Our student spotlight shines on international student Ahlam Al Mohammad.
- Hometown: Homs, Syria
- Year and major: First year master’s student in Electrical Engineering
- Languages spoken: Arabic, English and French
What shocked you upon coming to the United States?
- The wooden houses were very weird. I used to live in concrete houses.
- The weather, especially in the summer, when it will rain suddenly.
- Some vegetables, like cucumber and zucchini. They are totally different from Syrian vegetables.
What have you learned about yourself since arriving in the U.S.?
I have learned that both family and friends are very important for a better life.
What do you like best about Detroit Mercy and the U.S.?
The faculty are very welcoming and helpful. My professors are amazing. I am proud to be here. In general, society always encourages and helps you to do your best.
Being different and making achievements have always been my dream. That is why I used to work hard to be the first student in my class. Studying here in the United States is a good opportunity for me to follow my goal and be different.