I am an American hoping to study for my master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS. SOAS is really well-known, especially among Middle Eastern studies students, so I am a bit worried I am not up to par.
I got my bachelor's degree in Middle Eastern Studies in 2013. I graduated from state univeristy with a 3.48 overall gpa (just short of the 3.5 SOAS recommends) but my major gpa is a lot higher. I also presented two papers on the Middle East at a religious studies symposium at my university. I don't have much work experience related to my field but I've been living in the Middle East and managing an educational NGO since graduation. I speak pretty decent Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptican Arabic. After getting my master's degree, I am hoping to work for a development NGO in the Middle East.
I'd appreciate any sort of feed back on my chances of getting into SOAS. Thanks!
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