Student Profiles – Ahmad
Southern New Hampshire University - Lebanese Association for Scientific Research
“I am Ahmed Alhussin from Syria. I studied at the Intermediate Health Institute at Al-Baath University in the Department of Anesthesia and Resuscitation. I obtained an honors degree and received a government scholarship to complete my BA in Human Medicine at Al-Baath University. But my studies were interrupted by the war.
I was forced to leave Syria for Lebanon as a refugee; I escaped the war but left my dream of becoming a doctor flying in the sky. For many 2020 YEARBOOK 48 years, I thought it was impossible to pursue my education and become a doctor. But everything changed when I obtained a scholarship from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU in cooperation with the Lebanese Association for Scientific Research(LASeR), and I enrolled in their Health Care Management with a Global Perspective program.
When COVID-19 struck, I was able to help other students in the camps with remote education. Through the COVID-19 Community Initiative Challenge (CIC) internship with the Global Education Movement (GEM) program, I had the opportunity to teach students completing their associate’s Degree. I also had the opportunity to participate in the “CMIC-Community Mobilization in Crisis” training with the University of Ottawa and the American University of Beirut. This training taught me how to help students choose their university major and support them in their field. These opportunities were important steps in my life because I was able to help students bypass their pain and complete their education.
In less than a year, I finished the first level of study. I completed a workplace skills development program. I also completed courses on IT and management, which taught me important life and digital skills. Now, I am committed to obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management and then pursuing a master’s and Ph.D. through LASeR and SNHU. Today, I am confident that my dreams will come true as long as I continue to work to achieve them.”
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