Fatma’s Story

Fatma grew up speaking Arabic in a Sudanese home. When she was six years old, her family moved to Egypt to escape persecution. Three years they left Egypt, where they had faced racism and other hardships, and settled in the U.S. Fatma picked up English quickly and her Arabic atrophied considerably. Coming to feel she had lost part of herself, …

Hannah’s Story

“I worked hard to be mediocre…” but Hannah went on to become a much more effective learner. As an undergrad, she tested among the top ten students of Arabic in the U.S. and won prestigious funding and study opportunities.