Civil Engineering Sophomore
I started my AUS journey in the AABP in Spring 2019. Besides improving my English language, I decided to dedicate my free time to extracurricular activities. I became a class representative and also a volunteer for the AABP Club. This was when I learned to balance studies and fun!
The following semester, I became the Executive Assistant of the Somali Cultural Club and stayed an active volunteer for the AABP Club. I managed the AABP team for the Battle of Colleges in Spring 2020, which helped me win the Ideal Athlete award.
Finally, all the extracurricular participation helped me get elected as the new AABP Representative on the Student Council. I am really grateful, happy, and proud to be part of this great community and especially to represent it. Although I am a sophomore, I will keep coming back to the Bridge.
Civil Engineering Junior
Many won’t believe it, but I was excited and happy to join the Bridge Program. My parents do not speak English, so Arabic is very dominant at home. Thus, when I found out that I would have to go to the Bridge due to my TOEFL scores, I embraced the chance to improve my language. In the Bridge, I not only learned a lot of English from skilled professionals, I also learned how to be an independent student prepared for university life.
Moreover, I volunteered and participated in the many activities offered by the AABP Club. The friends I made in these classes have remained my closest friends. I thoroughly enjoyed the classes and the experience, and I will cherish that semester spent in the Bridge. The Bridge is still my happy place on campus!
As soon as I started my journey in the AABP in Fall 2020, I felt like I belonged. Through the Bridge Program, I was able to improve my communication skills as well as my overall English language proficiency.
I ran for the AABP Club Vice President position at the beginning of Fall 2020. I started learning problem-solving and time management skills, as well as how to balance my studies with extracurricular activities. At the end of the semester, I was selected the AABP Director’s Award Winner!
My journey did not end after I finished the program and joined my major. Due to my achievements, I was promoted in Spring 2021 to AABP Club President. I feel very proud and grateful being a part of the wonderful AABP community. I will continue to participate actively in BP activities, and it will remain the closest place to my heart at AUS.