A Day in the Life: Columbia Student

  • Published on Apr 5, 2019
  • Soraya Beheshti studies Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at Columbia University. Crimson is the world leader in global admissions consulting. Find out more, and apply for a free education assessment here: bit.ly/DITL_ColumbiaSoraya
    Soraya is half-Iranian and half-New Zealander, born in Dubai, who moved to New York City to study her passions at Columbia. Outside of her work in Columbia's world-renowned Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies departments, Soraya found Karvan, an innovative technology startup that strives to improve the lives of refugees all around the world with a bold new economic system.
    Follow a day in Soraya's life and learn about her academic passions, why she was drawn to Columbia's rigorous curriculum, why she founded Karvan and where she sees it going, what brought her to New York City, and why she recommends studying abroad in the United States!
    Learn more about Soraya's company Karvan here: karvanapp.com/

Comments • 104

  • Crimson Education
    Crimson Education  8 months ago +17

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    • Mathias S.
      Mathias S. Month ago

      It is a communist university.

    • Bill Nyaoga
      Bill Nyaoga 8 months ago

      go to a public school...

    • Max Curlin
      Max Curlin 8 months ago +1

      You guys should go to Amherst College or other top liberal arts schools.

  • leila Ighreiz
    leila Ighreiz 18 days ago

    one day

  • Mathias S.
    Mathias S. Month ago

    Communist university.

  • Galactic Lava
    Galactic Lava Month ago

    I have to say that karvan is an awesome idea, a few flaws can probably occur but the concept itself is brilliant, nice job Soraya !

  • sm c
    sm c Month ago

    The music☝🏾

  • Hamidreza Mazaheri
    Hamidreza Mazaheri 2 months ago

    Very Beautiful

  • Ztech
    Ztech 5 months ago +1

    Brilliant idea. Too many fakes boasting about SAT/IQ scors, who lack products of practical invention.

    GOOD BOYs 5 months ago

    marry me please

  • Chi-Rac Zac Skenandore
    Chi-Rac Zac Skenandore 7 months ago

    I'm considering applying.

  • Mindy Wu
    Mindy Wu 7 months ago +1

    I like how you guys are using WOW from Post Malone as background music for introducing Columbia LMMAO

  • Emi Marino
    Emi Marino 8 months ago +5

    She’s so cool damn

  • Kobe Leonard
    Kobe Leonard 8 months ago +2

    No offence but seriously repression in the US? Why don't start in Iran? Women are literally second class citizens there ffs
    But anyways Columbia student, who's vegan and wears "anti diary social club"....dont get more stereotypical than that

    • Adrian Martinez
      Adrian Martinez 7 months ago +2

      Let's be honest, the us has fucked over more countries than Iran has...

  • Naseem Akhtar
    Naseem Akhtar 8 months ago


  • Nihar Gonsalves
    Nihar Gonsalves 8 months ago

    Please do one episode for Virginia Tech a day in the life

  • Naser Al
    Naser Al 8 months ago +14

    4:08 ! There tends to be mad tension on campus. I just started grad school at Columbia. While it is liberal in thought, Columbia can be conservative in the acceptance of other viewpoints. At times, our campus can probably be one of the most intolerant places one can find in a US university. Sometimes it's not permissible to think differently than the group-think of campus & this intolerance pervades throughout not just the student body, but some of the faculty. This might result in some students not really afforded an opportunity to formulate unique thoughts without running the risk of exclusion. So a student never appreciates a broad spectrum of opinions concerning any subject of concern.

    But, hey, my statement is anecdotal. It is just something I have noticed from the past few months I have been here. This should not take away from the valuable quality of education Columbia can offer! Peace!

  • Abhay Chaudhary
    Abhay Chaudhary 8 months ago +2

    Can you please do University of Edinburgh

  • Flubadubdub The Great
    Flubadubdub The Great 8 months ago +16

    Her accent is about 40% kiwi 60% American now

  • Pelagie Ky
    Pelagie Ky 8 months ago +3

    Visit Virginia Tech

  • Pelagie Ky
    Pelagie Ky 8 months ago +1

    Visit Georgetown

  • Pelagie Ky
    Pelagie Ky 8 months ago +2

    Visit Johns Hopkins

  • Trump 4Prez
    Trump 4Prez 8 months ago +5

    1:16 Seeing what her major is, I think that's where she will work when she gets older.

  • Denelle Bratcher
    Denelle Bratcher 8 months ago +3

    Sounds like a degree in bs.

  • Catira App
    Catira App 8 months ago

    I wanted anthropology degree

  • Jackson Amrol
    Jackson Amrol 8 months ago +1


  • Help me get 2 Subscribers with no videos

    Music at 3:50 ?

  • phong nguyen
    phong nguyen 8 months ago

    why "anti Vietnam era", can anyone explain that for me. Thanks you

    • phong nguyen
      phong nguyen 8 months ago

      @Soraya Beheshti oh i got it, thanks you very much

    • Soraya Beheshti
      Soraya Beheshti 8 months ago +3

      *Anti Vietnam-War era! That's what I was referring to

  • Geo Chavez
    Geo Chavez 8 months ago +12

    Props for the GIAW background music

  • L. A.
    L. A. 8 months ago +12

    She want's to break down repression in the US? Look at your home country where women are treated like dogshit. I don't think she's very smart, just has a lot of money she indulges in. Hilarious.

    • L. A.
      L. A. 7 months ago

      @Jerry Rutherford You are stupid. People like you caused the third Reich.

    • Jerry Rutherford
      Jerry Rutherford 7 months ago +4

      You’re judging and you know absolutely nothing about her, get a life

    • Justin
      Justin 8 months ago +7

      She’s been commenting on this video that she’s on a scholarship and has two jobs. She definitely isn’t indulging in money.

  • Sheyda Mgh
    Sheyda Mgh 8 months ago +3

    So proud of you girl😍love from Iran❤

  • Darian
    Darian 8 months ago

    7.17 .......THE HELL WAS THAT

  • Darian
    Darian 8 months ago +6


  • Velda Iskandar
    Velda Iskandar 8 months ago +74

    the interviewer doesn't seem interested lmao

  • Study With Additti
    Study With Additti 8 months ago +4

    she seems so nice!

  • Rohan Raju
    Rohan Raju 8 months ago +4

    He definitely didn't...

  • Abhijeet Shalom
    Abhijeet Shalom 8 months ago +16

    With money comes stupid degrees

  • Jasmyn Brecheisen
    Jasmyn Brecheisen 8 months ago +1

    Does anyone know the songs that are used in this video?

    • Jasmyn Brecheisen
      Jasmyn Brecheisen 8 months ago

      Never mind I figured it out 😊

    • Jasmyn Brecheisen
      Jasmyn Brecheisen 8 months ago

      What about from 7:20-7:50?

    • IwillSjowUDaWai
      IwillSjowUDaWai 8 months ago

      @Charles Hall thanks mate!!

    • Charles Hall
      Charles Hall 8 months ago

      @IwillSjowUDaWai Usher U Remind Me

    • IwillSjowUDaWai
      IwillSjowUDaWai 8 months ago

      @Help me get 2 Subscribers with no videos would like to know this is as well. The song @3:50 sounds so familiar. Like some R&B song from the late 90s early 00's

  • J N
    J N 8 months ago +16

    A worthless degree. I feel for her.

    • J N
      J N 7 months ago

      @Batu Atlas do not apologize for speaking the truth. The young lady is naive and has no idea how worthless her degree is in the job market (especially at the BA level). I hope she finds a STEM man to marry, which is what the majority of her peers do .

    • Batu Atlas
      Batu Atlas 8 months ago

      @Soraya Beheshti You're in a IVY school, that shows that you are a hard worker,smart and work for the things you want. That goes for everyone in teir 1 schools. my friennds in NJ were just an example, I've spent time in Spain,Poland,Germany and as a Turkish-American Turkey. Majority of the people I know in these countries including the USA are not hard working students,they're not stupid they're average intelligence, and most importantly they don't know what they want so they can't work towards them. The reason why social degrees are useless is because you are probably the 1% that can make use and provide using that degree the other majority 99% are just wasting their time money and youth. It's the systems fault at majority and theirs minorly. Don't compare your self to a 2nd teir school and below students. You'd be doing your self a injustice. Before talking to you I thought all social degrees were useless, now I've come to the conclusion that we need that 1% to study these topics, the rest 99% shouldn't waste their time.

    • Soraya Beheshti
      Soraya Beheshti 8 months ago +6

      @Batu Atlas That's maybe true but I can at least speak for my university - most of my peers are working on amazing topics with real stake in people's lives in the world. I can't speak for anthropologists at your friends uni in NJ, but at least at many of the universities my friends and colleagues attend, anthropologists are having a profound effect on improving people's lives.

    • Batu Atlas
      Batu Atlas 8 months ago

      @Alexander I'm a Turkish-American every year roughly 63 Turkish Universities accept 3,780 students as Arkeologist majors (roughly 60 students per school). Let's say half of them fail. That's 1,890 students that graduate to become Arkeologists every year. Turkey is a rich region for arkeology but the sad fact is only 100 people are accepted every year! Only about 5.30% can actually find jobs in their field. Now that's an Important field. but many go jobless. So now think of this, how many political grads, or sociology grads(which I think is important but not enough jobs) graduate to become the next Marx or people who change the world in a major political way similar to marx? Those majors are the corner stones I'm not denying that but too many people go to University for that and it's a waste. But the more minds working on a scientific reason the faster we find a solution is what I'm thinking.
      I read something where scientists couldn't figure something out the genome or something of something so they made it something like a game and released it to the public. In a month(not exactly sure how much time it took) people who had no scientific degree (maybe some did I don't know) worked as a collective to figure it out. Imagine if they were all STEM majors now. How fast it could have been done.
      Now I know the example I used I can't give a citation, It has been a while since I saw that article you'll just have to trust me on it. Theres no reason for me to lie. That is what I'm basing my thinking on.

      TL;DR: More people in STEM = More minds to create.
      Too many people in Social Studies = Bottle necking and giving oppurtunities to people who can hard societies.

    • Batu Atlas
      Batu Atlas 8 months ago +3

      @Soraya Beheshti Oh shit I'm sorry for presuming. I just made a judgement from what I gathered. Forgive me, thank you for informing me about your situation! If what you are saying is true(which probably is,doubt you are lying) that is amazing and keep up the great work!

      What I meant by worthless is that, we need more people in STEM fields,Medical and a moderate amount in Law.Now you may be doing this stuff, but majority of the people who study a degree like yours is just wasting their time and money which I'm against but can't do but say I am against. I have a friend who is studying the same degree as you in New Jersey and she isn't doing what you are doing, she just wasted money and time and she knows it too. She was a smart girl,and a hard worker she could have done something great but wasted her time. That's what I meant. If you are doing good with your degree then it's not a waste but many people just get a degree to get it. Why waste your time and money? When what we need is STEM and Medical. That Is what I truly meant.

      Thank you for replying and clearing the air up!

  • Leak Central
    Leak Central 8 months ago +70

    Emailed you guys about 8 months ago for a consultation and never got a reply. Wow..

  • EthanAndrews
    EthanAndrews 8 months ago +10

    She's true , NYC is a place for everyone

  • EthanAndrews
    EthanAndrews 8 months ago +10

    I love Columbia , my dream university

  • Simple Simon
    Simple Simon 8 months ago +8

    3:28 and it seems as if he saying, '' don't make me. I know how stressful it is ''😒

  • moneymonster
    moneymonster 8 months ago +56

    She seems sweet, humble, and intelligent. Great vid!

  • Shelbylee Penyak
    Shelbylee Penyak 8 months ago

    i love this

  • IncelChuu
    IncelChuu 8 months ago +8

    Do Hopkins?

  • TheReelReal
    TheReelReal 8 months ago +14

    Another student who won't use their degree post graduation

    • Jerry Rutherford
      Jerry Rutherford 7 months ago

      She could go to work on Wall Street tomorrow

    • Soraya Beheshti
      Soraya Beheshti 8 months ago +10

      Why not?Im already using it now everyday, both with my refugee work and with many other projects

    • Elizabethx15
      Elizabethx15 8 months ago +2

      Ivy leagues shouldn’t offer these kinds of degrees, on art, history, anthropology, philosophy, world studies or whatever. It’s a waste they have no idea how they would be viewed if they went for an accounting, law or medical degree there.

    • theuselessgamerpriest
      theuselessgamerpriest 8 months ago +2

      Team Leader she’s already used it bruh

  • IndianMamba 03
    IndianMamba 03 8 months ago +6

    Visit ut Austin

  • Bill Nyaoga
    Bill Nyaoga 8 months ago +4

    How many times are you going to visit the same universities?

  • Grace Jung
    Grace Jung 8 months ago +19

    Within the next four years, please do a big questions episode at the University of Michigan and interview me :)

  • Adnan A
    Adnan A 8 months ago +56

    Her startup is dope 👏👏

  • Kyle Abraham
    Kyle Abraham 8 months ago +3