About Me

Hello/ مرحبا! I’m a Peace Corps volunteer currently working in special education in Jordan from 2011-2014. In the grand scheme of things, here’s where I am:


More specifically, here:jordan_pol_2004

Or even more specifically, here:

This blog is intended to help me connect to family, friends, and anyone else who is interested in what I’m doing while I’m in Jordan. The contents of this website are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. government or the Peace Corps. Happy reading!



6 responses to “About Me

  1. Hi Maggie. This may be a rather unconventional way to get in contact, but here goes. I am a WWOOF(World Wide Organization of Organic Farms) Volunteer coming to Jordan in February this year, and I am hoping to get in contact with other American volunteers in the area. I’ll be at Diseh, near Wadi Rum. If you are in the area, or know of someone who is, I’d love to hear from you. I am just hoping to have some contact with a few folks from back home, especially for when I really start to miss things like peanut butter. 🙂

  2. I ve just this morning discovered your blog and thought I would ask a few questions given that I’m growingly considering serving in the peace corps. How is it living there being that you’re a woman? And a foreigner? How hard is it learning Arabic?

  3. Hi! I am a masters of social work student from UC Berkeley. Im coming to Amman in couple weeks to do some research some NGOs that do community capacity building. I should be in the region for most the summer I am also a RPCV (Kyrgyzstan 07-09). I was wondering if it is possible to get in touch with PCV community, meet people, and see if there are any possible collaborations. Thanks and I hope your service is going well!!!!!!

  4. Hi! I’m Aileen I’ve been reading your blog and it’s quite interesting! I’ve taken four semesters of Arabic and will be studying abroad in Morocco for the fall semester of my senior year! I’m also thinking of joining the Peace Corps and earning an Master’s through the Master’s International program; Jordan sounds like whereI’d like to be! Anyways, keep writing it’s all interesting, hearing about this experience 🙂

  5. Maggie –
    This blog is great! For a new nonfiction anthology, The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35, we are currently looking for submissions and would love to invite you to take a look and consider if you might like to participate. A bit of info from the general call for submissions is available at http://www.facebook.com/ThePlaces35. The posted deadline is stated as October 15 – but we have a special invitation/extension through November 15 for invited bloggers.
    Thanks for your consideration, and feel free to be in touch for more information!
    editor [a t] theplaces35 [d o t] com

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