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Michael-Ann Cerniglia, Participant

We are through security at the Amman airport. We said goodbye to Zach at his gate— where he awaits his flight to Cairo—and we are now at our gate, waiting for our flight to Dubai. We expect to board at 1am for our 1:45am flight....Read More

WTBD Yaks from Jordan

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Goodbye Families!

Jill Pollon, Participant

Our homestay experience has exceeded our expectations. At first we were nervous, but now we are saddened to leave our loving families. We have never received such hospitality from such kind hearted and welcoming individuals. Each one of us had a......Read More

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Last day!!

Olivia, Participant

Sabah al khayer (good morning)! The past 24 hours has been bittersweet. Yesterday, we started the day with an arabic lesson. I am finally starting to get the hang of it. We started the day conversing with some local Bedouin adults. They enlightened......Read More

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Homestay Update

Sofia C, Participant

Hello from Tweisi! Today is our last full day in Jordan, and I think I can speak for everyone when I say we are not ready to leave. We have had an incredible time on this trip and we have formed so many meaningful connections with all the people we......Read More

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Petra

Willa, Participant

Hello! Due to some late nights, we were unable to post a complete retelling of our experience in Petra. We had a long, amazing day hiking — D’Anique, Olivia, Rachel, Ira, Zac, and Willa even conquered some climbing. Many of us completed......Read More

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We were having too much fun to post!

Elley, Participant

Hi everyone! My apologies for our silence! We have had busy days without much access to internet, but I’m posting a quick update now. The students went into their homestays yesterday afternoon, after sleeping in a desert camp on Wednesday......Read More

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Alive and well!

Zac Ibrahim, Participant

Greetings from Wadi Rum! We are just checking in to let you know that we are all alive and doing great. This morning we woke up early and headed to Petra at around 8:30. We spent all day exploring, hiking, riding camels and conquering the 950 stair......Read More

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Cross Country Adventure

Marieme and Ira, Participant

Today, we transitioned out of the bustling city of Amman and set out on the next leg of our adventure. This morning, we visited EcoPeace, an environmental organization dedicated to preserving the Jordan Valley region and its water resources. We......Read More

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Day 4

Rachel Ding, Participant

Hello everyone, Rachel here. Today was our last day in Amman and we are headed on our way to Petra, Dead Sea, and Wadi Rum next. It felt so bittersweet this being our last full day in Amman because we have all grown to love the city so much and I......Read More

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More on Sawiyan

Willa and D'Anique, Participant

Ahlan! Reporting back with some more detailed thoughts on our experience at the skate park. We are so grateful to the regular attendants at the park who welcomed us so completely, even though we were the outsiders to their space. Even the youngest......Read More

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Day Three!

Esteban, Participant

MarHaba everyone!   We’re all doing very well so far – everyone has still been averaging a 8/10 on the emotional and physical scales.   We started off our day with another Arabic lesson in the Hashemite Square across the street from......Read More

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Collateral Repair Project

Caroline, Participant

Today we went to an organization called Collateral Repair Project, CRP. During our visit we learned about how the organization helps and supports refugees residing in Jordan. CRP offers various programs for men, women, and children. Examples of this......Read More

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Day 2!

Malia, Participant

MarHaba! ~~~~Kefick?~~~~   Everyone is still in high spirits. Physical and emotional scales average at a whopping 8/10.   We started off the day with a quick Arabic lesson in the Roman amphitheater across from our hotel. We learned......Read More

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Day One!!

Malia and Olivia, Participant

Dear friends and family, It’s Olivia and Malia; we are in charge of yakking! Everyone is alive and in high spirits! We began our day with a physical, emotional, and bowel check in (we rate our poop consistency on a scale of 1-10). Then we had......Read More

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Student group has landed!

Simon, Dragons Admin

Hello Families, The group has landed, cleared customs and immigration, and is soundly sleeping in Jordan. Tomorrow the adventure begins in earnest. We look forward to more updates on their first days in Amman.  ...Read More

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Our itinerary at-a-glance!

Elley, Participant

MarHaba again everyone! James and I wanted to post a simplified version of our itinerary for you all to reference at-a-glance. Parents, we know you’ll appreciate having this on hand. We’ll have more detailed copies for students when they......Read More