It is my honour to be a graduate of the International University of Sarajevo. The 100% scholarship awarded to me as an excellent student of the Gimnazija „Edhem Mulabdić“ Maglaj brought me to IUS. I saw it as a great chance for academic and professional development.
I had no idea how many things happened in the past period and that seven years had passed since I first set my foot on the grounds of the International University of Sarajevo campus, until I sat to write it down. Coming to IUS came as a natural decision.
When looking back, I remember a rush of emotions of any nature on my first day at IUS. I was happy to start the journey of my dreams, curious about what the future holds, and scared to be alone in a foreign country.
My name is Rialda Spahic and I was a bachelor and master student of Computer science and engineering at the International University of Sarajevo. Right now, I live and work in Norway at one of the world’s greatest energy companies as an IT Analyst.
I'm one of those people who knew from an early age what I want to be when I grow up. For as long as I can remember I was always fascinated with architectural design, especially interior architecture.
My co-workers often ask me why I chose to study in Bosnia rather than graduating from one of the many universities here in Turkey. It all started with the hijab ban, which as a young Muslim woman, affected my life drastically.
I always knew I would study English language and literature, but I never knew that this choice would lead me to where I am today: living abroad and working as an English teacher in Istanbul, Turkey.