Amal El-Ghazaly is an electrical and computer engineering student at Carnegie Mellon University. She spent almost 3 months abroad in Egypt this past summer, focusing on studying Modern Standard Arabic, the classical, written form of the language in which she was already fluent. Her six week program in Egypt was with the Arabic Language Institute at the American University in Cairo. Before and after her program, however, she remained in Egypt for additional time in experiencing the culture and travelling throughout the country. While abroad, she also taught English to a young girl and boy, whom she watched improve tremendously doing just a few short months. Overall, the experience was unforgettable and enriching. Her time abroad truly helped her understand her place in the world.
CEE Title: MENA Day