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Hamad Al-GhzawiThe University of Windsor offers opportunities in proportion to his ambitions, says Hamad Al-Ghzawi.

Immersion in English conducive to learning: international student

You can do anything in Windsor, says Hamad Al-Ghzawi.

He came to Canada from his home city of Irbid in northern Jordan to study civil engineering and is currently polishing his communication skills through the English Language Improvement Program.

“I learned (English) in my country, but it lacked foundation,” says Al-Ghzawi. “Here I am learning new words as I must speak with other people in English.”

He chose the University of Windsor on the recommendation of a friend who said he would find a friendly reception. Al-Ghzawi says the advice was sound.

“When I first arrived I went to the International Student Centre and they welcomed me with a big smile,” he says.

As he readies himself for professional study, he plans to devote his career to building things — private homes or public edifices.

“I am so happy with the opportunities I am finding in Windsor,” says Al-Ghzawi.

The Centre for English Language Development will celebrate international language students and their contributions to campus and community on World Student Day, Friday July 20. UWindsor faculty, staff, and students are invited to join in free activities, entertainment, and a lunch on Turtle Island Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.