Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Re: Should I write about growing up in the Middle East?« on: July 06, 2009, 11:23:01 PM »
I think it's a good angle. My brother did something similar when applying, and I imagine when I write my PS I'll follow suit. We grew up in Dubai (+1 year in Saudi) from a very young age and didn't move to the US until about 97/98, so he wrote sort of the reverse of where you're coming from: growing up without all the freedoms and then experiencing those freedoms upon moving to the US. I'd do it, but I'd say it can't be all that you include.