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ISA in Amman, Jordan
Meet Christeena Saadalla, Forum Nexus alum
GO: Why did you decide to study abroad with ISA?
Carmen: I choose ISA for several reasons. Several of my friends had participated in ISA study abroad programs and had many good things to say about the program! I also chose this program because the coursework in Jordan was exactly what I needed for my Middle Eastern studies minor so it kept me on track in completing coursework.
GO: State two things you didn't expect to happen when you moved to Jordan?
Carmen: One amazing thing that happened to me while I was in Jordan was that I was able to get in contact with several local advocates in the special needs community, and one of them is an adviser to the ministries of education and social in Jordan and had helped write laws to improve Autism services in Jordan. Something less fortunate that happened during my stay was my camera breaking after I dropped it in the sand while riding a camel!
GO: How has this experience impacted your future?
Carmen: This experience has impacted my future in many ways and will continue to overtime, as it gave both the cultural knowledge and connections to continue expanding my work with the Middle East in international health advocacy.
ISA distinguishes itself as a study abroad provider by its commitment to each individual student. ISA services are available to students, parents, faculty and advisers throughout the study abroad process. In addition to the ISA team in the U.S., ISA offers study abroad students constant support through resident directors available in study abroad locations globally.
Everyone at ISA is proud to be a part of offering a high quality study abroad experience to American and Canadian college students at an affordable price. We recognize that we play an important role in the worldwide effort of international educators to increase awareness of cultures and societies outside of each student's national boundaries. Our programs are designed to maximize our participants' learning abroad, and we understand that most college students need support and expert guidance before, during and after their time abroad.