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Mariam Alamiri

Representing MSU

By Mariam Alamiri
Published on: July 24th, 2015 | Posted in: Homecoming Blog

I am an international student. I was born and raised in Saudi Arabia and came all the way to MSU for a brighter future. Throughout my journey, I faced struggles and hardships but I always believed in "Spartans Will" and I will continue to make a difference in this world. Being a Homecoming Court ambassador is an opportunity for me to be an inspiring role model to my fellow Spartans through encouraging them to celebrate their unique differences and to be effective members of the Spartan community..

I first got here to MSU on Aug. 15, 2012. It's a place I consider a fairytale land where my dreams came true. I was a scared freshman who just traveled all the way across the world, far away from home. I wanted to be in a place where I could finally see snow, and so I believed in "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."

Surprisingly, my first MSU adventure started when I was 6 years old. One day I saw snow on TV and my eyes were just glowing as if I saw Cinderella's castle. I turned my face toward my mother and said, "Mommy, I want to live in a place where snow is everywhere." She did not think that 12 years later, she would let her baby go "where the snow glows white on the mountain and not a footprint is to be seen." When I got admitted to MSU, I started searching through pictures and videos of that place that I would consider "home" for the next four years. I got so excited when I read some reviews saying, "If you like to freeze, come to Michigan." This made me even more determined.

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