International Student Spotlight: Aamir Howisha

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International Student Spotlight: Aamir Howisha

Aamir Howisha

Does your name have a special meaning?
Khartoum (Sudan)
Master of Science in Engineering Management
Class Year:
Tell us about yourself:
I have been studying in higher education institutions for more than ten years in America and have many degrees in the sciences and arts.  I hope to teach at a University soon.
Why did you choose to come to CBU?
 I wanted to challenge myself by taking on a rigorous academic program and CBU was a great fit for me. Also, CBU allows me to enhance my professional skills and pursue intellectual inquiry for personal enrichment. CBU professors are key in my decision to study here. All of them are knowledgeable experts in their fields. 
What are your involvements at CBU or clubs did you join at CBU? 
I am in the process of trying to find a volunteer teaching opportunity at CBU. I can teach Arabic Language, Political Science and International Relations.
What advice do you have for new international students to help them adjust to life in the U.S.?
I have several tips for international students:

  • Never give up because eventually all your hard work will pay off.
  • Always ask for help if you don’t understand a subject.
  • Don’t be afraid to make American friends.
  • Try to engage in conversation with other students with different cultural backgrounds.
  • Form study groups if you need help.
  • Don’t be embarrassed about your accent or culture.
  • CBU treats all students the same. When I arrived on the first day, I felt at home and the students around you will become your family.

What do you enjoy most about being an international student at CBU? I get to practice my English with Americans daily. And it’s fun because Americans are very accepting of others and I love the culture here.
If CBU students visited your country, where should they go and why? 
I would suggest they go to West Sudan to enjoy the natural beauty of my country. My city is a nice place to start as well.
What is the name of your favorite restaurant in Memphis? I have several favorite restaurants: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and Houston’s.
Do you have a hangout spot on campus? Where?
 The dining hall and the language center.
What is your favorite class and why?
I love all the classes and all the instructors are awesome.
Is there anything else you think the CBU Community needs to know?
 I appreciate everything the University is doing to make international students feel welcome.

Posted by Cory Dugan at 12:04 PM