My name is Daniel. I study English and American studies and sociology at Universität Hamburg. As part of my bachelor’s thesis in linguistics, I analyzed the English language and its use in Israeli society and the Israeli educational system. To reach a larger public, I put my survey online in 3 languages—English, Hebrew, and Arabic—using Google Tools. While I am fluent in the first two languages, I needed help translating the survey into Arabic.
Luckily, through my Deutschlandstipendium, I met many nice scholarship holders, including some from Syria whose native tongue is Arabic. I asked my new contacts for help and received a positive response from a recipient: Najm, who hails from Syria but is Palestinian. I am grateful to the Deutschlandstipendium for these kinds of encounters because meeting Syrians in my home country of Israel is almost inconceivable.
I am proud to be able to study in Germany and I am looking forward to more of these kinds of encounters. It is precisely these encounters that motivate me to pursue a diplomatic career. My personal dream is to build bridges between Arabs and Israelis, and for me, Germany plays a very important role as a neutral place. I am now completing my studies and would like to take this opportunity to thank the Deutschlandstipendium team for its commitment to the well-being of all of its recipients!