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Mysa Kafil-Hussain

It’s a global experience and, thankfully, everyone is included, no matter what their colour, religion, or ‘class’.

BA Arabic and History

From the moment I first stepped into the SOAS gates, I thought ‘wow this place is different’, with a big gulp in my throat. Comparing it to high school and my art college, it was worlds away from what I was used to. Funnily enough – that is what signifies SOAS – being ‘worlds away’ while you’re just sitting in a building in Russell Square.

I can’t think of anywhere else you can sit eat your lunch, and hear voices around you speaking in languages from Turkish to Vietnamese, French to Farsi, Chinese to Zulu and so much more. It’s a global experience and, thankfully, everyone is included, no matter what their colour, religion, or ‘class’. As an Arab student, I feel privileged to be taught by some of the world’s best Arabic scholars.

Every Arabic student will agree that the course is one of the biggest challenges they will ever face – but learning this language and appreciating the culture, the history and everything surrounding the language, just brings you further into this global community. One of the most intriguing, challenging, thought-provoking and most important – FUN communities you will ever find.