Twin Graduates Share Common and Different Career Goals

April 10, 2019

If you peeked into a class in the University of Hartford’s respiratory therapy lab recently, don’t worry, you were not seeing double, you were seeing identical twin sisters, Afra and Tahani Mansour Aljuraidan. The sisters celebrated a milestone together in December -- graduating with their Bachelor of Science degrees in respiratory care.

I think it is good to have a twin and a classmate at the same time. When I need her she explains stuff to me and I do so for her too. We are international students, we are here by ourselves, so it means a lot to us to be with each other.”

Kylee, 18

As international students from Saudi Arabia, they chose UHart because of the breadth of degrees offered in healthcare-related fields and surprisingly because of the chilly climate. “I love snow, to be honest,” Tahani admitted.

Having a sister here while going to college so far from home made their transition and time at UHart a lot easier. The sisters shared many classes together and worked at two clinics together. 

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