There is an American country song that says "It's not what you take when you leave the world behind you, it's what you leave behind you when you go". In many ways this also holds true for a university education. The opportunity to study in a foreign country brings an added dimension to this attitude. While, studying in the United States will give me many academic and personal rewards, I also want to return the same rewards to the American citizens that I am fortunate enough to interact with. My home country of Montenegro has a rich tradition of history and culture. I hope to personally share my experiences, my culture, and a glimpse of my country's people with the student body, the university, and the gracious hosts of the local community.I look forward to being able to share my cultural viewpoints and attitudes in regards to my area of study. My experience as a student in Montenegro can stimulate discussions about the values that our respective societies place on technology. I could offer a different viewpoint in regards to global opportunities and challenges in the field of electrical engineering. My personal experiences will contribute to the awareness of other students as I share my country's folk music or reveal our country's centuries old love of art. I could change people's perception of Montenegro from simply a country in the Balkans to a country with a turbulent history and an interesting people.