Post Tagged with: "Amman"

URTZ: Defeating Drought in the Middle East

URTZ: Defeating Drought in the Middle East

My first week in Amman, I ran out of water in my apartment. Midway through my morning shower the stream slowed to a trickle, before sputtering and completely giving up. The kitchen sink soon followed suit, as did the toilet, washing machine and ice maker. My apartment was bone-dry. Like[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
URTZ: Stopping Traffic in Amman

URTZ: Stopping Traffic in Amman

On a typical morning in Amman, Jordan, the 4.5-mile commute from my apartment in the western part of the city to my school can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, often involving several cancelled Ubers, some haggling over taxi prices and the occasional lie to a police officer —[Read More…]

by September 27, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Journeying Through a Refugee Crisis

Journeying Through a Refugee Crisis

I never thought hiking through the Jordanian desert was going to wind me up on the stage of Gaston Hall. One of the people I met on a hike during the second week of my Fall 2014 semester abroad in Jordan was the head of an NGO that ran programs[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Just One of Millions

Just One of Millions

It was Thursday, February 12, 2015 and Elijah Jatovsky and I sat in Arabic media class. I picked up my phone as we were transitioning to another presentation, and I noticed that I got a message from Sami: “Pat. Hey! Yo! Patrick.” My first thought: Why is he messaging me[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Amid Regional Instability, Jordan Remains Secure

Amid Regional Instability, Jordan Remains Secure

AMMAN, Jordan — As tensions mounted in the Levant this summer, 14 Georgetown students participated in the Office of Global Education’s inaugural Summer in Amman, Jordan, program. Shortly after the program’s start on June 6, turmoil began to escalate dramatically in the neighboring countries of Iraq and Israel and in[Read More…]

by August 6, 2014 0 comments City News, News
There and Back Again

There and Back Again

A Georgetown education is punctuated for most by many meaningful academic and social experiences. For some, however, many of the most eye-opening ones do not happen on the Hilltop. A semester abroad immerses students in a different culture, forcing them to confront preconceptions. Five students share their study abroad stories.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments The Guide