Photos by Ann Monk(Connecticut College), Student Correspondent CET Jordan Fall 2019 The first stop on our trip was to the Dead Sea, where we floated in the salty water and cover ourselves in healing mud. The second stop on our long trip was Petra! This is the treasury, the most famous site in Petra. It’s called the زﺧﺔﻧ (khuzna) in Arabic. This trip was a great way to bond with my classmates and to meet new people, such as other students’ Jordanian roommates, language partners, locals, and this cat! Petra is most famous for the treasury, but there are lots of other cool places to see, too! For a school project, my classmates and made a short video about the different places in Petra – in Arabic, of course! We only spoke in Arabic throughout the trip, and it was a great way to practice our language skills in a new setting, while also learning more about Jordan’s history and culture! Our final stop on the trip was Wadi Rum. It was one of the most beautiful places I’d ever seen! One of my highlights from the trip was riding in the back of trucks across the desert. It was so exhilarating – and beautiful! We watched the sun set across the desert from the top of a red rock mountain. It. Was. INCREDIBLE! Then we spent the night camping in the desert, where we ate dinner under the stars and learned a traditional dance around the campfire. Can you spot the tents in this photo? We traveled with a number of language partners, teachers and Jordanian roommates, which was a great way to practice our Arabic and meet new people! I especially loved trying out traditional dance moves to Arabic music on the bus rides.