Independent Minds, Working Together
Adel El-Adawy
 

Adel El-Adawy '11

Egypt
Communications and German Double Major

Ahlan we shalan. I am Adel El-Adawy from Egypt. I am a junior, Communication and German Studies double major. I choose Wooster for several reasons. One was I wanted to pursue my swimming while at the same time have access to a great education. A liberal arts education allowed to me to explore my interest and find my true passion. If I had to describe Wooster in three words, it would be home, unique, and diverse. I have been busy here with activities outside the classroom. I have was a member of the First-Year-Program Council (FYPC), Model United Nations, Ambassador’s Program. I am also currently a Resident Assistant, member of the varsity swim team, serving as President of Communication Club, and Treasurer of Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC). In addition, I also work in the library and in the physical education center (PEC). If I was in a big school I would not have had the opportunities of doing so many things, this sets Wooster apart from other schools.

I have many great memories here in Wooster. However, one memory is special and that is hearing Vice President Joe Biden talk on campus during the 2008 Presidential Campaign. It was inspiring, coming from Egypt I had never had such an experience. I also had the chance to get a photo with him and talk for a few minutes about the U.S. - Egyptian relations.

Wooster has many opportunities for their students. One that really changed my perspective on life was the Ambassador’s Program. It allows international student or global nomads to represent their country on campus and the wider community for an entire year. During the summer, one has to research different topics related to their country. The program gives a platform to better understand their own country and connect with American students, the faculty, and the Wooster community.