A Semester in Photographs – Jordan, Spring 2012

After an unforgettable experience in Jordan, the spring 2012 students have returned home. Here is a brief look at their semester abroad and reflections of their adventures in staff and student photographs.

In mid-January, students became oriented with Amman with the help of AMIDEAST. Some activities included a city scavenger hunt and excursions to downtown.

Spring 2012 at AMIDEAST Amman orientation.

Al-Afghani on the Scavenger Hunt

Students at Sharia Rainbow

In early February, students took their first program excursion to Ajloun and Jerash in Northern Jordan.

Students at the entrance of Jerash

Goofing around at the Roman Theater of Jerash

Exploring the ruins of Ajloun

Appreciating the view at the top of Ajloun Castle

Significant Biblical sites in Jordan, such as the Dead Sea, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, and Bethany at Jordan, were explored in early March.

Students viewing the ancient mosaic map of Madaba

Students in front of the River Jordan

Getting sun (and mud) at the Dead Sea

Students experienced the magnificence of Petra and Wadi Rum at the beginning of April.

Throughout the semester, students participated in cultural dialogue sessions, a Traditional Islamic Art class, and Community-Based Learning internships and volunteer positions.

Students participate in the Traditional Islamic Art course

Cultural Dialogue session with Jordanian students in late February

Thank you for a fabulous semester Spring 2012 students! You will be missed!


If you participated in the Spring 2012 Area & Arabic Language Program in Amman, Jordan and would like to add photos to this posting, attach and e-mail them to DocsEdAbroad@amideast.org.


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