About Me

988487_10201307144461733_125882178_nHi! My name is Miriam and I’m from Washington, DC. This year I will be participating in a State Department-run exchange program called NSLI-Y (National Security Language Initiative for Youth). I will be living in Muscat,  the capital city of Oman and studying Arabic. This blog will chronicle my experiences and provide a window into daily life in the Persian Gulf. I’m so excited to get started on this new adventure and can’t wait to find out what kind of experiences I am going to have in the coming year. Although most of my friends are now starting college (a whole different type of adventure) I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to discover the world in a whole new way.

NSLI-Y is a program that sends high-school aged students abroad to learn less-commonly taught languages on location, enabling students to not only gain language skills but also learn about local culture, customs and society. This helps to provide a more well-rounded and rich knowledge of the language and the people who speak it. NSLI-Y languages include Arabic, Russian, Turkish, Hindi and Korean. For more information on NSLI-Y visit http://www.nsliforyouth.org/


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. harold brightman
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 11:33:44

    so glad you’re blogging looking forward to following your journey..your
    Philly connection the brightmans


  2. andrea wilk
    Sep 19, 2013 @ 05:08:42

    already bookmarked this


  3. thejunglefever
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 12:28:00

    Hey Miriam! Thanks for following my blog! It looks like you are having a wonderful authentic Omani experience and I’m jealous of all you’ve seen. If you are ever at the Al Sawadi Beach Resort (past Barka) be sure to come and say hi!


    • msi8509
      Dec 09, 2013 @ 09:40:44

      Hi! Thanks so much! I love all the photos on your blog too! I was actually just at the beach in Sawadi with my host family and they pointed out the resort to me. It’s a beautiful place!


  4. Ahmed
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 09:25:06

    Very nice blog and photos 🙂 Good luck in your learning experience.


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