Ahmad is experimenting in all aspects of life in Budapest, whether it's art, studying
engineering, or else. He started his studies in Jordan, where he's originally from, but soon it
became clear that he wasn't in the right environment. Many people at university he found
were judgmental, full of themselves and so on. After quitting university, he worked as an
intern at a multimedia production agency in Jordan. Then Ahmad applied for a scholarship,
did very well and since February he's been studying in Budapest. His interests span from
engineering to digital art, photography, visual art. He's even had an exhibition in Debrecen in
the university library. When I asked him what he likes about Budapest, the first thing he said
was 'I love the people in Budapest. It's international and inclusive of all shapes and colors. I
also like the view from my apartment at Bem rakpart.'

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I think my greatest achievement is who I am today and me wanting to become a better
person every single day, always learning and trying to improve myself. I enjoy learning
things on my own.

Where would you most like to live?

I just want to have a place to stay at everywhere. I think Budapest will be the second place
where I would like to stay besides my hometown, there's something charming about a
post-communist disneyland.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Trying to make the best out of everything that's thrown at you.

Which phrases or words do you overuse the most?

It changes all the time, but I remember one, an Arabic word 'latheeth', which means 'nice/
tasty' or can also mean that something is 'cool'.

What is your most specific characteristics?

I can't focus well enough on one thing.

What is your motto?

You do you, be proud of yourself, and don't be affected by other people's judgments. Also,
the hardest thing in anything is not doing it but starting doing it.

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