Posts Categorized: Academics

Silently Seeking Arabic

Throughout this trip I have been silently seeking Arabic language everywhere we go. At Northwestern I studied the language for 2 and a half years, and I have loved it ever since starting to draw the alphabet. I joke that I would give up my English skills if I could trade them in for Arabic… Read more »

“Welcome To Phalesteen”

We got off the bus, and stood a bit nervously in front of the large red sign that read ‘Palestinian Authority Territory’ as three of the border guards, Isreali Defense Force reservists, walked over. They wore giant smiles with their AK-47s. They came over to us speaking in Hebrew at first, and then switching to… Read more »

Jerusalem: Rooftops at Night

As if we were in a romantic movie, the three of us strolled up the metal staircase late in the evening to the four corners rooftop, an intersection point between the four quarters of the old city of Jerusalem: Armenian, Christian, Arab, and Jewish. Thanks to Becca’s impeccable sense of direction, we had just wandered… Read more »