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Amanda
Daniel
Languages: 
German
English
September, 1993
Bio: 
I was raised by Polish parents who immigrated to Germany and from a young age was exposed to more than one culture. I remember that every year on Christmas Eve we would have fish for dinner. It is a polish tradition. As a child I highly disliked it and was sad that we did not eat meat like all my German friends. Many of my friends grew up with parents who were strict disciplinarians. My parents, on the other hand, were more relaxed on issues such what activities I participated in. When I was a child I used to compare myself to my friends, thinking that my upbringing had so many differences. Today, I am highly grateful and proud that I have these cultural differences. They made me more of an open and accepting person. I do not judge different culture or other ideas of living. Another aspect that influenced my personality is the strength of my parents. Both did not have much money when they immigrated to Germany. Their strong academic background however, propelled them forward. They were considered refugees and lived in an asylum, but they worked hard which is the reason why they now have their own house in an upper class neighborhood. Their energy and attitude made me more determined and optimistic about myself and my future. I am neither Polish or German but rather a little bit of both.
Volunteering Experience: 
New York
Education: 
High School Diploma, currently pursuing Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Occupation: 
Student
Amanda Daniel
Ratingen
Germany
Languages:
German, English
September, 1993
Description
I was raised by Polish parents who immigrated to Germany and from a young age was exposed to more than one culture. I
remember that every year on Christmas Eve we would have fish for dinner. It is a polish tradition. As a child I highly disliked it and
was sad that we did not eat meat like all my German friends.
Many of my friends grew up with parents who were strict disciplinarians. My parents, on the other hand, were more relaxed on
issues such what activities I participated in. When I was a child I used to compare myself to my friends, thinking that my upbringing
had so many differences. Today, I am highly grateful and proud that I have these cultural differences. They made me more of an
open and accepting person. I do not judge different culture or other ideas of living.
Another aspect that influenced my personality is the strength of my parents. Both did not have much money when they immigrated
to Germany. Their strong academic background however, propelled them forward. They were considered refugees and lived in an
asylum, but they worked hard which is the reason why they now have their own house in an upper class neighborhood. Their energy and attitude made me more determined and optimistic about myself and my future. I am neither Polish or German but rather a little bit of both.
Volunteering Experience
New York
Education
High School Diploma, currently pursuing Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Occupation
Student
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