In 1951 she was sent to the American College for Girls
in Cairo, as education in the Kingdom, at that time, was limited for girls.
(In 1890 it became the American College for Girls
, now a high school.)
In her youth, Hussein graduated from the American College for Girls
(now known as Ramses College for Girls), and later from the American University in Cairo, eventually marrying Ahmed Hussein, the Egyptian Ambassador to the United States during the 1950s.
Halide's father is just such a man, and he breaks all the rules to have his daughter educated, to be fluent in Western languages, the first Turkish girl to attend the American college for girls
He married Rahssan (Aral), a classmate from the American College for Girls
, in 1946.