Thank you Rubens for agreeing on being our featured student for the month! As a Karsh Scholar I have been able to appreciate your openness to new students and willingness to help everyone and before you leave I want to share your story with everyone!
This week let’s explore the country where you can ski in the morning and swim in the afternoon of the same day!
Lebanon is located in the rocky area of West Asia known as the Levant, surrounded by Syria and Israel. The country is divided in 4 main geographical regions with the capital city located in Beirut. The other famous cities are Tripoli in the north and Tyre in the south. The name Lebanon means “white” in Phoenician, referring to the snowy mountains.
My name is Tope Emiola, and I am a junior from Houston, TX. Iâm double majoring in Global Health and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with a concentration in Arabic language. I also have the pleasure of being part of the Global Engagement Program with the International House this semester.
During my time in the program, Iâve had the opportunity to engage with many people of different cultural backgrounds. From casual conversations with international visiting scholars to one-on-one sessions with my language partner, the program has truly pushed me to deepen my cross-cultural communication.