Ryan Brown

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Major: Pre-Business

I am 18 years old and currently a freshman at The University of Arizona, where I also play for the soccer team. I am from Mantua, NJ. I studied Arabic throughout high school at St. Augustine Prep School. Academically, I want to become fluent in Arabic. I also plan on majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Global Business and Arabic. I hope to work for an international company in the Middle East sometime in the future.

Yezan Hassan

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Major: Neuroscience & Cognitive Science
I am a Neuroscience/Cognitive Science and Physiology double degree with minors in Biochemistry and Arabic. I am an active Honors College and Pre-Med student who is hoping to become a neurosurgeon some day. I am studying Arabic through the flagship program because I hope to enlist in the Air Force after medical school so that I can station in the Middle East to help our American forces as well as the innocent civilians of the chaos stricken nations. I am very interested in activities such as working out, hiking, adventuring, and traveling. I plan on studying at Amman, Jordan in the summer and in Cairo, Egypt after my senior year before going to medical school.

Anthony McGee

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Major: Middle Eastern & North African Studies
I am currently a senior at the University of Arizona majoring in Middle East and North African Studies. I enjoy drawing, stone sculpture and working with ceramics when time and money allow for it. I have been studying Arabic for a little more than two years and became fascinated with the language during my brief stint in Iraq.  

Mairene Pita

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Major: Psychology

I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Physiology with the intention to attend medical school in the future.  This summer, I am advancing my Arabic studies by studying in Meknes, Morocco through the Critical Language Scholarship Program. My ultimate goal is to work as a pediatrician in the Middle East, inspired by my mother who worked as a nurse in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. By that time, I hope to be fluent in the Arabic language in order to effectively communicate with my patients and gain their trust. 

Nolan Rose
Major: Political Science
Nolan is an avid language learner who discovered his passion for Arabic language and culture while living abroad in Dubai. He especially enjoys Arabic cuisine and will never turn down a shawarma with some sahlab. Always ready for an adventure, Nolan enjoys travelling, hiking, and trying new things. He is also very involved with the ballroom dance club and Navigators, a Christian campus ministry. 

Selena Sanchez

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Major: Pre-Physiology