Welcome Home

Ok, so I am not really sure how to do this. But, here it goes. I am back in America. I had to leave Jordan early due to medical circumstances. The fabulous people at SIT are letting me complete my semester with full credits from here in the US because the circumstances were emergent. But…

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Well, That Was Expensive…

I haven’t processed the past few weeks yet. It has been a mixture of stress and exhaustion with a little elation and fun thrown in. I have past the half way point, which, at certain times, I felt was never going to come. And now, we’re finishing our last night in Dubai for our international…

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Halfway Through

Things in Jordan have gotten a lot more interesting. For starters, I spent last week in the Badia (tribal, rural area) of Jordan. How different life can be sometimes. I thought Amman was so different from Orlando? Try Al-Rajif from Amman from Orlando. The culture of Al-Rajif is conservative and tribal. The people of the…

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My First Month

So, I know understand why the program requirement is to write a blog post every 2 weeks. It would probably be impossible to do it weekly, or every other day. So much happens in a short amount of time while we are abroad and to try to document every moment of it is implausible. I…

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WOW, TIME FLIES!

Today officially marks my first week here and it has been quite a journey. I find myself saying “what is Jordan?” about 89% of the time because this place can be quite confusing. I am in the Middle East, I recognize that. It is kind of hard not to, honestly. I look, speak, act and…

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Last day home

it’s crazy, to think that in less than 24 hours I will begin a journey I have long dreamed of. My parents have wondered what it is about the Middle East that has fascinated me for so long, and to be honest I don’t have a good answer for them. Maybe going to Jordan will…

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