My love of history and my ignorance in politics have motivated me to join the International Relations program offered by the University. The program has pushed me out of my comfort zone, allowed me to develop and improve loads of skills and achieve personal growth. It has enriched me intellectually and encouraged me to observe things with a critical mind.
During the past two years, I have been able to meet unique individuals from different parts of the world and divergent cultural backgrounds; the University of Sharjah is truly a hub in which civilizations converge.
It is amazing how this program increased my knowledge and confidence in a matter of two years. I have discovered my strength points and, to a certain degree, managed to overcome my shyness. I am more interested in studying international relations than I was ever before.
As an IR student, I'm proud that our three years old department is currently holding the second largest program within the college of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. I believe that contrary to other majors, international relations can suit the interest of everyone because it covers subjects from everyday life and focuses on the changes and the challenges that are facing our world. Moreover, the department of IR offers a number of courses each semester to equip us with the skills and the knowledge necessary to pursue our dream careers. I hope that one day I'll be able to serve my country as its minister, and the IR program at UOS is helping me to take my first steps towards that goal. Joining this program is probably one of the best decisions that I have ever made. It has been a wonderful journey, so far, and I cannot wait to meet my future, graduate self.