I chose Virginia Peninsula because it provided me with the most cost-effective way and it is a stepping stone to completing higher education.
For Wadieh Nourdeen, there's rarely a dull moment. While majoring in liberal arts at Virginia Peninsula intent on exploring international relations in the future, he stays busy to ensure that he is well-rounded. Co-enrolled at William & Mary since fall 2015, the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society member often puts in 18-hour days that include a part-time job.
He relished the experiences Virginia Peninsula afforded and made the most of student life with membership in the International Club, Student Government Association (SGA) and American Red Cross Club. He is also on the College's soccer team and participates in William & Mary's International Relations Club. "The things that have helped me grow the most are the SGA and PTK. To be part of both require a lot of responsibility that prepares you to become more independent, especially as a student coming straight out of high school," he said.
He plans to transfer to William & Mary to pursue a bachelor's degree in international relations. He also aspires to continue his education at Lebanon's American University of Beirut with the goal of becoming a foreign services officer. "I chose Virginia Peninsula because it provided me with the most cost-effective way and it is a stepping stone to completing higher education," said Nourdeen.