I came to Goshen College as a Fulbright Scholar

But I’m also

Mohamed Meissara ’13

a soccer player,

a leader,

a Muslim,

a peacemaker.

Why Goshen:

“I’m a Fulbright Scholar, so my college was chosen for me. When I heard that I’d be going to Goshen, I was very happy to learn there is a soccer team; it was the first thing I checked! Since I arrived, I’ve met people from all over the world. And I’ve enjoyed being in a Christian community; it’s been good for me to learn about the Christian faith. We think about our differences, but I believe we have more similarities than differences. It’s been a very positive experience.”

After graduation:

“I will earn my master’s, either in linguistics or political science. I will go back home to Mauritania. I hope one day to be the president of my country – to be able to make change there. I want to improve the situation of people in my country to make it better.”

I’m hopeful:

“For a world where people don’t manipulate religion to meet their own needs. That’s when religions start clashing with each other. Every religion has a core message of peace. If we can keep religion pure, as it is supposed to be, it can always play a role in making peace.”

—Mohamed Meissara ’13; Nouakchott, Mauritania; TESOL major