Maad Sharaf (SPP ’18, Yemen)

November 4, 2016

Maad is studying at CEU this year, thanks to the supporters of the CEU Alumni Scholarship.

In his own words:

I graduated from Istanbul Sehir University with a BA in International Trade and Management. I have worked, studied and volunteered in the U.S., Turkey, Germany, Qatar, Hungary and Yemen.

As a teen I participated in the YES program, funded by the U.S. State Department, to foster greater understanding between America and the Mideast. In Yemen, I worked to assist the underprivileged, and also taught English. In Turkey, I focused on peace and education advocacy, and later worked on Qatar Foundation’s WISE Learner Program in favor of innovative education.

In 2012 I was the youngest speaker at Yemen’s first TEDx event, where I challenged traditional educational concepts and called for a democratic school environment encouraging creative thinking.

At CEU, I will explore new ways to contribute to future generations, thanks to the generous support of the alumni donors. Thank you!  

Check out Maad's blog post on How to Survive in Hungary If You Don't Speak Hungarian.