By Brian Engel
The Hills of the Jordanian Desert, Near Petra. Photo: Brian Engel
My name is Brian Engel, and I’m a rising senior in the Elliott School of International Affairs pursuing a degree in International Affairs and Political Science. I’m spending this summer living and studying abroad in Amman, Jordan, at the Qasid Institute for Classical and Modern Standard Arabic. My concentrations in Conflict & Security and Middle Eastern Studies made the decision to study Arabic, as well as the decision to go abroad to the Middle East, relatively painless. I can honestly say that while I’ve only been here for roughly a month, I have no regrets thus far. Read the rest of this entry ?