About me

What’s a legal alien? a legal alien¬†is a non-citizen who is legally¬†permitted to remain in a country. pretty formal huh?

I’ve become a legal alien ever since i moved to Lebanon from my home country Libya, to come study and live in the dorms of the American University of Beirut (AUB) as a psychology undergraduate hoping to pursue her medical studies.

My name is Ata, i’m seventeen years old and i would have lived like any teenager in my country if i haven’t decided to leave and start a new chapter of my life.

That’s why i made this blog. I wanted to make a virtual diary of how it is to be a student living alone in a strange country, or more specifically how it is to be Ata living alone in a strange country. I can’t speak for every student studying abroad but what i can do is share my stories.

so enjoy your stay!

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