Dr. Ihab Anwar traveled quite extensively as a child, following his parents to various destinations around the globe as he lost himself in the many wonders, cultures, sights and smells the world had to offer. The travel bug, so to speak, took Anwar by force, though his passion for traveling began to waver as he became more and more immersed in the adventures of childhood, and academic study, in his hometown of Manchester, England.
The passion for international travel Ihab Anwar enjoyed as a child has been renewed, thanks to the incredible experiences he attained as a student in the Semester at Sea program. Between September and December of 2014, Ihab Anwar, along with over 700 young scholars from around the globe, enjoyed the opportunity to embark on an incredible, hands-on educational adventure, one that exposed each student to many of the wonders, cultures, beauty and variety the world has to offer.
Dr. Ihab Anwar, who was nearly overwhelmed by the 108 day adventure, experienced something transcendental, almost profound, as a Semester at Sea student. Anwar, who is currently studying marine biology at the University of Rhode Island, continues to rave about the experiences he had both on and off the MV Explorer, which served as the students’ transport for the entire three plus months.
Anwar is studying both marine biology and journalism as a University of Rhode Island exchange student. Originally a student at the University of Manchester, Ihab Anwar plans on pursuing his renewed love of travel following the completion of his undergraduate studies.