Over the course of the last six years I have traveled a fair amount internationally. In addition to improving my foreign language skills, these experiences have also taught me about the wide variety of perspectives on religious beliefs, regional politics, and a great variety of cultural norms.
My semester abroad in college was spent in Amman, Jordan, where I lived with a host family. During this time I gained exposure to Jordanian colloquial Arabic, volunteered with Iraqi and Syrian refugees through the Jesuit Refugee Service, and traveled to Cairo, Alexandria, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv during two vacations.
I have also traveled to Peru and the UK.