Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Goodbye L&C

This is my friendship family.

Lamya (Yemen), Me (Bahrain), Benazir (India), Rama (Jordan), Adel (Syria),
Zoubida (Morocco), Adla (Jordan), Bilal (Morocco), Priyanka (India)

These are all the PLUS students at Lewis and Clark this summer. It was interesting because during this summer we interacted much more with students coming from different parts of the world then with Americans. We all take pretty much the same classes and we live in the same dorm. So we ended up learning a lot about different countries and cultures. It has been very interesting.

Now, that we have finished this summer orientation, we will all move to new universities but this time its the real thing. It will be very interesting and a big challenge, but I must say that this orientation really taught me a lot and gave me a wider perspective on many things.This does not mean that we did not meet many Americans, one of the classes we took in this summer session was a normal summer class where we had the chance to interact with others. The class I chose was American Foreign Policy, and it was great. Great discussions and I learnt a lot.

Another thing is that we all have friendship families, and my friendship family was a sweet couple, Becky and Roger Warren. They took me to the zoo on a picnic and we went hiking, and I really enjoyed my time with them. We had great discussions and I was really lucky to meet them.

I will miss downtown shopping with my friends, and meeting new people. Nothing is better than going to the Italian restaurant and then getting lost downtown.

In two days it will be goodbye to Portland Oregon but along with my two bags I will be carrying many memories.


Blogger SillyBahrainiGirl said...

happy u are enjoying it so much girl.. while we're melting in the August heat ;)

good luck when the 'real thing' starts. I am sure u are up to it.

Salam from wonderland

11:58 AM  
Blogger Zainab Alkhawaja said...


Well to tell you the truth, I miss everything about Bahrain, yes even the heat.
I'm here on a mission, and the minute I'm done I'll come back to Bahrain and stay there forever I hope.

My best to wonderland and all its people.

5:20 PM  

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