Current SCC student from Amman, Jordan, Mohamad Abu Khoder, shares his sentiments for Spokane and the Community Colleges of Spokane.
I was surprised that there were only five students in my English class. I quickly learned reading and writing tricks I had never known before and the grammar class was engaging and interesting! We even took a class field trip to Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Starting my studies at CCS allows me to get a great background in English while attending law major classes. The coursework here helps me become familiar with the legal environment in the US as well as important expressions and jargon before taking the LSAT and applying to a university to study a Law degree.
I chose a small town because I don’t want to make any Japanese friends in the United States. There are many Japanese people in big towns such as New York and Los Angeles. And, I heard that Washington state is safe compared to other states.
The relationship I have with my advisors and instructors are so strong and valuable. They help me through tough times when I’m trying to fit in a new community, reassure me about my potential and my decisions when I’m doubtful and insecure, and most of all, they believe in me when I don’t believe in myself.
I had experiences meeting people from all over the world and sharing different cultures. In the future, I want to work within the international business sector, and having this experience will help me in many ways at my workplace.