Meet Shahin Mohammadi
"My name is Shahin and I was an international student from Sweden at Catawba. I was also a member of the Catawba Tennis Team. I am glad that I made the decision to study in a foreign country because it gave me so many new friends and experiences.
I learned to speak the English language fluently, which is a very hard thing to do unless you actually spend time in a country where they speak it. Also, when you live far away from home you have to take greater responsibility of your own life since there are no close family members who can take care of you.
I learned that there really aren't many differences between living in Europe and America. One has to work hard to do well no matter where in the world you are. The professors are great at Catawba, they always take time to talk to you if you need help or if just want to chat for a few minutes. That they care about how you do in school is a big plus."