‘It is a quite quiet city. I feel safe and secure’

This semester, Ivy Tech Northeast is hosting two students from Tunisia who are studying as a part of a scholarship program from the U.S. Department of State. Last week, Oumeima Hammami shared a personal essay about her time in Fort Wayne so far. Today, we have a short Q&A with Meriem Ghalleb, 21.


 How did you hear about the opportunity to study at Ivy Tech Northeast?
When I was in Tunisia, I applied for the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship, and I got accepted. I chose the field of study and due to them, I’m in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ivy Tech, today. I’m studying to receive a certificate in web application development systems.

Where do you attend college in Tunisia? What are you studying?
After I had my bachelor’s degree, I studied two years in web development and multimedia at the Higher Institutes Of Technological Studies in Sousse, Tunisia. When I go back to Tunisia, I will study one more year there to graduate.

Where are you from originally?
I’m from Tazarka, Nabul.

When did you arrive in Fort Wayne?
Aug. 19. This is my first time in the USA.

What has been your favorite thing about the city so far?
It is a quite quiet city, I love it. I feel safe and secure. People are so nice and friendly.

What has been the hardest thing?
Not having a car is a huge problem. The most difficult thing is to go somewhere.

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Hey, Ivy Tech Northeast students and employees! We want to see your favorite Halloween costume from years past. Send in your name, major (for students) or position (for employees), and a memory about your favorite costume to jgarver2@ivytech.edu. Don’t forget to include a photo! Get me everything by 8 a.m. Oct. 29, and if we receive enough replies, the best ones will appear in Green Light on Oct. 30.

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