In the following article, Amru Fadl, an international student from Sudan and Temple College student ambassador, shares why he chose to attend Temple College and why community college provided the best track for his career.
My decision to study pre-law at Temple College as an international student from Sudan reflects my firm drive to seize every opportunity that comes my way. Choosing community college was not an easy decision, but it was one based on practicality and a true belief in education’s profound power.
Community college, often underestimated by many, represents a path to success for individuals from diverse backgrounds. For me, it presented a unique opportunity to adapt to the American education system while navigating the complexities of life in a foreign land. Temple College, with its inclusive atmosphere and supportive community, offered a nurturing environment that would allow me to grow academically and personally.
One of the main reasons I chose community college was the flexibility it provided. Being an international student, I knew that adapting to a new country and a new educational system would require time and effort. Community college offered smaller class sizes, allowing for more personalized attention from professors and fostering a collaborative learning environment. The intimate classroom settings at Temple College would enable me to actively participate in discussions, express my thoughts and develop critical thinking skills, which are crucial in the field of law.
Furthermore, the affordability of community college was a major consideration in my decision-making process. Pursuing higher education abroad can be expensive, but Temple College’s affordable tuition and scholarship programs kept my aspirations within reach. By attending community college, I was able to create a solid academic foundation without jeopardizing my financial stability.
Beyond its practical advantages, Temple College resonated with me on a deeper level. The college’s mission “to foster student success for our diverse community by providing quality lifelong learning and enrichment experiences that empower students to achieve their dreams and aspirations,” struck a chord within me, as it mirrored the values I hold dear. In a world that is often marred by division, Temple College’s emphasis on fostering an environment where all individuals can thrive and be heard aligned perfectly with my own vision of a just society. It was comforting to know that I would be part of a community that not only celebrates diversity but also actively works to dismantle barriers and promote equity.
My choice to attend community college and Temple College was fueled by a combination of practicality, affordability and a desire for personal growth. By embracing the opportunities provided by a community college, I believe I will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the field of law and make a positive impact in my community. Temple College has helped me experience so many leadership and service opportunities that have built my resume before I even graduate. Temple College, with its inclusive environment and a strong sense of community, will serve as the fertile ground upon which my dreams will blossom, propelling me closer to my goal of advocating for justice and equality, and I hope it continues to do the same for others as well.
Amru Fadl is an international student from Sudan. He serves Temple College as a student ambassador, is the president of the International Student Association, and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa.
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Temple College is “Your Community’s College,” a dynamic and growing community college that equips thousands of Central Texas students with the knowledge and skills for 21st-century success. Temple College, which has campuses in Temple, Hutto and Taylor, offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs to students who seek to earn credits for transfer, graduate with an associate degree, or complete a certificate for fast entry into the workforce.
Founded in 1926, Temple College has enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence for 97 years. It is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs, from visual and performing arts to competitive athletics. The College has become one of the state’s premiere institutions for healthcare providers’ education and training, advanced manufacturing, and workforce development programs. The faculty and staff are committed to providing exceptional quality instruction.