Two students complete Campus Exchange program at Carnegie Mellon Qatar
Nicole Matamala, who studied programming, will now pursue computational biology to continue exploring computer science.
“At the Pittsburgh campus, some classes have 200 students in a lecture hall. Here, the classes are so small it feels like private tutoring. I got so much out of my time here,” Matamala said.
Abdusamed Sherif, a junior majoring in information systems, enjoyed CMU-Q’s diversity. He started the Young African Leaders Association at CMU-Q as a way to network with other African students and share African culture with the community.
“At CMU-Q, I had the opportunity to be immersed in a new culture while also interacting with different types of people from a large international crowd. I was really welcomed by the CMU-Q community,” Sherif said.
Carnegie Mellon runs the Campus Exchange program as a way for students in both Qatar and Pittsburgh to explore differing perspectives of the university and of the world.