Egyptian national Rita Gouda recently posted photos from her graduation on social media ... and they're seriously epic.
The 22-year-old decked out in national pride, posing for the camera while holding the country's flag, and wearing a custom-made ancient Egyptian graduation cap.
"I credit how and who I am today to my culture. Our ancestors changed the course of history, left a legacy, and created an empire," Gouda told StepFeed.
"And being Coptic as well ... We're directly related to the queens and kings that ruled the most successful nation in history. How could someone not be proud to show that off?" she added.
Gouda graduated from California State University with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies (Public Relations).
"I just want to be as successful as my ancestors," the cap reads.
"Proud to be Egyptian" ... is an understatement
Her caption to the photos was even more epic: "We get it dude. You're proud to be Egyptian. Chill."
"I hate that I haven't been back home since I was 4"
Gouda currently lives in the United States and hasn't been to Egypt since she was 4 years old.
"I hate that I haven't been back home (Egypt) since I left ... especially seeing the videos online of the beautiful beaches, people watching soccer games at a local ahwa, seeing family and visiting the monasteries," the 22-year-old says.
What she loves most about Egypt?
Her favorite thing would "easily be the unity of Egypt and between Egyptians. Yes, there is prejudice, that's not to deny. But at the end of the day we're all Egyptians," Gouda explained.