The Desert Hoya Blog

My name is Siya, a first-year student at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) and a student employee in the office of admissions. I am thrilled to welcome you to our Desert Hoya blog! I will be using this handle to write about the everyday life of GU-Q students and our different experiences in and outside the classroom. Most importantly, the blog will also be a space to connect with eager prospective students such as yourself as I help you imagine being a Hoya. 

A Letter from a Georgetown Senior

Apr 13, 2022

First Year Reflections

Apr 7, 2022

26 songs for the class of 2026

Apr 3, 2022

Friends at Georgetown

Mar 10, 2022

Hamad  International Airport, Doha

Embracing Change

Dec 12, 2021

Marhaba, Hello!

Nov 18, 2021

Doha West Bay Area


If you want to learn more about being a GU-Q student, please visit our admissions page.


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