Teaching in the Middle East
After completing my Master's degree at Columbia University, I moved to Amman, Jordan to work as a Student Affairs Officer at the Modern American School. Through this, I was also able to work with students interested in the sciences who were aiming to apply to schools in the United States.
My work at Modern American School exposed me to a new culture in an extraordinarily exciting way. Many, if not most, of the students attending the school were bilingual and more than willing to communicate with me in the language of their choosing. This way, I was able to pick up on basic Arabic while also helping them to hone their conversational skills in English.
The culture, the food, and the vastly different approach to education made a lasting impact on how I view my own world and how I communicate with my students.