2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Turkey, English Teaching Assistant
Hamad Khan is a recent graduate from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Business Administration in management, a Bachelor of Arts in strategic communication and a minor in Arab studies. As a teaching assistant with the University of Houston’s Language and Culture Center, a former president of UH’s Arabic Club and a global guide with the Learning Abroad Office, Khan actively promoted an environment of cultural exchange and global awareness within the UH community. Khan’s journey through undergraduate studies led him to various opportunities and accomplishments such as, studying abroad in Jordan with the help of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, receiving the Excellence in Middle Eastern Studies award from the MESP, studying abroad in Turkey and Tunisia with the Honors College, receiving a Leadership award for Inclusion and Advocacy from the University of Houston, and recently — studying virtually abroad in Morocco through the Critical Language Scholarship (2020). Additionally, with fluency in several languages, including Turkish and Urdu, Khan seeks to use language as a tool to build a mutual understanding across the international sector. His vast experiences have expanded his academic and professional goals, increasing his global interest not only in the Middle East, but also to West, Central and South Asia. This year again, Khan has been awarded the Critical Language Scholarship, and looking forward, he plans to pursue a career in diplomacy, seeking to one day serve as a U.S. foreign service officer.