• ✴︎

    ✴︎

    The longer I am immersed in Jordanian daily life and learn about culture here, I feel more informed and knowledgeable. I also feel like I am informing others at the same time. This week I had a meeting for my Gilman Scholarship that made me reconsider my approach to life. As a Gilman recipient and…

  • ✴︎

    ✴︎

    This is a post that has been long overdue… identity in the Jordan. Before studying abroad, I knew that there would be major changes in my lifestyle and adjustments I would have to make for the culture, but what I did not realize was how much mu identity meant and how my personal identification may…

  • ✴︎

    ✴︎

    Week 4 has been one of the most incredible weeks of my life, but also ended dramatically. The first day of the week, Sunday, was February 14th… Valentine’s Day, Single Appreciation Day, Galentine’s Day; call it what you may but for this year for me was Reincarnation day. This Valentine’s I actually had someone I…

  • ✴︎

    ✴︎

    With my goal of exploring Amman more and be uninhibited about exploring by myself in mind, I hit the ground running checking for Facebook events that sounded interesting. I was so presently surprised by the wealth of free lectures and budget friendly unique activities available in Amman. The most striking thing about my time on…

  • ✴︎

    ✴︎

    After an exciting first week in Amman, my second week was quite uneventful (but not in a negative sense by any means). I started classes this week and the rose colored glasses I wore last week began to wear off. This week was quite eye opening only because the true reality of Amman started to…