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  • Drawn to the light

  • Living beings are always drawn to light. I found this stray cat during a late night walk around a park. Its head resting on the glass of a walk light presumably enjoying the heat emanating from the bulb underneath. 

  • Credit: Maimuna Yussuf
  • Tags: Qatar
  • Mini Pyramids

  • I’ve never been to Egypt but seeing the pyramids of Giza is still on my bucket list. I thought it was fitting that the first set of ‘pyramids’ I would see would be in a Middle Eastern country. Imitation is truly a sincere form of flattery. These mini pyramids are made…

  • Credit: Maimuna Yussuf
  • Tags: Qatar
  • Indoor Garden

  • Doha has some of the most beautiful architectural pieces I've ever seen but this indoor garden is by far my favorite. I stumbled upon it during a morning coffee run in Education City before my morning class and it simply took my breath away. I've never been one to form an…

  • Credit: Maimuna Yussuf
  • Tags: Qatar
  • Doha, Qatar cityscape

  • A dhow (sailing vessel) returns to harbour in Doha, Qatar, at sunset, with the city's modern skyline in the background.
  • Credit: web photo
  • Tags: Qatar
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I participated in the first ever Duke in the Arab World program and my experience was so enlightening. My time abroad in Cairo was especially unique. I was able to be present during a time of extreme change and progress as Egypt witnessed its first democratic election…

  • Credit: Ayan Salah
  • Major: Psychology and International Comparative Studies
  • Tags: Duke in the Arab World, Egypt, Qatar, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    A product of Qatar's Gulf traditions and Egypt's rooted culture, I have become a traveler of the Arab World. Qatar and Egypt have led me to understand the complexities of the Arab World, much of which are embedded in the culture, dialects, and political domains. In Qatar,…

  • Credit: Leena El-Sadek
  • Major: Cultural Anthropology and Chemistry
  • Tags: Duke in the Arab World, Egypt, Qatar, summer
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