(Sixty) Arabian Nights – An Look into the Beauty of Oman

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Emmett Potts, an AMIDEAST scholarship winner, studied with the Intensive Arabic program in Oman over the summer of 2014.  In his end of term scholarship essay, he reflects about some highlights from his time in Oman.  All photo credit goes to Emmett Potts.

Sunset over Mutrah

On the night of June 12th, I was about to land at Muscat International Airport on Gulf Air Flight 566 from Bahrain.  Although the past day of travel was not much more than a blur, a blend of unsettled thoughts and diffuse excitement enveloped my mind as I looked down from my window at the scarcely outlined coast of the Persian Gulf.  Did I bring everything the packing list recommended? Would I adjust to life in this new environment smoothly? Would I be able to communicate efficiently?  Trying to maintain a façade of composure, I discreetly tried to review my Arabic vocabulary words, although in…

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