Fadi Disouqui Interview

Antioch College
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00:00:09 - Introduction

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Partial Transcript: Fadee Disoke
Class of 2016
Neuroscience Major

00:00:54 - Relationship to Lynn Knight and student events & activities

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Partial Transcript: What working positions did you hold/what was your relationship to Lynn Knight and events?

Keywords: MUN; Model United Nations; Office of Events; Palestinian Dinner; SPJP; Students for Peace & Justice in Palestine; crew member; crowd manager; event organizing; freshmen year; professional development; stage manager; student activities; student council; student senate

00:05:51 - Professional development

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Partial Transcript: Do you find it unique to the Office of Events to have the ability to develop professionally to the extent that you have described?

Keywords: Office of Events; change of positions; confidence; growth; involvement; learning; positive impact; responsibility

00:10:57 - Current status

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Partial Transcript: Could you state your employment right now and where you are?

Have you had this position since you left Earlham

Keywords: Light; Neurology Department; Philadelphia; Research Technician; Thomas Jefferson University

00:12:09 - Before Earlham

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Partial Transcript: How did you find your way to Earlham?

Keywords: Earlham College; East Jerusalem; High School; Palestine; Quaker school; Ramallah Friends School; college abroad; path to going abroad; scholarship; school connection

00:15:37 - Liberal Arts Education

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Partial Transcript: When you were thinking about where you wanted to go, did you consciously think about a liberal arts education and if that's something you want from an undergraduate education?

In retrospect, do you feel that a liberal arts school was a better bit for you versus a state school, for example?

Keywords: Earlham; college; communityy; good fit; importance of critiquing; liberal arts; small schools; teacher student relationship; understanding

00:18:04 - Time at Earlham

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Partial Transcript: What were your first impressions?

Keywords: Indiana; arriving; campus; international community; land; palestinian students; positive experience; soccer

00:20:14 - Positive experiences at Earlham

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Partial Transcript: What were your most positive as well as most challenging experiences at Earlham?

Keywords: Earlham College; adolescence; away from home; class discussion; curriculum; faculty student relationship; fun experience; growing up; international community; lifetime; mentoring; morally responsible; positive environment; professors; progressive school; small community; social aspect; support; voice

00:26:27 - Challenges at Earlham

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Partial Transcript: What were your most positive as well as most challenging experiences at Earlham?

Is there anything that you think Earlham could have done or could do for International students that are stuck here many times during breaks?

Keywords: Indiana; International Programs Office; academics; away from home; challenges; changing majors; excitement; family expectations; future; location; major; organized programs; personal; polar vortex; positive transformation; rock bottom; school breaks; second year; transformative

00:31:57 - Academic support

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Keywords: Center for Global Education; GPA; GPA matters; International Programs Office; Neuroscience; Philadelphia program; US education system; academic advisers; academics; career outcomes; decision; educational experience; experience; family background; finances; grad school; international academic advisers; international students; job; lack of knowledge; off-campus program; planning ahead; scheduling; support; taking it serious; visa issues

00:45:16 - Being an international student

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Partial Transcript: Did you feel accepted and supported throughout your time at Earlham as an international student?

Keywords: Lynn Knight; Office of Events; Palestine; Student for Peace and Justice in Palestine; acceptance; communication; community; home; international student; personal experiences; supported

00:48:58 - Time at Earlham continued

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Partial Transcript: Is there anything else about your time at Earlham that you want to bring up?

Keywords: Earlham; OPT; advisers; faculty; funding; international academic advisers; internships; lack of knowledge; mentoring; professional development; support

00:55:34 - After Earlham

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Partial Transcript: Can you talk about your transition from Earlham to where you are now and challenges that came with that?

Keywords: Events Office; Philadelphia; Philadelphia program; city life; exploration; finding connection; job position; making friends; professional; research experience; social; transition; trying new things; work experience; working

01:03:18 - Future plans

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Keywords: GRE; finances; following interests; grad school; master degree; scholarships

01:08:59 - To prospective international students

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Partial Transcript: If you could speak to other international perspectives looking at an undergraduate education in the US, do you have any advice?

Keywords: development; doing; experiences; learning; mistakes; resources; take advantage

01:11:23 - Dear Earlham

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Partial Transcript: Is there anything you would like to tell Earlham?

Keywords: Earlham College; academic adviser; helping students; reflection