My name is Manal, I am from Saudi Arabia, and I live in Virginia. I am married and I have four children. Also, I am a student and I study the English language in Virginia Tech. My hobby is reading. I live with my family. My important event in my life was coming here to the United States. Because of that, I experienced many things. I had the opportunity to study a second language, which is English. It is challenging because the letters of my language are totally different from the English language. In addition, I have many friends from different countries. Finally, I have learned lots of things from this experience.




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       Hello, my name is Abdulaziz Mohammed K Almutairi. I’m 21 years old, and I’m from The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, more specifically, Jeddah. I’m living now in Virginia, in The US because my sister is studying here. My family is small. I have one sister and one brother. I’m living with my mother and my sister. I have been studying at UQU in Makkah. My major is accounting. I like swimming, especially in the ocean. Also, I play soccer and basketball. In addition, I’m an adventurous person. For example, I tried to skydive. Moreover, I met a good friend in Virginia Tech. His name is Bader. I met him in the 200 level. He is a great person. He always makes me happy and he makes me laugh. Bader is a smart student. He is a good writer. In addition, Bader is social. He has a lot of friends from many countries. Everyday we hang out together. For example, we went to Jersey City and we had fun there. I’m glad to see him in Virginia Tech again. It’s great to know him.

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My name is Saud Alhokiar . I am 24 years old, and I am from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I live in Riyadh, the capital city. I studied in King Saud University, and I graduated with a major in hotel management. I chose hotel management because I liked it when I was in school, and my dream is to own a big hotel or work at one. Now, I am in the USA to learn English, and complete my education. I hope to achieve my dream and be able to help my family too. Also, I hope to live a great and happy life.

There are several important events in my life. For example, when I moved to USA, and when my favorite soccer team got a great championship, but when I traveled to Los Angeles is one the best events. First of all, I moved from Saudi Arabia to L.A at 23 year of age with my family, and I saw to big shops. I went to Universal Studios because I love watching movies, and I wanted to see how to make a movie. I would like to visit it again.636060380966216439-201574433_HAPPENING_IN_LOS_ANGELES_JESSICA_FAULKNER_72715_2



My name is Abdullah. I’m 25 years old, and I’m from Saudi Arabia. I’m from a big family; I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters, I’m the older one of my brothers. My father was working in the police for more than 30 years and he has a lot of stories about what he has found in his work life. However, my mother has been a teacher in secondary school for more than 20 years. I graduated from the college of Pharmacy. I studied Pharmacy for 6 years since 2009, then I graduated in 2015. After that, I worked in the Military hospital for one and a half year, then I left my job there after I got a scholarship from the government and now I’m studying English to get the high score to complete my fellowship in Clinical Pharmacy.

In 2014, two friends and I went to France for vacation for 2 weeks. We had a wonderful time there. On the way, we had a transit flight in Istanbul because we went to France by Turkish airlines, so we had to stop in Istanbul airport in the morning. It was a big airport and there were many gates. That day, the weather was cloudy, and we loved to look at the weather on a terrace. Anyway, we completed our trip to Paris, France. We went to many places during 2 weeks like Eiffel tower, Paris-saint German store, museum and many famous restaurants. It was an unforgettable time.




Hello everyone! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Basmah I am from Saudi Arabia, I am a mother of three children; they are my life. I came to the United States two years ago. The best thing that happened to me in my life is to have my kids. The second one is that I had the opportunity to come to the U.S and get chance to study and finish my degree. Undoubtedly, it’s an outstanding chance. So I need to work hard and do my best to finish what I wish for. Recently, I was inspired by my professor, she never stopped learning and taking courses, even though she teaches, she still has the desire of learning more. Of course that inspires me to be ambitious and have a commitment to learn no matter the age or the time. If you have the desire and commitment that’s enough to succeed. Finally. I hope that I can be like her one day following my dream one and another in the future with joy and happiness, and also with satisfaction of what I did and be proud of it. Thank you professor for the terrific inspiration.


My name is Basil Alghamdi, I am 20 years old, and I am from Saudi Arabia, Jeddah. I come to the United States because I want to develop my language. After that, I will complete my Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. I came to the United States after I finished high school. I graduated in Aug 2014. I have been in the United States for almost two years. I am a person who likes to discover everything; for example, how to work and to fix my problems myself. Last summer, I had my best vacation trip. It was traveling around my country to look at historical treasures. I was with my family, including my uncle. That was my best vacation trip because I learned a lot of valuable information about history.


Hi everyone, I’m Saud Alshamrani, I’m 18 years old and I’m from Saudi Arabia. I grew up in a big family with four brothers and two sisters. I lived my whole life in Jeddah. I came to the US to learn English. Coming to the US was a hard decision I had to make because it will change my life, I made that decision and now I’m here in US. I have a good time with my new friends and I work hard in school to be able to go the college. I really want to be an Air Traffic Controller, so, now I learn English because I want to go college. To be Air Traffic Controller is one of my dreams. In addition, I want to be a soccer player, because it’s one of my favorite things in my life. I used to play soccer when I was child, now I can’t play it like in the past because I don’t have free time enough.