Tyler Karty is used to the puzzled look he receives when he tells people he’s studying Arabic and Crop and Soil Sciences. But to him, he’s just pursuing his two passions and it was at Michigan State University where it all made sense.
At MSU, Karty has worked on soil science research while at the same time has practiced his Arabic skills. The recent graduate also was accepted into the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo, and in August, will move to Cairo, Egypt, where he will work for a year as an intern for the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE), a research center that does agricultural extension work and tackles environmental problems in Egypt.
“I have been training to do this for a long time, so I am pretty pumped,” said Karty, who graduated in May with a BA in Arabic and a BS in Crop and Soil Sciences. “The opportunities I’ve had at MSU have placed me in this position. And because of the classes and the great professors I’ve had here, I’m able to speak Arabic very well, which will allow me to jump in head first.”