Hi, Waleed! I'm an incoming student to MIIS for Fall 2013 and have just begun studying Arabic for an intended career in international sustainable business in the Middle East. I've been researching the current students at MIIS involved in Middle East cultural initiatives and just came across your story here. I hope you're still at the Monterey Institute, as it would be nice to meet. I'm considering joining the Middle East Language and Culture Club. Cheers!