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Tofik Hamscho


The University of Texas at Austin

Studying In:

United Kingdom (Summer) | *Cyril Taylor Memorial Scholarship for Study in the UK

Journal Entries

Jun 06th 2023

Final London Reflection

May 29th 2023

Amsterdam Weekend

May 21st 2023

British Culture Shock

May 09th 2023

London Here I Come

More About This Scholar

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.


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