Today, I took my 4 hour final exam, had 2 interviews for proficiency in colloquial and formal Arabic, and so I officially completed my Georgetown Arabic Language minor.
I didn’t talk at all about the second half of my Eid Break trip, which was a visit to Petra. It is definitely an amazing landmark and it is absolutely huge and impressive that the Nabateans built the site (and only for use as tombs and temples), but some of its novelty was lost on me because of the previous natural beauty I saw in Rum.
In the week that followed Eid Break, I started and finished my 1800+ word Arabic research paper about the human rights crisis in Syria, studied about 700 vocabulary words and Arabic expressions, did a lot of miscellaneous homework and tried to hung out with my friends as much as possible.
I have one final day in Amman tomorrow, without class, studying, or exams, and I will spend a large portion of my day with my friend Hiba and her family, so I’m really excited for that final sendoff.