Holcombe Global Series Tonight: Journey to Jordan

Journey to the Kingdom of Jordan during this month's Holcombe Global Series.

The presentation starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Holcombe Hall's living room.

Rio Hilal, an international student from Jordan, will present on Jordanian culture, focusing on the country's history, traditions, and food.

"Join me to learn about one of the oldest cities in the world," he said, referring to Amman, the capital of Jordan. Settlement started as early as 7250 B.C., according to scholars.

Jordan is a safe haven of the Middle East and makes an excellent travel destination, Hilal said.

The evening includes a short presentation with interactive dances, mud masks from the Dead Sea and traditional food.

This event is open to all within the university community. Attendees are encouraged to bring friends and engage with the presenters afterward.

Prior countries featured in the Global Series this academic year include India, Japan, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia, Mexico, and Russia.

About the Holcombe Global Series. The Holcombe Global Series focuses on new countries each month and gives international students at the University of Arkansas the opportunity to showcase their home country, while American students are invited to share their study abroad experiences. The series is presented by International Students and Scholars and University Housing. Follow them on Facebook.

About University Housing. University Housing provides residential communities for about 5,700 on-campus students. More than 200 students find employment opportunities with University Housing each year. We offer educational programs that support the success of students and services that help students focus on academics at the University of Arkansas. Living on campus starts with a housing contract.

Contacts

Tess Constant, graduate assistant
University Housing
913-963-5099, constant@uark.edu

Christopher Spencer, assistant director of strategic communications
University Housing
479-575-5084, cjspence@uark.edu

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