Here I am, two days into class. Everything is going well! I’ve only had my Arabic classes, and the area studies classes start on Wednesday. So far, I feel confident in the Arabic classes. I like both the professors, and the course load doesn’t seem too bad, but I could be wrong about that in the future. What I found out, is that I am in the higher level of advanced 1, so that kind of makes me happy. The only thing I’m thinking about, is when I return how will the credits transfer. The reason I worry, is because before I left, I went until chapter 7 in book 2, but now we are starting in chapter 3 of book 2. How will I catch up when I return? I’m not too worried, just conscious.
I realize how well we have it in America. I was never oblivious, I guess I just didn’t understand how much we take for granted. Take central heat, here there are heaters for the rooms, and they work wonderfully, but its not always warm all the time. I sleep very well, and never get cold, but God forbid in America we experience any bit of discomfort. Water is also something that is a touchy subject here. Each family has a water tank, and this is to last the whole week. There is no problem if it runs out, it just costs to get refilled. The water is expensive to heat, so when the sun is out, it’s shower time. Showers are something most people back home take every day. Here, it’s a few times a week. BUT I joined a gym, so I can take a shower every day if I want. Simple activities like these become a little more complicated here.
I’ve got the taxi rides down now! I’m proud of me. I HATE THE BUS. It’s way too crowded, and it really stresses me out. Thankfully, on my really early days, my host brother will take me to class. I appreciate that a lot. Although the taxi is usually 1.50 JD, and the bus is only .40 JD I still can’t get comfortable with it.
I ate skittles ice cream last night. :)