Photo Essay: CET Jordan

Photos by James Micheal Sapp (UNC Chapel Hill), Student Correspondent CET Jordan: Intensive Language, Fall 2017

CET took us on our first tour of the University of Jordan. Out of all the new sights to see the main question was “why are all the trees painted white?”

CET took us on our first tour of the University of Jordan. Out of all the new sights to see the main question was “why are all the trees painted white?”

 

We were taken on a tour of Amman. We were all sitting in a restaurant and we were fascinated with the cuteness of a baby. The father noticed we were looking at his baby and he walked over, handed his daughter to us and walked away.

We were taken on a tour of Amman. We were all sitting in a restaurant and we were fascinated with the cuteness of a baby. The father noticed we were looking at his baby and he walked over, handed his daughter to us and walked away.

 

On our city tour, we were able to try an array of teas at Rumi Cafe. The owner made it very clear this was not like an American Starbucks and he didn’t sell Frappuccinos. We all fell in love with this tea shop and now we find this a great place to study.

On our city tour, we were able to try an array of teas at Rumi Cafe. The owner made it very clear this was not like an American Starbucks and he didn’t sell Frappuccinos. We all fell in love with this tea shop and now we find this a great place to study.

 

After all of our orientations, we were taken to a special dinner. We were all taken back with the amount of food presented to us.

After all of our orientations, we were taken to a special dinner. We were all taken back with the amount of food presented to us.

 

After we ate until we couldn’t eat anymore the waiters started to take away the plates and bring the main course. None of us realized that we were eating the appetizers the whole time.

After we ate until we couldn’t eat anymore the waiters started to take away the plates and bring the main course. None of us realized that we were eating the appetizers the whole time.

 

In class we had a cooking lesson. We made Baamia, which is like an okra and tomato stew served over rice.

In class we had a cooking lesson. We made Baamia, which is like an okra and tomato stew served over rice.

 

We all took turns smashing the garlic, cutting and frying the vegetables and repeating all the steps.

 

The best part of the cooking experience was we came to class the next day knowing all the Arabic words for the vegetables we cooked.

The best part of the cooking experience was we came to class the next day knowing all the Arabic words for the vegetables we cooked.