November Student of the Month: Fatahiya
Meet our November Student of the Month, Fatahiya from Ghana!
Above: Fatahiya enjoying a beautiful fall day at an apple orchard in Illinois
CIEE: What is your favorite part of your typical day in the U.S.?
Fatahiya: My favourite part of the day in the US is to catch my bus for school and at dinner when everyone talks about their day.
CIEE: What is your favorite American food?
Fatahiya: My favourite food is pizza and ice cream
CIEE: What has been the most surprising thing about America or your new host city?
Fatahiya: My most surprising thing is that America is not Hollywood because I thought every part of the country is just like they show on movies though I live in a great community which is the most important thing.
CIEE: What have you shared about your own home country/culture since you’ve been in the U.S.?
Fatahiya: I have shared so much but the one my host mum loves so much is that only chiefs ride horses in Northern Ghana.
CIEE: What have you learned about yourself so far?
Fatahiya: I have learnt that I can be anything if only I want to change the world, and that I am mature but not as confident as I thought
Above: Fatahiya and fellow CIEE exchange student Fatima, from Bahrain, meeting with U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowski to discuss student exchange, citizen diplomacy, education, and women’s rights. How cool!