Safia Hattab ’21 – CIEE Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Hi! My name is Safia Hattab, and I’m a Computer Science and English (Creative Writing Emphasis) double major who is BEYOND excited to spend a semester in the United Arab Emirates in a direct-enrollment program through CIEE!

I’m originally from Des Plaines, Illinois, which essentially means I know just how amazing Portillos’s Cake Shakes are. My favourite things include hiking, trying new foods, swimming, and watching an obscene amount of Netflix.  I am also a chronic illness warrior, and I’m excited to get to share a little bit about the study-abroad experience from that lens!