Ask any language student, and they will tell you that nothing beats studying a language intensively in-country! In this episode, meet John Ambrose, the CET Jordan alum who loved his first semester studying intensive Arabic at CET so much that he came back again for a full academic year! John, who graduated from the School of International Service at American University, talks to us about his experience studying Arabic, how his first experience studying in Jordan was different than the second time around, and the (non-sanctioned!) fun he had along the way. Jon also shares how all those experiences have gotten him to where he is now as a newly minted management analyst at the State Department. Want to know what it’s like going from language buff to young professional taking his first steps towards a career in government service? This podcast is for you!
John Ambrose is a management analyst working with the US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. He is a graduate of American University’s School of International Studies, where he majored in International Studies, and was a 2013 recipient of the David L. Boren Scholarship for Arabic language. John studied abroad with CET Jordan in 2011 and again from 2013-2014.
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