Mohamed Amine Belabbes
Computer Science (BSc)
Moroccan student Mohamed came to Strathclyde to study on the recommendation of his sister. Find out below why he's not regretted his decision!
Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?
My sister is an alumni of the University, she gave me a good feedback as she enjoyed her own experience. Moreover, the Department of Computer & Information Sciences has a great reputation in Scotland, it made my decision final.
Had you been to Scotland before? What were your thoughts of the country ahead of coming here?
I had the chance to visit my sister a few times here and I really liked the fact you could easily reach the countryside and be exposed to a beautiful scenery. It’s great.
What are the differences between studying at home and in Scotland?
Studying at home, you get the comfort of being around your family, so you don’t really get your independence and get exposed to the world.
Moving here helped me grow and meet people from all over the world.
What do you enjoy about living in Glasgow?
The Glaswegians are among the friendliest people I have met in my life. After a year here, you'll understand why the city’s slogan is 'People Make Glasgow.'
How welcoming do you find Strathclyde/Glasgow?
Everyone is always willing to help if you ask. There's a real sense of community.
What advice would you give to an international student thinking of coming to Strathclyde?
Don’t shy away from this opportunity, at Strathclyde, you'll meet the world.
What’s the best thing about studying at Strathclyde?
As Strathclyde attracts many international students, it’s a great opportunity to discover different cultures.