"What I Didn't Expect about Jordan" by R. Michael Kolwitz
For myself, I feel I went into this experience very prepared and had a good understanding of what to expect. This was not my first time going to the Middle East, I knew I at least had the language skills to get around town, and every time I go anyplace new I always take my time to research it first. Yet even with all this knowledge, Jordan still managed to surprise me.
R. Michael Kolwitz is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and spent the semester studying in our Area & Arabic Language Studies Program in Amman, Jordan.