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an August opening day!

Published: August 8, 2017

singing by the campfire!

Ahlan wa sahlan, habaybi! Today was a super exciting day, as we had many incoming villagers! They began arriving, for the most part, at 2 PM. Our new villagers passed through several stations, including registration, the nurse (for health forms and lice checks!), customs (where their contraband was confiscated), the activity-choosing station (calligraphy, candle-making or Model UN) and a name-tag making station! The only difference between this opening day and the last one was that...

Opening Day - يوم الافتتاح

Published: July 25, 2017

villagers at customs

​A run-through of a delightful Opening Day!

Opening Day اليوم الأول

Published: July 26, 2016

        Yesterday was opening day here at Al-Wāḥa and everyone is excited about the coming weeks. Just like traveling to a foreign country, villagers must go through customs here at Al-Wāḥa. Villagers need their CLVisas, their passports to Al-Wāḥa. Villagers also receive new Arabic names to use around the village, then they Exchange their dollars for Jordanian Dinars. We learned Arabic table manners like "من...