Orientation

After Hotel Pasha, I made my way to the Landmark Hotel, where study abroad orientation would be held, and where we would be living for the next three days.  The first day was spent getting acquainted with both the city and the other students in the program.  We toured The Citadel, an archaeological site home to historic structures relating to all three Abrahamic faiths, and The Roman Theater, an ancient theater built into one of Amman’s downtown hill sides in the first century AD and still used for sporting and cultural events.  The rest of orientation was spent in conference rooms in front of screens onto which logistical information concerning Jordanian culture, housing, and language placements was projected.  After checking out of The Landmark, we were shuttled to our new apartments, where we settled in before  hiring a cab to Rainbow street with some new friends from the program.  Later in the week we met our University of Jordan peer tutors, with whom we toured Wast Al Balad (downtown) and Darat Al Funun, an art district perched atop one of Amman’s many hills.

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