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"First Impressions" by Nora Kane

It has been almost a week now since I arrived in Jordan. During that time we have been living at a hotel with about 50 other students for orientation but tomorrow we will be moving in with our host families. 596 more words

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Introducing Charlotte Sheridan - Blog Abroad Correspondent for Jordan - Fall 2014

Hello everyone! As I write, my things are once again packed up and my room at home looks empty. Since I’m only going to be a sophomore in college, this is a repeat of last years experience when I first moved all my belongings to the University of Alabama. 478 more words

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Introducing Jordan Laurila - Blog Abroad Correspondent in Jordan, Fall 2014

My life first intersected with Arabic by the pool, lounging beside my sister. It was a whim, the decision to register for Elementary Arabic at Georgia State University, one that I attribute to my sister. 446 more words

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Introducing Nora Kane - Blog Abroad Correspondent for Jordan, Fall 2014

I’m Nora Kane and I will be a Blog Abroad Correspondent for AMIDEAST’s Jordan program this fall. I am a Media Studies Major from Beloit College and am about to start my junior year. 647 more words

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عربية مئة مئة (My Attempt to Spend an Entire Day Speaking Only in Arabic)

Last week, the instructors at the ASI posed a challenge to all of the students: Could we spend an entire day, from sunrise to sunset, speaking only in Arabic? 577 more words

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