I Won The Visa Lottery 2

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“I’m from a small country in Africa called Benin. I won the visa lottery to come here. I didn’t even know I was eligible. My brother entered my name and didn’t even tell me. I was studying to be a psychiatrist at the time. I assumed that I’d be able to continue with medical school. But when I arrived here, I found out that none of my credits would transfer. I had a choice: either go home and become a doctor, or start from the bottom. I didn’t speak any English. I didn’t have any money. But I knew if I could somehow make it here, my degree would be much more valuable. So I made the choice to stay. I began practicing English with my young nieces. The first thing I learned was: ‘I’m going to kick you.’ I got a job with a catering company and learned how to say ‘I’m here to deliver your food.’ I studied as many YouTube videos as I could during my free time. It’s been three years now. I’m almost finished with my bachelor’s degree. Just two classes left. At nights I work as a behavioral specialist in a mental health facility. I’m going to take the MCAT in September. My friends back home have all become doctors already, but I try not to think about them. I don’t want to lose my focus. I haven’t made it yet, but I’m making it.”

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I’m from a small country in Africa called Benin.
Saya berasal dari sebuah negara kecil di Afrika bernama Benin.

I won the visa lottery to come here.
Saya memenangkan undian visa untuk tinggal di sini.

I didn’t even know I was eligible.
Saya bahkan tidak tahu kalau saya memenuhi syarat untuk ikut.

My brother entered my name and didn’t even tell me.
Saudara saya mendaftarkan nama saya dan bahkan tidak memberitahu saya.

I was studying to be a psychiatrist at the time.
Saya sedang kuliah untuk menjadi psikiater waktu itu.

I assumed that I’d be able to continue with medical school.
Saya kira saya bisa melanjutkan kuliah kedokteran.

But when I arrived here, I found out that none of my credits would transfer.
Tapi ketika saya sampai di sini, saya baru tahu kalau kredit studi saya tidak bisa dipakai.

I had a choice: either go home and become a doctor, or start from the bottom.
Saya punya pilihan: pulang dan menjadi dokter atau mulai dari nol.

I didn’t speak any English.
Saya tidak bisa berbahasa Inggris sama sekali.

I didn’t have any money.
Saya tidak punya uang.

But I knew if I could somehow make it here, my degree would be much more valuable.
Tapi saya tahu jika saya bisa berhasil di sini, gelar saya akan jauh lebih bernilai.

So I made the choice to stay.
Jadi saya memutuskan untuk tinggal.

I began practicing English with my young nieces.
Saya mulai berlatih bahasa Inggris dengan keponakan-keponakan kecil saya.

The first thing I learned was: ‘I’m going to kick you.’
Yang pertama saya pelajari adalah: “Aku akan menendangmu.”

I got a job with a catering company and learned how to say ‘I’m here to deliver your food.’
Saya mendapatkan pekerjaan di perusahaan katering dan belajar mengatakan “Saya menghantarkan makanan anda.”

I studied as many YouTube videos as I could during my free time.
Saya mempelajari sebanyak mungkin video YouTube di waktu luang saya.

It’s been three years now.
Sudah tiga tahun sekarang.

I’m almost finished with my bachelor’s degree.
Saya hampir menyelesaikan kuliah S1 saya.

Just two classes left.
Hanya tinggal 2 kelas.

At nights I work as a behavioral specialist in a mental health facility.
Di waktu malam saya bekerja sebagai spesialis perilaku di sebuah rumah sakit jiwa.

I’m going to take the MCAT in September.
Saya akan mengambil tes MCAT di bulan September.

My friends back home have all become doctors already, but I try not to think about them.
Teman-teman saya di kampung halaman semuanya sudah menjadi dokter, tapi saya berusaha untuk tidak memikirkan mereka.

I don’t want to lose my focus.
Saya tidak mau kehilangan fokus saya.

I haven’t made it yet, but I’m making it.
Saya belum berhasil di sini, tapi saya sedang menggapainya.