I grew up in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico with my family. We moved to the U.S. at the age of fifteen without speaking English and unaware of how the American education system really worked. Because of the vast number of students in my high school, the counselors were extremely busy to help us individually. That’s when I realized that if I wanted to succeed, I’d have to prepare on my own. So I immersed myself in the world of scholarships: analyzing, reading, looking for mentors… until I achieved my objective: A scholarship to study journalism at The University of Texas at Austin.
From there I volunteered in Central America, learned Portuguese in Brazil, worked at a radio station in Spain, traveled to India as a missionary, earned a human rights fellowship in Denmark, and earned a paid internship in the U.S. Congress.
And everything with SCHOLARSHIPS (More than $70 thousand to be precise)
But how could someone with high 80s and 90s without speaking English well was able to achieve such a thing? That’s when I decided to spend my life helping the youth drafting their own personalized strategy to achieve their objectives. Working as a college adviser, and subsequently as an admissions officer, allowed me to understand the system and guide hundredths of students, many of them have already graduated from college.
Another scholarship brought me to Shanghai, China, where I pursued a master’s degree and reinvented myself as a professional. I currently work at one of the best high schools in Mainland China guiding Chinese students to pursue their education in the U.S. and Canada. Thanks to technology, it's now possible to share these knowledge online and that's how Meet the World was created.
- Eduardo Gonzalez
If you’re ready to Meet the World of opportunities available and how to prepare to take them,