Sabah O.

Senior - Chemistry
Roswell, N.M.

Study Abroad Location: Graz, Austria

Interests: Going new places, meeting new people, and hearing their stories! Also, going to the beach, skiing, hanging out and listening to music.

Extra Curricular Activities: BAMD Organization, UNMH Volunteer, Chess Club

Red or Green? green

Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.
— Chinese Proverb

Favorite Class: Gen Chem made me decide my major so definitely that. My honors classes were also all good; I enjoyed the discussions.

Favorite Bands: I dabble…I like different songs on different albums by different artists. I like a lot of The Killers’ songs though

What surprised you the most about UNM?
I was surprised at how many different groups there were. There’s a Quidditch team that practices on Johnson field and a German conversation group that meets for Pizza every week. You can also take a class on just about anything from Harry Potter to Japanese.

What new activities/sports do you plan on trying?
I really want to run a marathon sometime in my life, and there will be one in Graz in October! I don’t think I can train for a whole marathon by then, but they have half and even quarter marathons so I might set that as a goal.

Why do you think it is important to study abroad?
I think the most important reason to study abroad is to gain insight into another country and another culture. It’s important to learn about other people in the world and to try to understand why they think the way they think and what made them the way they are. I believe that if everyone made an effort to understand each other, there would be less conflict in the world.

What does it mean to be a Lobo?
Being a Lobo means being a part of a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive college community!

Meet Sabah O.

Autumn and the Start of Classes

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There are little monitors on the buses and trams around the city here in Graz. People can watch them while they’re on their way to work in the mornings, or on their way to go shopping in the afternoons. They usually display a mix of current events, random facts, and I’ve even seen suggestions for […]

My Weekend in Budapest “Alone”

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It’s weird to think that back in New Mexico, I would be almost half-way through the semester, and here in Austria, I haven’t even started all my classes yet. The semester officially started last week, but it turns out most of my classes don’t meet until this week. I had two classes last Wednesday, but […]

My First International Potluck

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I finished my pre-semester Intensive German course last week! I had my written final exam on Monday, an oral exam on Tuesday, and to celebrate the end of the course, my teacher organized a potluck! I mentioned in an earlier blog post how interesting it was to have people in my class from all over […]

The Not So Fun Things

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When I was younger, I danced ballet. During my first few years dancing, I danced Cecchetti, which is a very technical and particularly demanding form of ballet. I didn’t start dancing when I was three years old like many of the other students, so I had to take private lessons with the instructor to keep […]

My 21st Birthday Weekend in Paris

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If you had asked me a few years ago what I thought I’d be doing on my 21st birthday, I would have probably guessed that I’d be in line at the DMV waiting for my horizontal license so I could go out with my friends somewhere. I would have never guessed that on my 21st birthday […]