Photo Essay: CET Jordan

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

making sugar cane juice

While exploring downtown, a vendor offered us the chance to make our own sugar cane juice.


red sea

During one of our long weekend, a large majority of the program traveled to Aqaba, a city in South Jordan. We were able to relax in the sun and watch the sunset over the Red Sea.


Boat on the red sea

In Aqaba, we also decided to take a boat trip. We scuba dove and looked reefs in the Red Sea.


Bird street art

One of my favorite parts of wandering through the city is the art I stumble upon. This was taken on a side street between the Coliseum and Citadel.



On our first CET we went to Jerash. We were able to explore this ancient city. We also had to film a video in Arabic about the site.


It turns out you don’t have to study abroad in Europe to tour castles.


In the distance, you are able to see Palestine.


Umm Qais

My Personal favorite site we went to on our short trip was Umm Qais. This was a peaceful trip. I was able to explore the ancient city. This site was near three countries and we were able to see Syria, Palestine, and Isreal.