Finishing Up: Petra and the Final Week

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.

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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.

One Reply to “Finishing Up: Petra and the Final Week”

  1. Anna, that’s quite an amazing way to finish the exploration of Jordan! Congratulations on all the achievements and completing the finals, hope to see you back very soon! Thank you so much for the great insights of your adventure.

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