SOAS University of London

Malika Zehni

SOAS is an institution that makes one not only think outside the box but also to question the box itself.

I first heard about SOAS when I was 13 years old. It was then that I became acquainted with the ideas of Eurocentrism, Orientalism and decolonization. I knew from then that I would feel extremely comfortable at SOAS (and I was not mistaken). This is an institution that makes one not only think outside the box but also to question the box itself.

The interdisciplinary approach of courses at SOAS made a huge impact on me. Whether it’s a language module or an art history one, there is always an element from a different subject brought together to make a comprehensive understanding.

My proudest achievement is receiving the Kamran Djam Scholarship. While filling in the application for the scholarship, I truly began to reflect upon my experience at SOAS and I realized that I had chosen the right path for myself.