International Insights: Nihed Kassab (Tunisia) and Alvin K Sandy (Indonesia)
Nihed Kassab (2015-2016) – Tunisia
My experience at Wilson has been one of the best experiences that I have ever had. Everyone, from the professors, staffs, students to the friendly families were all amazing to me.
I have no doubt that being the co-president of Muhibbah Club added a great touch to this journey. I got the chance to broaden different relationship with internationals students, and grew very close with them. I would have never imaged having good friends from South Korea and Armenia, especially from such different religion background, cultures and traditions.
I also discover one brand new thing about myself that I have never got the chance to know until I came to Wilson. I was able to travel alone, travel with my international friends, and cook my traditional food with them.
One of the best contributors to my amazing Wilson journey was the hospitality, respect and love that my friendly family offered to me. I would like to give a shout out to Lou and Linda Lerda, as well as Bob and Allah! Bless them all for their endless kindness.
Alvin K Sandy (Spring 2016) – Indonesia
The experience I gained at Wilson during my exchange semester had been very beneficial to my studies here in Indonesia. It provided with a broad knowledge and helped me succeed not only academically but also personally. Since I left Wilson, I continued my study at Islamic State University of Lampung and gained a degree in English Education in June 2017 with an outstanding grade. Eventually, I also facilitated 10 different seminars on leaderships and scholarships at universities in many provinces. The seminars were not only attended by local students but also internationals.
Now, I work at an Islamic senior high school in the city of Bandar Lampung. In the future, the Wilson journey encouraged me to continue my Master’s in the States.