About our work

We are a band of 16 Northeastern University journalism students – 13 undergraduates and three grad students – traveling for five weeks across Jordan. We will function as a foreign press corps for our time together, chronicling for our readers, through robust reporting and expert writing, what we find here. The students are all experienced reporters and travelers. They have written for numerous publications including The Boston Globe, The Dorchester Reporter, The West Roxbury Transcript, AM New York, Our Town (New York) and CNN.com – so this is just one stop on the journey they have taken as students in their program of study. What makes this program special, though, is that it rests at the center of what Northeastern considers “experiential learning.” These students do not speak Arabic. Only one of them has traveled to the region before (on our Dialogue program last year). Yet by the end of their time here, they will each have pitched and written three articles each – plus taken photos to illustrate them – for our online magazine. They will write about politics, culture, religion, education, youth life, the arts, abuse and, of course, the Arab Spring. They will be at protests if there are any. They will be in refugee camps, reporting the story of Syrians trying to escape their government. They will visit the mosques, work places and homes of people who are living here amid this controversial and dynamic time. So tune in and follow what they produce. Some of the reporting you see here will appear no place else. We are on the ground. We are in the field. We are doing what Northeastern has prepared us to do.

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