Growing up in the third-world country of Tajikistan, Dilia Samadova was told that she did not need an education because she was a woman. While a widely accepted thought to many of that culture, Dilia did not believe it. “From my own experiences, I know that education is the key to everything,” she says. After completing high school in her native country, Dilia came to the United States in 2012 with a dream of becoming a teacher.
To begin pursuing her dream, Dilia looked into community colleges because they are more affordable and she could graduate debt free. “A co-worker recommended Terra State Community College,” says Dilia. “She described the College as very accessible and friendly. When I first visited, the faculty, classroom and overall environment attracted me. I felt very welcomed.” Plus, it was close to home, which was important to Dilia.
DegreeAssociate of Arts
Average Length of Study
2 years, Full time