After completing the Arabic Summer Institute and talking with current students, Ali decided to join the Arabic Flagship Program. Ali is a Neurobiology and Physiology (PHNB) major with an Arabic studies minor. He learned the basics of Arabic at home and after reaching Superior proficiency with Flagship hopes to achieve a medical degree, which he will use along with his Arabic skills as a tool in the doctor's office. Ali is passionate about the experiences attached to the Arabic Flagship Program, and discovered his talent for doodling was well-suited for Calligraphy! Outside of interest in languages and sciences, he enjoys reading, playing video games, and hanging out with his friends.