Need to Vent...Grrrrr!!! - page 2

I find myself using this forum to vent alot. I went to HS in the caribbean, and although I have two college degrees that I did in NY I still have to submit my HS transcript. Anyway, I... Read More

  1. by   lady_db_programmer
    Quote from stpauligirl
    :lol_hitti I am not lying....it is for real, they made me take the CLEP in German so that I could fullfill the foreign language requirement and graduate with an Associates in Arts ( I was born and raised in GE and came to the US in the early 1980's), To initially get into college I had to get a GED and take College Entrance Exam (forgot the name of that one)
    Ah...well, I can understand that; I knew a lot of South American students at UT who took the CLEP test in Spanish to knock out their foreign language requirements. I tested out of 19 hours of French myself.

    One thing that I can honestly say is that I have NEVER felt discriminated against by any one college professor, and I had lots of those at different colleges in the US. Everyone has been super supportive of me and usually enjoyed having me in class, even the not so popular professors.I work hard and I make them look good


    Enjoy your stay in the UK :smiletea:
    Hang in there.
    I think Americans like foreigners in general; I've never seen anyone treated badly simply for being foreign. I like to think we're more welcoming than the British are; I've had some pretty rotten experiences here. I don't want to badmouth a whole country, but...
  2. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from lady_db_programmer
    Ah...well, I can understand that; I knew a lot of South American students at UT who took the CLEP test in Spanish to knock out their foreign language requirements. I tested out of 19 hours of French myself.



    I think Americans like foreigners in general; I've never seen anyone treated badly simply for being foreign. I like to think we're more welcoming than the British are; I've had some pretty rotten experiences here. I don't want to badmouth a whole country, but...
    Sorry to hear that, just think what would happen if I showed up there, considering that I am German (got US citizenship in 1991).....
    I had 4 years French back in Europe. It's been a while since I had the opportunity to speak French and would need a serious refresher course. At SAC are a lot of students from all over the world and every once in a while you meet someone that you can chat with in French or other language and I love it...also have a friend at my son's school who is from Haiti who I can practice French with.
    Hang in there and I hope you get to come home soon....there is no place like home. I try to make SA my home, my kids were born in the US.
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Dec 14, '06
  3. by   Schatzi RN CEN
    I know this is off topic, but just wanted to say hi. It is nice to hear there are some other nurses here that are originally from Germany. I'm originally from Augsburg, I've been here since '94
  4. by   lady_db_programmer
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Sorry to hear that, just think what would happen if I showed up there, considering that I am German (got US citizenship in 1991).....
    I had 4 years French back in Europe. It's been a while since I had the opportunity to speak French and would need a serious refresher course. At SAC are a lot of students from all over the world and every once in a while you meet someone that you can chat with in French or other language and I love it...also have a friend at my son's school who is from Haiti who I can practice French with.
    Hang in there and I hope you get to come home soon....there is no place like home. I try to make SA my home, my kids were born in the US.
    There's definitely no place like home.

    Have you visited any of the German settlements near San Antonio? I doubt many people there speak German anymore, but it might be kind of interesting.
  5. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Schatzi RN CEN
    I know this is off topic, but just wanted to say hi. It is nice to hear there are some other nurses here that are originally from Germany. I'm originally from Augsburg, I've been here since '94
    It's very nice to meet you. I am from "Preussen" and was born near Bremen
    Frohe Weihnachten :Santa3:
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from lady_db_programmer
    There's definitely no place like home.

    Have you visited any of the German settlements near San Antonio? I doubt many people there speak German anymore, but it might be kind of interesting.
    Yes, I have, we've been to Fredericksburg and New Braunsfels is just a couple miles North of us. The language is fading, the old people are dying out. However there are some organizations that are trying to preserve what they call "Texas German". I read an article in the SA paper about a professor at UT who recognized the problem. Maybe I could get envolved in something like that in the future.

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