Memories of University Challenge by George Dabies – Palestine

I'm writing now to tell you a story which had a major effect on my life; this story talks about the moment I changed my major when I was at university. I have been interested in English literature all my life, I swore up and down that I was never going to change my major, … Continue reading Memories of University Challenge by George Dabies – Palestine

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Any port in a storm by Duha, Palestine

"I never thought I would become an English teacher," my mother said. This story I am going to tell is my mother's. I dreamed of being a doctor, I always have. My father told me, “Just pass your Tawjihi exam with a high mark and I will send you to France, to study medicine.” I … Continue reading Any port in a storm by Duha, Palestine

Finding myself by losing a year by Ines Cherni, Tunisia

On June 20th, 2015 my family woke up with a lot of happiness and tears, I passed my Bac (senior year national exam). My mom came from a modest background, her family didn't value studies at the time, and my older cousins didn’t either. Thus I was the first in my mom's family to achieve … Continue reading Finding myself by losing a year by Ines Cherni, Tunisia

University Life by Imen, Tunisia – photo essay –

In the middle of this small community also called "university," I like to share with you a part of my everyday life, sometimes I even spend almost all the day there. With these strange people whom I meet almost everyday yet I only know a few among this group. These beautiful individuals shown in the pictures … Continue reading University Life by Imen, Tunisia – photo essay –

The double edged sword by Nawras Mahir, Iraq

“Keep walking down the straight road; once you come across a ‘bizarre’ building on your right, this is the Issam Faris Institute.” I am here, standing at the main gate of the American University of Beirut, listening to the answer of the security man with his gentle Lebanese accent. I asked him to show me … Continue reading The double edged sword by Nawras Mahir, Iraq