Tag Archives: Amman

“For the snow, we make pizza.”

I missed writing my pre-departure blog post, but I thought I would post an update on my experience so far in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan! Now is my fourth day in Amman and my experience has been exactly the … Continue reading

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“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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A Cry for A Chai?

Every morning on my way to class I pass by Gloria Jean’s, the popular (but expensive) chain coffee shop. Rather than stopping for my usual $.35 tiny cup of tea, I like to treat myself to a $2.40 cup of … Continue reading

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Only in Jordan (Cont’d)…

22. Would a guy take off his pants (literally undo his belt, unzip, and pull down) in the “corner” of the mall to re-tuck in his shirt. 23. Would stores not open until 1:30 pm but stay open until 1:30 … Continue reading

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Train Rides, Amusement Parks, and Graveyards

For the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, we had a week off of classes, which obviously translated into a week to do as much travelling as we could. My destinations of choice: Cairo, Egypt, and Jerusalem, Israel. I went to … Continue reading

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Two Random Stories from Amman

1. After coming back from Egypt this past weekend, my roommate and I were dropped off in front of our house, and we were practically sleep walking to our front door. We were so exhausted that all we could think … Continue reading

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