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.

My Last Post About My Semester Abroad

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I went home to Roswell last weekend for the first time in six months. I opened the door to my childhood bedroom and I found everything untouched; everything from the pictures on my wall to the little trinkets on my bookshelf was exactly the way I left it. Nothing had changed. That’s how I felt […]

That Time I Walked Across an Entire Country!

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Well, it was the the 6th smallest country in the world, but still! It took a little over 3 hours for my sister and I to walk 9 miles from Austria all the way across Liechtenstein and into Switzerland. I was a little bit skeptical at first. The idea had just popped into my head […]

It’s Christmas Market Time!

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Is it really December already? It’s starting to get really cold here. We even had our first snowfall on the last day of November. I woke up, crawled out of bed, dragged myself to the window, opened the blinds, and behold! A winter wonderland 🙂 You can’t really tell in the photo, but the quarter-sized […]

Sunset at 3 pm

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Since we got back really late from seeing the Northern lights, we also slept in really late the next day. The sky was already getting darker as we left our hotel room in the early afternoon, and the weather was wet and murky, but there was one thing we still wanted to do–ride the cable […]

Thanksgiving in Austria

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Generally, Thanksgiving is an American holiday uniquely celebrated by Americans. You might be thinking, “well, obviously,” but I cannot count the times I’ve been asked, “How do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Lebanon?” or “Do you have a Thanksgiving break in Austria?” They don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Lebanon, and there is no Thanksgiving break in Austria […]