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Anyone who has traveled abroad before could attest to the fact that “personal space” isn’t always so spacious: particularly if you are a woman who happens to stand out in a crowd.
Happy belated International Women’s Day to all you female travelers out there! There is nothing like being abroad to gain perspective. This is true for any topic: feminism and gender equality not least of all. International Women’s Day and other global initiatives like it seek to promote solidarity in the mission of reducing the gender gap around the world.
I cannot believe how quickly time is flying by—I’ve been in Amman for three months! It seems like just yesterday I arrived in town, hopes high and nerves even higher. Since then, I’ve calmed down considerably. One could even say I have a routine here—school, gym, Arabic studying.
Marhaba, Pink Pangea readers! Yet again, I find myself forsaking the familiar comfort of my Ohio life and venturing abroad—this time, for ten months on a Fulbright grant to Jordan. Prior to this experience, I had only been to Amman once.
On January 21, I embarked on a 19-hour long trek to Amman, Jordan where I would be studying at the University of Jordan for the semester which would turn into one of the most amazing experiences of my life as a student, as a person, and as a woman.