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Students of Color in Jordan

Posted on October 14, 2020


Jordan is home to a predominantly homogenous racial community. Non-Arabs are easily identifiable among the Jordanian people, and though the major cities are accustomed to Westerners, people of different racial backgrounds are clearly noted. Amman has greater racial diversity than less populated areas of the country, as it is a common destination for students to study abroad. Students of racial and ethnic minorities should be aware that people may make overt comments about your racial appearance, and often will question your American nationality. As any racial, ethnic minority outside of the capital, you may be the first Non-Arab that people have had actual contact with.

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