Tofik Hamscho

Attending:The University of Texas at Austin
Studying in United Kingdom (Summer) | *Cyril Taylor Memorial Scholarship for Study in the UK
Pronouns: He/him
Home Institution: The University of Texas at Austin
Expected Graduation: 2025
Major / Minor: Mechanical Engineering / Computer Science
Study Abroad Location: London, England
"Hello" in your host country's language: Hello
Program Provider: Cockrell School of Engineering
Identity: Hispanic/Latinx, First-Generation American, First-Generation College Student
Future Career Goals: I see my engineering degree is not just a pathway for a job, but I also see it as an opportunity to become a leader for Latinos and other minorities in STEM. Coming from a very low-resource environment, I often lacked leaders in my community that encouraged me to pursue great things. Thus, I want my story to influence younger generations of students to pursue higher education, especially degrees in STEM, and to not let anyone or anything stop them from achieving their greatest ambitions. Ultimately, one of my most important long-term goals is to give my parents a better life. The key to complete this goal is to become a Latino engineering professional and be able to facilitate my parent’s application to finally become U.S. citizens.
Top 3 Goals for your time abroad: 1. Create genuine connections with people in and outside my program.
2. Get out of my comfort zone and try new foods, environments, and experiences.
3. Successfully learn concepts of Mechatronics while being immersed in a new culture.

Journal Entries By Tofik

Final London Reflection

Scholar: Tofik Hamscho

Posted on Jun 06th 2023

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Amsterdam Weekend

Scholar: Tofik Hamscho

Posted on May 29th 2023

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British Culture Shock

Scholar: Tofik Hamscho

Posted on May 21st 2023

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London Here I Come

Scholar: Tofik Hamscho

Posted on May 09th 2023

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