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By Ajay Abraham
I came to the University of Northern Iowa three years ago on a cool summer day in August. I am a shy person and don’t do well around strangers; to be in a whole new country where I don’t know anyone and experience a totally new culture and speak a different language was very overwhelming. My only experience with the United States was what Hollywood showed me through the many movies I’ve watched; I was nervous. But what I experienced here in Iowa was something that I never expected. Iowa has one of the warmest and friendliest people I have ever met in the world.
I’m 23 years old and living a dream
I come from the relatively small city in India called Chennai, where I was born, raised, and where I studied, too. I grew up connecting with stories. Whether it was bedtime stories my parents read to me or stories on the news as I grew older. I also connected with people. Walking into a room full of unknown people and hearing their stories filled me with excitement and eager anticipation.