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Oman

A country steeped in valleys and values

While its neighbors in the United Arab Emirates construct ever-taller skyscrapers in a race towards the heavens, Oman is a country content to let its beautiful terrains and timeless traditions do the talking. The Middle East’s oldest independent state is a land without ego; modern, but not excessive, and filled with some of the friendliest people in the world.

During their time in Oman, students reside in its capital city of Muscat. Comfortable and quiet, Muscat offers the chance for a range of outdoor activities, including marine lessons in the Gulf of Oman and exhilarating hikes in the nearby Al-Hajar mountains, the highest range on the Arabian Peninsula. Tradition abounds within Muscat’s souks and mosques as well, and students will be hard pressed not to fall in love with the healthy, spice-filled cuisine that the sultanate is renowned for.

Project choices in Oman include exploring marine studies through the lens of artificial intelligence and machine learning; using the principles of physics, navigation, and mathematics to engineer a marine vehicle; and applying traditional Islamic art techniques to celebrate an Omani narrative.

Marwa Afechkar’20

ON HER OMAN TERM

“The long walks on the beach, the weXplores, the sunburns, the laughs, the tears, the hugs, the shawarmas. They all made Oman very memorable and eventful, and it will always have a special place in my heart.”

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Planned Projects

  • Building awareness of Oman’s marine ecosystems through scuba diving, collecting data, and constructing an informative data-driven web platform centered around promoting sustainable marine tourism

  • Learning about Oman’s rich history of trade by exploring geography and cartography, constructing and sailing a traditional dhow boat, and examining the current events related to the gas and oil industry in the region

  • Performing a deep dive into Omani culture by exploring its grounding in tribalism, examining the tenets and practices of Islam, and experiencing the activities of Omani families

My Love Letter to Oman

In this short film created as part of a personal videography project, Class of 2019 student Isabelle Ricotta captures her and her classmates’ time in laid-back Oman perfectly through a combination of striking visuals and fitting sounds.

Photo Highlights

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Explore our 2019 term in Oman in this detailed write up.

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A passion for travel. A strong academic record. And the desire to improve the world as you experience it. If this sounds like you, you just might be our ideal candidate! Start your application with a five-minute inquiry form - you never know where you might end up.

It all starts here.

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