Middle East Study Abroad: Cultural Education and Volunteer :)

Grace Bass Start Date: Oct 20, 2016 - End Date: Jan 11, 2017
  • Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan

My Travel Story

by: Grace Bass Start Date: Oct 20, 2016 - End Date: Jan 11, 2017
Hi all! I'm Grace, a sophomore college student studying Art and Intercultural Studies. I attend a small college in NW Arkansas. I love fall weather, painting, and occasionally binging on Grey's Anatomy. :)

I want to start off by thanking you for taking the time to look at my travel page and taking an interest in this incredible journey I'm on. I'm studying abroad this next spring in Amman, Jordan, and it's coming up close, January 9. I'm still working to cover some of my costs: purchasing my ticket, buying my books, and getting my visa pass. 

I've always wanted to study abroad, but I specifically chose to study in Jordan after taking a History of the Middle East class my last semester, and fell in love with the culture, the people, and the art. I'm very passionate about history, cultures, and how artwork can bring those cultures that seem so far away from us right to our homes!

I'll be part of a study abroad organization called Best Semester. I'll be doing volunteer work and taking classes that will also towards my second major, intercultural studies, that I'll need to graduate. All the classes I'll be taking (16 credits) will replace classes I'd take at my University for my Intercultural major. My classes include Arabic language study, conflict and change in the ME, Islamic belief and practice, and the people and cultures of the ME.

In Jordan, I won't just be learning from a book, I'll be able to travel, meet people, stay with families, and first-hand experience a place I'm so passionate about.I am more excited than you can imagine to have this incredible opportunity to study abroad in Amman, Jordan. throughout the semester of Spring 2017, my group will travel throught the Middle East to Morroco, Petra, Turkey, Egypt and more!

Going to Jordan is literally a dream come true. Just having this chance is a huge blessing I'm so greatful for, and any help someone can give me would be overwhelmingly kind and greatly appreciated. If you decide to help me out in this adventure, know that I will always be greatful for your help in making this dream come true.

Grace




  • Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan