Oman

One of the most convenient aspects of living in Jordan is the accessibility of travel. It is fairly inexpensive to travel internationally due to Jordan’s location between the Mediterranean and Gulf states. My roommate and I decided to take advantage of our location and, on a whim, booked last-minute plane tickets to Muscat, Oman. Three…

Life “bilarabi”

After over a month of living in Amman and abiding by a language pledge, Arabic has started to feel seamless and natural for the first time- albeit infuriating and headache-inducing as well. Living life in Arabic is not only challenging me to think, read, and speak in the language, but it is teaching me humility…

Ahlan wa sahlan, again.

Returning to life in Jordan after five months in the United States has unexpectedly felt natural, easy even. Last summer, I studied Arabic for two months in the same area of Amman and fell in love with the language, people, and culture. While my academic program at my home institution requires a semester abroad in…