My time spent in Jordan offered me cultural immersion, renewed perspectives on world issues and political systems. It provided me with networking in areas which I hope to work in the future and mentors who will encourage me as a pursue my passions. Studying in Jordan was rigorous because I was surrounded by things that were new to me constantly, the language, culture, food, and family life. These experiences and my participation in a way of life I had never experienced before opened my eyes to new perspectives I had on myself and my country. The academics gave me a close look at how international bodies like Save the Children, Unicef, WHO and UNRWA work or don't work well and why. It also led me to realize the magic that goes on in communities and that often, the greatest work is done on the smallest budget by local community members. Meeting with the president of Unicef, the Head of the Ministry of Water etc. are opportunities I would have never had if I stayed at my home institution.