An Egyptian born and brought up in Dubai – the most cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse city in the United Arab Emirates and possibly the world. I toured Europe as a little girl and have been infected with the travel bug ever since. Now in beautiful Blacksburg, Virginia, I am doing an ISEP Exchange program at Virginia Tech. I am certain that through my five months studying at a campus with over 30,000 students, I will meet hundreds of wonderful people from around the planet. I look forward to these new friendships, and most importantly, snow – a rare sight in the Middle East!