If I were to go back to my excited-to-go-to-college self, here’s what I’d tell him.

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I still remember how stressful my high school years were when I was applying for universities abroad from Egypt. Because of how overwhelmed I was, I was just focused on getting accepted into prestigious US institutions and didn’t think much about what would happen afterward.

Before you read this article, here are a few pieces of background information that I think you should know about me and my experience to help put things in their appropriate context.

  • I was born and raised in Egypt and moved to the US for…


Omar K. El-Etr

Product Manager @Pluralsight • Former UX Research Intern @Udemy

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