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Goodbye Watkinson !

Kevin and Mohammad, Participant

We just saw off the Watkinson students and teachers at the airport. It was a sad goodbye, but we know that we all leave with many memories, new friends, and inshallah we will meet again the future. Safe travels Watkinson, and thank you for......Read More

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Last night at the Dead Sea

Kevin Witkow, Instructor

Hello from the Dead Sea! We took a bus from Tweisi this morning and spent the day floating in the Dead Sea, getting some rest, showering, and enjoying our last day together. Tonight we will do a short transference program before closing off our......Read More

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Picture of the day

Mohammad Alabbadi, Participant

The students stood tall when confonted with the challenges of the Bedouin lifestyle in the village of Tweiseh like champs, so we thought we could award ourselves with a fun camel ride ! Stay tuned for more to come 🙂...Read More

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Notes from Tweisi

Dragons Instructors, Instructor

Greetings from Tweisi! Students are now settled into their new homes and enjoying meeting and learning from their homestay families. After a beautiful night in Wadi Rum, we arrived yesterday early afternoon and the students met their families. They......Read More

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Picture of the day

Mohammad Alabbadi, Participant

Bad weather has been following us around but a hot cup of tea with sage and cinnamon brought warmth to all of us !...Read More

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Picture of the day

Mohammad Alabbadi, Participant

After a long hike of many … many steps the group made it to the illusive monastery. Our spirits are high and we are excited for the desert tomorrow !...Read More

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Rainy Adventures in Amman

Niy, Katherine, Matteo, Participant

This is Niy coming at you from the Internet Cafe in Amman. Next to me are Katherine and Matteo. We just enjoyed some khanafa and shwarma in the rain, making friends and walking the streets while our instructors are sitting cozy at home base.......Read More

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Dream Team Check-in

Youssef, Avery, Alina, Chanjoo, Participant

Hey everybody! It’s currently day five in Jordan. We will be leaving Amman and heading south early tomorrow morning. We are currently writing from an internet cafe, as we are in the middle of an intense battle to win a scavenger hunt. Our......Read More

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Yak Post

Allison Vidovich, Participant

Today we went to the University of Jordan. I met a university student and talked with her for a while before we went our separate ways. Later in the day, I saw her again on campus and we exchanged instagram information. I am so happy I was given the......Read More

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Intro and Day 3 Check-in

Matteo, Participant

Marhaba everyone! Ismi Matteo, a senior at Watkinson, currently on the Jordan trip. It was about 2 years ago that Avery and I proposed a trip to the Middle East, and it’s surreal to be writing this right now looking through the window of our......Read More

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Day Three

Avery and Dawit, Participant

Greetings from Amman! We started out the day running across the busy street in front of our hotel, jumping into cabs bound for the University of Jordan. Upon arrival, we were whisked into a theater, where we watched a concert put on by the......Read More

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Reflecting on Day 2

David, Participant

Our students are beginning to settle into their roles, which they either chose or were nominated for by their peers. Youssef and Katherine were nominated to be our group leaders: they are tasked with carrying the medkit and taking the note of the......Read More

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Day 1/Morning of Day 2

David, Participant

Allie P. dreamt of frisbees last night. Perhaps you would too if you spent four hours (!!) in a van with the Captain of the Ultimate Frisbee Team who forgot to bring his frisbee. (Side note to you future travelers: this is why we leave Watkinson 7......Read More

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Introduction

Chanjoo Kim, Participant

Hi everyone, I’m Chanjoo, and I’m a junior at Watkinson. I decided to do this trip knowing that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I might not be able to do a trip like this again. The first day was typical, trying to adjust to a......Read More

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Introduction

Katherine Gao, Participant

First day officially in Jordan! The breakfast is so nice and the view outside is beautiful like something I’ve never seen. The hotel bed is quite comfy and I slept well and woke up fresh. I’m looking forward to explore Jordan and learn......Read More