Jamie Wernet (Oman, Summer 2009)
"During the summer of 2009 I was lucky enough to spend 3 months in Oman working with AMIDEAST and teaching English. My experience changed my life. Most of what is reported in American and global news sources is focused on violence and oppression in the Middle East. I got to experience what isn't reported--children at school, family life, and the way that young people live their lives every day. My summer completely changed the way I look at Middle Eastern culture, and it is starting to change the way my family and friends look at it. I am so grateful that I got the chance to visit the Middle East, and I can't wait to go back!"
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