Friday, August 24, 2012

Why Egypt??

 Most of the people I spoke with about my move asked me the same question: why Egypt? As some of you know, my major is Political Science with a concentration in International Studies. I went to the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for my undergraduate studies. When it came time to apply for graduate schools, I thought any other city would have been a step down. What city in the US is more politically focused than DC? None. So I looked overseas for a school and found the American University in Cairo. Not only is the school accredited in the United States, but all the classes are taught in English. I was sold.  I thought living four blocks from the White House was amazing, but now I get to live on an island in the Nile near the Pyramids.
"You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'"

2 comments:

  1. Your comment cherry is officially broken lol :). I'm so sooooo happy for u girl. It's super awesome that your next two years are going to be spent in Egypt! I wish I could be there with you. You forgot to mention in your first post how you have such a traveler's spirt and that going to a US school to get your masters degree just wouldn't cut it for a person like you. I can't wait to read all about your new life in Cairo. Please don't forget to Skype me. I miss ur smarty pants already. Hehe luv ya girly.

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  2. Thanks loi! I know I just didn't want to bore people about me :). I really want to make Egypt the reason people are interested in the blog. I love you also and miss you so much! Can't wait for the journey you're going to take for med school (bc I'll def visit) lol!!!!

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