Name: Ryouf Alfuraikh

Hometown: Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia

Year & Major: Senior, Political Science

Languages: Arabic, English, and a little French


What shocked you upon coming to the U.S.?

  • Food portions in restaurants are so much bigger
  • People are friendly, and they are always smiling!

What do you like best about Valpo & the U.S.?

  • The Valpo community; everyone is so friendly and you can make friends very easily.
  • The way people from different social classes are respected in the U.S.
  • There’s so much variety in things to buy and also good prices.


If you were given a flight ticket today, it would be to…

  • Hawaii