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Pre-Course Introduction

Hi! My name is Emma, I am 18 years old and currently live in northern New Jersey, about 30 minutes east of New York City. This past June I graduated high school, and I’ll be attending Johns Hopkins next year, but I’m taking this whole year off to learn and explore. Where There Be Dragons makes up the first three months of my gap year and I am so excited! In particular, I am looking forward to meeting new people, learning about different lifestyles, spending lots of time in nature, and beginning my study of Arabic. I chose this program specifically for its emphasis on comparative religion, the study of Arabic, and the opportunity to see several parts of the country and meet people from all over. I cannot wait to meet you all in just over a week and begin an incredible adventure together 🙂