New Semester after a great Summer

This might be coming in a little late, nevertheless, Its a whole new semester at Lehigh! It has been a wonder full summer, and going back home to Tanzania after having stayed a whole year away from it, was worth every moment. Being an international student isn’t all that easy especially, when you live on the other side of the world, and rarely get to go back home due to the astronomical prices for the plane tickets! It was however, great being back home, spending time with family and friends, and off-course getting home cooked meals. NOTHING gets close to home cooked meals! But, time flew and before you knew it three and a half months of quality time was over! It was time to head back to Lehigh!

My journey began by, first flying to the capital, Dar-es-Salaam, since the city that i live in doesn’t happen to have an international airport, to get me to the United States. So early in the morning, I walked out of home with my two heavy suitcases and a giant rucksack on my back (not all  that comfortable, and definitely not easy to move around with). Unlike most people at Lehigh, there is only so much of home i can bring back with me! (considering all the weight restrictions on baggage)

For a couple oh hours i was on transit in Dar-es-Salaam airport, which was rather boring, as there wasn’t much to do. it approached my time to board Kenya Airways to start my international trip. we boarded the plane, blah, blah, blah…. and after approximately our flight landed in Nairobi as scheduled. This is where i was very amazed at the state of the airport. only a couple of days before i started my journey, Nairobi airport caught fire and a huge chunk of its arrival terminals were burnt and seriously damaged. it was like   a refugee camp, when we got off the plane. after we got off the plane, buses collected us and dumped us in front of  this large tarpaulin tent, where there were several other passengers who ha arrived from several other destinations!20130823_000609 20130823_000557


About lukawsar16

Hi! I am Kawsar! I'm an International student, here at Lehigh University, from Tanzania, East Africa. I'm a sophomore and have declared to major in Civil Engineering. Currently, I am thinking about specializing in Structural Engineering, but who knows I might end up changing my mind as I continue to get more exposure in to the department. So far Lehigh has been amazing place to be! On campus I live in Brodhead. Unlike last year, Brodhead is at the absolute bottom of campus. That basically means you have to start off your day, walking up the hill to get to your classes. However, on the bright side, you don't have to worry about it as much when you're done for the day, and it's all downhill! I have been involved in several clubs, one of the most beneficial being the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) which links all the civil engineers from Colleges and Universities in America, with a vast number of professional Civil Engineers and firms. This year has started off steady, but I can already feel it picking up its pace. But so far so good, enjoying life as a Civil Engineer! View all posts by lukawsar16

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