Student Ambassador Building Bridges: A Conversation with Zeyad Al-Shammari
SUSRIS | Pat Ryan | 7.31.12
In his interview with SUSRIS, Zeyad reflects on his many experiences including the attitudes of Americans he met, running from the welcoming and friendly to the openly hostile. He talked about his acceptance of all people, cultures, and ideologies despite the negative impact of a few small minded “bad seeds” as he calls them. Seeking to bolster the cultural image of Saudi Arabian society among his fellow American students, Zeyad helped organize the Saudi Students Club of Tennessee at Tennessee Tech University, where he achieved his undergraduate degree. The club is one of about 100 such organizations across 39 states in America.