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Raed Khalil

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

I was born in Senegal in West Africa. I spent most of my years in Africa and I still love and cherish it. I did live for a few years in Canada, where my sister was born barely a year after me. If you were to ask me what I am, I personally would have a hard time answering. I can't say I'm Lebanese, since I barely lived here, except for vacations and studying in the American University of Beirut. I don't know if I can consider myself Senegalese, I did learn a lot of the culture in my years there, but I still regret not knowing how to speak Wolof, the main dialect of the country. I did live some years in Canada, but does that make me solely Canadian? I am all of these, and yet none completely. It is a strange feeling. I like to believe I am a citizen of the World, but it is so vast that making such a claim would be arrogance.

As a student in the Media Studies of the American University of Beirut, I hope to work in the future as a journalist specialized in the scientific and technological domain.

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