How does this sound?
I am an American immigrant living in Spain; neither a refugee, nor an asylum seeker. I am not running from anything or hiding from anyone. Yes, life has not always been perfect, but generally I have been blessed. Now I am blessed to live in a country with a rich history, and blessed with the opportunity to live among the Spanish people. The students at Pueblo Inglés have called me altruistic and generous for simply giving my time; I consider myself neither. But as an immigrant to Spain, Pueblo Inglés has become a tool through which I am able to give something back to a community that has been so welcoming to me.