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In celebration of 100 years, we're sharing stories about the people who have shaped SAIT throughout our first century.
 What’s your #SAITstory? If you have a special memory or connection to SAIT, we want to hear about it. Tell us your story.
21 Jun
Calling Canada home

Calling Canada home

“I came to Canada as an international student from Aden, Yemen. That’s around 12,626 km away from Calgary. I found a scholarship through a Canadian company, Nexen. I was lucky to be fully funded for school.

Although I left my loved ones and came alone, I made lots of friends and started my own family here. Throughout my stay, I have been involved in Canadian culture. I’ve learned lots of things and met many wonderful people.

Today, I am more open minded and more accepting. Diversity is the most amazing thing about Canada. The people do not care what colour I am, where I come from or whether I came from a rich, mid-class, or poor family …

My time here has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Canada is my home now and I belong here. I am not sure if I am staying, but I feel that I am not yet ready to return to Aden.

In Canada, you have no limitations. If you want to reach your hand to the sky, you can reach it here – nobody can restrict you.”

Mohammed Amin, Civil Engineering Technology ’14 | Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management ‘16

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