life and the peoples usual perspectives are not likely to be in the same way In Thailand I lived with my parents so I did not have to take care of my stuffs as much as I lived in the dormitory in high school For example I had to do my own laundry and I had to get my own food from the cafeteria instead of having parents doing these house-works for me Therefore I developed the responsibility in order to become a grown-up took care of myself independently from my parents These are all the turning points I could think of when I came from Thailand to the
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