All posts by Mohammed Al-Suraih

To My Muslim Friends: Know What You’re Getting Yourself Into

by Mohammed Al-Suraih - Posts (5). Posted Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

When I started the process of applying to undergraduate schools in the United States, I never thought about whether America would be a welcoming place for a young Muslim student. I read articles that talked about the diverse America, the melting pot America, and the land of dreams America. I had conversations with friends who […]

A New Style of Education Through Cultural Diversity

by Mohammed Al-Suraih - Posts (5). Posted Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Before coming to the U.S., I went to college in Iraq. For four years, I was in classes five days a week from 8 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon. I have no clue how my brain is still intact and functioning after that. I’m not going to attack that style of education, […]

A Warning: Don’t Take Food For Granted

by Mohammed Al-Suraih - Posts (5). Posted Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 10:07 am

A few weeks before I was set to leave home and start over in Minnesota, I remember I was very depressed about leaving my family and friends. One thing I never thought about was food; how badly I would miss my mother’s dishes, and how food would be a huge part of my culture shock. […]

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Are you Competitive Enough to Make it in America?

by Mohammed Al-Suraih - Posts (5). Posted Monday, October 17th, 2011 at 8:47 am

There is an undeniable excitement about coming to study in the States – one reason why some international students do it – but it’s not all excitement. Yes, it is America. Yes, it is the land of freedom. Yes, it’s the place where different cultures clash…and live together in peace. However, you guys might agree […]

Meet Mohammed, an Iraqi Pre-Med Student in Minnesota

by Mohammed Al-Suraih - Posts (5). Posted Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 9:03 am

Name: Mohammed Al-Suraih Home Country: Iraq School: The College of St. Scholastica Year: 2013 Major: Biochemistry/Pre-Med track Why did you decide to study in the US? I have always wanted to make it to the States since I was little kid. It was like a promise that I made to myself that I should come […]

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