Amman is a rapidly changing city that embodies many of the promises and challenges of the entire region. As you focus on improving your Arabic each day, you will connect with local Jordanians, in addition to refugees from Syria, Iraq, and Palestine who make up the population. You will be exposed to a quasi-democratic country with some of the trappings of democracy but not always its substance; a country currently in a state of enormous flux and facing critical issues of succession, inclusion and legitimacy. You will interact with Christian and Muslim Arabs of various types, engaging in a political and religious discourse that is fascinating and unique. You will be in one of the centers of a cultural tradition that balances contemporary innovations and a rich heritage. Most importantly, you will have many opportunities to get to know kind and resilient people, come to understand their concerns, views, and ways of living, and learn a great deal about yourself.