Were you a scholarship recipient? If so, which one?: Yes, I received a scholarship from the U.S. Embassy.
Graduation Date: May 2018
Reason for studying at AUAF: The high quality of education, the diverse and thought-provoking environment, its international faculty, and the opportunity to be a part an international community
“I was most surprised by the collaboration of different ethnic groups, and the shift in the behaviors and attitudes of youth at AUAF.”
Favorite Course: CISG (Commerce for the International Sales of Good)
Most Inspiring Faculty Member: Ghezal Haris and Mehdi Hakimi
Where are you currently: Studying on a Fulbright Scholarship at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California
Career Aspirations: After completing my Fulbright, I want to return to Afghanistan and be a strong advocate for women’s empowerment and leadership across the world.
One piece of advice for incoming students: Explore and create more opportunities for yourself inside AUAF; pursue deep learning and develop healthy personal habits that will stay with you throughout your lifetime.
Think big, own the space and the place, and think of your country as a country that will shape the future of the world and be the leaders it needs! You have bigger responsibilities as Afghans. The future depends on how you want to shape it.