Author Archives: Anastasia Burnett

“A Walk in the Park.”

Last week my friend’s host brothers invited my friends and I to hike with them and their Jordanian friends through Wadi Hidan and to eat dinner after at a farm in Madhaba.   Of course, we said yes. What better … Continue reading

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“Guys, We’re in the Middle East.”

  There is one obvious fact universally understood about study abroad students, we study in foreign locations. We fly thousands of miles away from home in the hopes that we will gain a deeper understanding of the world by immersing … Continue reading

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In Defense of Choosing an Apartment Over a Homestay.

It’s only been a week since I arrived in Amman and of course, as with any program, I have been subjected to a rigorous orientation schedule where all students must listen to a litany of program directors try to parcel … Continue reading

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Pre-Departure

For the last three weeks, I have been a walking list. Scratch that, I have been a list within a list.  After summer school ended in early August, I joined my parents in California where my sole goal was to … Continue reading

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Thoughts before Leaving….

There seems to be a general consensus amongst everyone I know that I am about to embark on a thrilling year. “Oh my God. You are going to Jordan and London? You must be so excited.” “You are going to … Continue reading

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