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

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

My first day by Tsnim Mahajna, Israel

It was my  first day at university, but we are going to start from the day before it. My father and my sister drove me to my apartment, it was exciting to have this feeling of independence and to feel that everything around you would be controlled by just you and only you. And then, … Continue reading My first day by Tsnim Mahajna, Israel

A new Chapter Amr Bazgifan, Yemen

2011, a turning point in my life. I, Amr Bazgifan, understood the meaning of death and reincarnation. The same day a door was opened for me, a book of sweet anecdotes and tales was closed forever. It was the same day and only a few minutes separating the phone call I received (informing me about … Continue reading A new Chapter Amr Bazgifan, Yemen