Katsiaryna Tutayeva


Can you imagine life without pain? Fortunately, I have rarely cried or felt pain in my life. However, when I was at the airport in my hometown, Minsk, on the way to the USA, without any relatives or friends, I clearly felt a strong pain and a few tears rolled down my cheeks. I was alone and concentrated only on myself. Moreover, I knew that in my new country I would be alone as well. Yes, it was a very hard decision, probably the most difficult decision in my life. But there was no way back. “It is up to you…” sounded in my headphones… I smiled brightly at the flight attendant and stepped on the ramp…


Intoxicating. Stirring. Inspiring. This city is as burning as a hot cup of coffee from Starbucks in New Yorkers’ hands and at the same time, it pierces you with the icy wind from the Hudson River. It drains you of all energy and at the same time makes the heart beat faster. The city is a separate planet: New York City. You can love it or hate it but it does not leave anyone indifferent. “If I can make it there, I’m gonna make it anywhere…” sounds in my headphones. I am blinking in the glare of the sun and diving into the subway.


There is no place like home. Definitely, I consider that ARNIC is a place like home for me and all the other students. The place where everyone can meet real friends, get help and good advice and, of course, improve their language skills and feel confident with our wonderful teachers and tutors. My main goal is to continue my education as a dentist in the USA and I know it will be a very long and difficult way. Thanks to our school for the atmosphere, support and… wings! I suppose that after the program, every ARNIC student will be able to say the same words as me: “Now, finally, I can”. “I’ll make a brand new start of it in old New York…” sings Frank in my headphones. My story is not finished. To be continued…

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