Platt Fellow Experiences New Cultural Worlds

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By: Mariana Garcia de la Noceda, 2012 Platt Fellow

The Middle East is one of the few places in the world where you can be digging in your square, just minding your own business, while there are camels and donkeys walking around the site sniffing the picks and shovels. It’s also one of the few places in the world where people of all faiths, nations and languages can be found working together in the same field for the same reasons. This has been my experience in Tall Jalul, in central Jordan. In my square, which we nicknamed the United Nations, no two people are from the same country, or have the same native tongue. It’s a mix of color and accents that I have never experienced before. And it’s one of the most beautiful experiences I’ve ever had, even if we have to get up at 4 o’clock in the morning.

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1 Comments for : Platt Fellow Experiences New Cultural Worlds
    • Maribel Maymi
    • June 21, 2012

    Mariana:

    Congratulations on all your success. We are so proud of you.

    Maribel y Perry

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