the topic is:how does the university of chicago as you know it satisfy you desire for a particular learning community and future?plase adress with some specifity your own wishes and how they relate to chicago.
"It's perfect!" I thought to myself. The University of Chicago with its welcoming environment, culturally rich and ethnically diverse community of students and eclectic academic courses is the perfect place for me. As a student from Nigeria, Africa, it has always been of utmost importance to me to attend a school that caters to my interests, structures itself around people like me and would help nurture my talents. The University of Chicago especially catered to this dream. Being born and raised in the most populous country in Africa, I grew up amidst poverty and squalor. I was inspired by my father, who as a doctor dedicated his life to helping and saving the lives of the Nigerian people. My first dream as a child and now as a teenager has been inspired by my determination to make my country and its people better. This dream has given me a definite and straight- forward outlook on life and plays a major part on who I am today and what I represent as a person. I strongly believe that the University of Chicago is the first step towards achieving that dream.
And then the obvious question arises, "why Chicago?" Visiting Chi-town in 2008 was a life changing experience. Out of all the cities in America it struck a chord inside of me. I am inspired by everything it represents. However, what stands out for me is its evolution. It has been able to develop itself, from a small city, near a portage between the Great lakes and Mississippi river water shed to a major transportation and communication hub in North America. It was able to rebuild itself and grow even after the tragedy of the Great Chicago fires in 1871. Chicago's ability to develop and reinvent itself represents qualities which I have always strived to attain in my life. The intimate and special bond shared between me and this great city naturally makes it the best place to pursue my dreams and achieve my goals. I look forward to spending more time with Chicago.
this is just a draft...any grammatical correction will be appreciated...dont think my approach is nyc though..what do u guys think?