On Being Middle-Eastern

Amir K., M1

Does it feel weird to check the “Caucasian” box sometimes? If so, then you might be Middle Eastern. Not to worry, WashU is infinitely warmer to your heritage than the demographics forms you’ve been filling out your whole life.  There’s always a solid handful of Middle Easterners to bond with in your class, and yet another handful in the class above. There’s a few authentic spots to eat in town and they’re reasonably priced too. All in all, WashU (and metro St. Louis) welcomes and encourages expression of your ethnic identity.