Before leaving the US for the first time in my life to study a language I loved but had only been studying for a year, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was hoping for an experience that would impact my life and future.
In Jordan, one of the world’s driest countries, students will explore water challenges as they relate to global climate change and increased water needs as Jordan supports a growing population, including Syrian refugees.
Few can forget the images of young people flooding the streets of Tunis to protest a corrupt government during what would become the dawn of the Arab Spring. Nearly four years later a group of American youth are witnessing the birth of a new democratic nation, not on their TV screens miles away, but from […]
Finding yourself immersed in another culture is a unique position to be in; you’re consumed not only by the otherness of the world around you, but also by the otherness that you, yourself, seem to perpetually embody.
Sarah Miller (Kenyon College) studied on SIT’s Jordan: Health and Community Development program in fall 2013. Below, she writes about some of the reflections she had during the program. In Arabic, every word has a root. Depending on what additional letters and short vowels you add in, the word’s meaning will alter. Let’s take the […]