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Feeling Homesick?

Most of us were students before, some of us still are. If you reflect on that period of your life you may find that a lot of your time was wasted due to lack of focus and procrastination.  We leave the essays for the day before it’s supposed to be handed in, we study for […]

Arabic University Ranking

I have been working in the field of education since 2003, and before that, people would enquire with me about universities because I have been an international student almost all my life; the same comments arise, is it a ranked university? Is it high quality? What’s the employment rate for its graduates? Is the country […]

Joining clubs and/or societies while studying

I believe that every human being on the face of the earth has something to offer the community and the general public.  One can be artistic, humorous, a good debater, wrestler, footballer, designer, philosopher, poet, writer, artist, or just loves to talk. On the other hand, every student who goes to a university may not […]

Doctor or Footballer?

I was so sad today after talking to a student who is in love with football, but his dad isn’t.  He only wants to spend his life playing football and apparently, he is great at it.  His dad, on the other hand, wants him to study (according to the father he must stop goofing around […]

Online courses & Education (MOOCS)

I wonder how many of you took a MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses). These courses are created by top universities around the world and put out there for the public to use and enhance their knowledge. I normally ask my students to take a course or two that matches their study interests just to ascertain […]

TED Talks, Education and Inspiration

Can you talk to a large audience? Or are you inspired by talks? Speaking to a large audience can be a little bit intimidating, one has to learn such skill when one is young and energetic. There are ways to make us able to speak publicly easily but it starts in schools.  In the advanced […]