University of Iowa

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10/25/2018

Making Denmark your classroom

I suppose for me to write about my academics, I should first explain how they’re set up for the semester. I attend a CIEE Global institute, which means my classes are divided up into 6-week blocks, every six weeks, students have the opportunity to travel to a new country or stay where they’re at.
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The Nizwa Market: almost every photo I took here contains about as much drama as a renaissance painting. It was also a heavily male-dominated space (peep the only woman in the top left wearing an Omani burqa).
7/30/2018

Rubbing elbows with sheikhs

The last couple weeks have consisted of listening to lots of Yemeni and Saudi music (Oman doesn’t have much of a popular music scene) and studying in Ibri. I truly do some deep studying here—what else can you do truly when it’s 115°F out every day and you have no car and no public transit?
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7/11/2018

When in the middle of the desert… my top picks for Ibri, Oman

When I say I’m “out here in the desert,” I’m not kidding. Someone told me the last time it rained was 10 months ago, but it HAS sprinkled a couple times. All the mosques are constantly praying for rain. Ibri is located just outside the largest sand desert in the world, the Empty Quarter, and as one of my instructors put it, “Ibri is famous for the color brown.”
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