Transfer Statement

Please provide a statement that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve.

To term it a blessing would understate my first semester experience. Working with a group of brilliant professors and highly motivated colleagues has provided me a unique and enriching experience. Additionally, it has helped me clarify and define my vision for the future. As an international studies major, though, I have learned that I need a program which provides a wider and broader vision than is offered at my current institution. Instead of a program limited to geographic regions, I need to enter a program that incorporates issues, ideas and information with a full global perspective. With this wider view, I can set a course toward the completion of my career goals and obtain the flexibility necessary for thematic subfields like international politics and the interface of global economies.

If you're traveling through Brownsville, Texas and flipped through the radio, you are more than likely to come across several stations fluidly mixing two languages and speaking in what we call "Tex-Mex," a mongrel language somewhere south of the border from the so-called “Spanglish.” Setting the stage for my passion of international studies, my average-size border town merges both Mexican and American culture, yet at times...

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