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  ?????   Waking up for class Sunday morning was painful and unnecessary. I was placed into Intermediate Arabic II which doesn't start til 2pm but Liz had class at 9:00 and since it was day one I told her I'd share a taxi to school with her. It's ... read more

Jacquelyn Pitts

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Weekend Life

  Weekend Life   Everyone keeps asking me, "How is Amman?" and after being here a week I find that I am still incapable of answering that question. The reason? I spent almost the entire weekend in the house with my family. Weekends here start on Friday which is why we stayed ... read more

Jacquelyn Pitts

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Meeting the Family

  Meeting the Family   Thursday after our homestay orientation, an hour talking with my new friends Ashley, Stephanie, Jamilh, Joellen and Erica about any and everything, lunch, and a nap. It was 5:00pm and my new family was in the lobby to pick Liz and me up.  First impressions were ... read more

Jacquelyn Pitts

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Some Cultural Notes

  Some Cultural Notes   Ok, so Jordan is in some ways like Morocco and in some ways not. But if anything is for sure, it is that Jordan is incredibly culturally different from the US in many ways. Jordanians have some weird obsession with feet, and not in a good way ... read more

Jacquelyn Pitts

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Getting oriented

  Getting oriented   This week has been pretty busy. I flew straight from O’Hare to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman. It was a 12 hour flight but it didn’t feel that long. We flew over Jerusalem and Amman so that was pretty cool. Those of you who were ... read more

Jacquelyn Pitts

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First Night Out

  First Night Out   Wednesday night was the first time I was able to go out on the town. Instead of getting the free hotel lunch, Claire, Caroline, Christine, Brittany, Eve,----, Awbrey and I went out to eat at Hasham's. We were the only women out, no surprise and we ... read more

Jacquelyn Pitts

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An Unorthodox Ride Home

I don't think they could tell how annoyed I was. The car speakers blared Hotel California yet again, reminding me of that equally-obnoxious time when I was riding somewhere along the Oman-Yemen border and cursing a native for putting that same track on repeat. I never thought the day ... read more

Adam Lichtenheld

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