This week’s #TiffinTuesdays, destination TU edition, we sat down with Hassan Al Sabhan who came to us from Saudi Arabia.
Where do you call home?
Abha, Saudi Arabia
How did you find Tiffin University?
One of my friends who was attending TU recommended it to me.
What is the biggest difference from your lifestyle now compared to before you came to Tiffin?
Well, there were many differences between the lifestyle here and from where I am from. For example, when I came to the U.S. I was given the opportunity to meet people from around the world. I have also been able to learn about others culture, religion and food.
What are some important aspects of American culture and society that you have learned to enjoy?
What I like here about people in the United States is that most of them are open-minded. People here are flexible and accepting and want to know about other cultures.
What main differences took you longer to adjust to or understand during your experience at Tiffin?
At first, like many other people I experienced a culture shock, but after that I got through that I could understand the people much better here and have learned to adjust.
What would you like international students to know most importantly about coming to Tiffin University?
The Tiffin community is lovely and a safe place to live. The people are friendly and kind. The thing I like best about Tiffin is that it is a small town but also close to big cities like Cleveland and Columbus.
What has been your biggest achievement while you’ve been at Tiffin?
I will be a senior in the fall semester and I have a good relationship with a great people. The biggest achievement will be next spring when I graduate with my degree.