To the people of the United States my home country of Montenegro is a geographically distant land that is at peril of being left in the dust of rapid technological change. In a world of instant communications our differences in culture and language can become obstacles to our effective communication. By studying in the United States I hope to be able to bridge these gaps as the world moves towards a more unified global community. My chosen field of electrical engineering will be especially demanding in Montenegro as the country improves its technology and builds a world class infrastructure. My ultimate aspiration is to gain a state of the art education that can benefit the people of Montenegro as we face the challenges of a shrinking world in the 21st century.Communications will be one of the key components that will be required for our successful interaction in the post-modern world. At the heart of communications are the technical innovations that continue to be made by electrical engineers. With the benefit of a university program in the United States, I will gain the exposure to the latest thinking on technology that is available. This information will not just be for its value as a pragmatic application, but will also stimulate my own thinking about the direction that our technology is heading, now and in the future. These studies will carry with them the peripheral issues of ethics and social responsibility. This cutting edge technology, and its appropriate use, will be at the core
of the new global network.