“Coming here to New York has helped me opened my eyes to the world and re-discover myself.”  “How so?” “Where I come from, the Middle East, isn’t a very diverse place. People back home often tend to have a very narrow-minded mindset compared to people here.”  “So In what way have you now re-discovered yourself?” “I have finally figured out my dreams, ambitions, and my future.”

“Coming here to New York has helped me opened my eyes to the world and re-discover myself.”
“How so?”
“Where I come from, the Middle East, isn’t a very diverse place. People back home often tend to have a very narrow-minded mindset compared to people here.”
“So In what way have you now re-discovered yourself?”
“I have finally figured out my dreams, ambitions, and my future.”

*NYU Florence* “The first two weeks here, I was really homesick and I spent a lot of time in my room, alone. And I wish I would’ve realized that this place and growing up and being on your own isn’t as scary as it seems.” “Have you grown up here?”  “Oh yeah, a lot. I’ve definitely become more independent. I’ve realized that I can stand on my own two feet perfectly fine!”

*NYU Florence*

“The first two weeks here, I was really homesick and I spent a lot of time in my room, alone. And I wish I would’ve realized that this place and growing up and being on your own isn’t as scary as it seems.”
“Have you grown up here?”
“Oh yeah, a lot. I’ve definitely become more independent. I’ve realized that I can stand on my own two feet perfectly fine!”

“What do you look for in a girl?” “If she has a cute smile and a good sense of humor then she pretty much got me.”

“What do you look for in a girl?”
“If she has a cute smile and a good sense of humor then she pretty much got me.”

“What makes you happy?” “Comedies, Tina Fey, Harry Potter, Disney.. I’m actually obsessed with a lot of things so I guess anything that I’m obsessed with makes me happy.”

“What makes you happy?”
“Comedies, Tina Fey, Harry Potter, Disney.. I’m actually obsessed with a lot of things so I guess anything that I’m obsessed with makes me happy.”

“What has been your greatest struggle?” “I was diagnosed with a rare illness when I was a child, and growing up I had a lot of trouble overcoming that. But looking back now, I feel like it was my greatest feat, and I believe it’s made me a much stronger person than I would have ever been.”

“What has been your greatest struggle?”
“I was diagnosed with a rare illness when I was a child, and growing up I had a lot of trouble overcoming that. But looking back now, I feel like it was my greatest feat, and I believe it’s made me a much stronger person than I would have ever been.”

“I personally believe that the key to success is knowing what you want, going for it, having enough drive, and saying ‘I want this and I’m not going to let anything stop me’. I think people get disheartened when things don’t go right from the first second. And yeah, sometimes you won’t succeed in everything but that’s why people need a bigger goal to set themselves.”

“I personally believe that the key to success is knowing what you want, going for it, having enough drive, and saying ‘I want this and I’m not going to let anything stop me’. I think people get disheartened when things don’t go right from the first second. And yeah, sometimes you won’t succeed in everything but that’s why people need a bigger goal to set themselves.”

“As a writing major, I feel that my inspiration comes primarily from my experience. Everything that I’ve lived through, everything that I’ve seen, heard or done I think is fair game for anything that I’m writing at that time. Ultimately the heart of every story I write is still a lesson that I’ve learnt from an experience and I let that drive the story. I don’t sensationalize it in any way. I just try to stay true to myself.”

“As a writing major, I feel that my inspiration comes primarily from my experience. Everything that I’ve lived through, everything that I’ve seen, heard or done I think is fair game for anything that I’m writing at that time. Ultimately the heart of every story I write is still a lesson that I’ve learnt from an experience and I let that drive the story. I don’t sensationalize it in any way. I just try to stay true to myself.”

“Any thoughts you want to share with the world?” “Try to find some spark of happiness in another person and you’ll be a million times happier than you would be if you try to find it within yourself.”

“Any thoughts you want to share with the world?”
“Try to find some spark of happiness in another person and you’ll be a million times happier than you would be if you try to find it within yourself.”

“Tell me what inspires you?” “People in my life inspire me.” “How so?” “I surround myself with people that have aspirations or accomplishments in aspects I would like to see myself to be in. I try to take bits and pieces from these people and learn from them so hopefully one day I can achieve what they’ve achieved.”

“Tell me what inspires you?”
“People in my life inspire me.”
“How so?”
“I surround myself with people that have aspirations or accomplishments in aspects I would like to see myself to be in. I try to take bits and pieces from these people and learn from them so hopefully one day I can achieve what they’ve achieved.”

“Can you recall the happiest moment in your life?” “The happiest moment? Well it’s not really a ‘moment’ but I suppose I get really happy when I wake up in the morning and I see my boyfriend right next to me.” “Do you miss him right now?” “Yes. I think of him everyday.”

“Can you recall the happiest moment in your life?”
“The happiest moment? Well it’s not really a ‘moment’ but I suppose I get really happy when I wake up in the morning and I see my boyfriend right next to me.”
“Do you miss him right now?”
“Yes. I think of him everyday.”