Adel Bashatah, BSN ’02, PhD ‘07, is the Director of Medical and Health Sciences Programs, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, Embassy of Saudi Arabia.
I came to Mason in 2001 with a group of 10 Saudi students for the BSN program. I did not know George Mason at that time; however, the first day of my study changed everything. I found the hospitality and the understanding of my culture. I found the faculty very supportive, and they understood my concerns. They gave me the opportunity to express my feelings and my life experiences. Mason gave me the sense of interrelationship. It gave me the meaning of understanding others, caring about the world, and learning many new things in my life.