My name is Aishath Zeena and i’m an international student from Republic of Maldives, currently doing undergraduate studies in Upper Iowa University in Psychology and Management. I did my first two years in a UIU campus in Malaysia and i’m in UIU-Iowa now on a scholarship to finish my degree. I love to travel and so far i have been to 10 different countries. One of my hobbies is, i would say, to observe people. I love to watch the dynamics of human interaction and the qualities of each individual. I guess that’s where my interest in Psychology is.
In UIU, i’m a member of International Students Association, ISA. Currently i am the Treasurer and we already have our Executive Board elected for next year. I was elected as the President for ISA for the next academic year. As a member of ISA, i try to take part in as many cultural events as possible, which is a requirement as well for my scholarship.
As my first priority in UIU is my studies, i make sure all my school work is done before i do anything else I am a friendly person and spend my free time with my friends here. I read a lot and simply love music and dancing. I love life and always try to make the most of every situation i am in. I’m not a perfectionist but i always try to do my best in everything i do.
This May (2010), me and 9 other students plus 2 faculty members from UIU, are going to Haiti to help with the earthquake relief effort. My country was hit by Tsunami on 2004 and i worked in a relief camp for 2 weeks with about 200 victims. I have a passion to help people in need and social work is one area i would be working on once i graduate.
I am thankful for UIU for arranging this trip. I will be writing about the trip before we leave for Haiti and after we come back as while we are in Haiti, we might not have the chance to blog. If it is possible, i will be writing about what’s going on in Haiti while we are there.
I will try to bring news home through this blog about the trip. Stay tuned guys!