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Foster School of Business I was born in a small village in the outskirts of Uzbekistan. It's among the weakest and most isolated areas of the nation. The market of the region, as well as of the entire nation was supported from the Soviet Union. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan was filled up with higher unemployment, rapid inflation, and shattered infrastructure that could not support any economic revival. Most families, especially those in suburbs of the country, were fighting to get by. Thus, most students in my village couldn't even dream about visiting a college. I had been among those pupils. However, in 2005, I engaged and became among the finalists of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program. The application was administered by the State Department of the United States (US); it gave the opportunity to students having an outstanding academic record to study at the US high school for a year. At that point, I understood that there was a chance that someday I may be able to visit a university. When I was studying English back in Uzbekistan, novels published during the Soviet regime were the sole source of information regarding American civilization. Regrettably, much of the data in these novels was more biased and subjectively critical of the US. Hence, the pupils who had a real interest in American culture had been subjected to a propaganda, which depicted the American public and culture in a very negative way. Thus, I reasonably expected my upcoming experience in the US to become nothing more compared to confirmation of announcements made in these publications. However, I had been off to some big surprise. Lately, by observing American civilization, I managed to have a feeling of my own culture too. Once I was growing up, it w.. .