Author: Sara Afzal
Sara Afzal is pursuing a master’s degree at New York University in Middle Eastern Studies and journalism. She has been a freelance writer and photographer since 2010, when she earned a B.A. in journalism at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. As an Iranian-American, she hopes to contribute more alternative stories on Iran.

International sanctions on Iran have devastated the country. In the past year, the latest round of US and EU sanctions due to Tehran’s nuclear development program are the toughest in Iran’s history. With a plummeting currency, medicine shortages, and rising food prices, Iranian students now find themselves struggling to gain admission to universities abroad. (More…)