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Volunteering Opportunities In Jordan: How To Get Involved

Jordan is a stunning country, full of rich history and culture, so there’s no wonder it’s a popular destination. The country is also host to various volunteering options, which can offer the chance to explore the likes of Petra and Wadi Rum while giving back to the local community. From volunteer exchanges that anyone can do, to more specialised and niche requirements for qualified candidates, there are several routes you can go down if you w ...    more ...

5 Good Reasons You Should Move To Jordan (And 1 Reason You Shouldn't!)

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Located in the Middle East, Jordan is a land steeped in history and culture. Despite sharing borders with borders with Iraq, Israel, Palestine and Syria, Jordan has been a haven of peace and is a wonderful mix of the ancient and the new. The country has been home to an expat population for many years now. There are a number of very good reasons to move to Jordan, and here are five of the best!    more ...

How Not To Offend the Locals in Jordan

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One of the things that most people who relocate to Jordan are constantly surprised by is how modern the country actually is. It is one of the safest places for expats to gain an idea of what the Middle East is really like in terms of culture and everyday life. While it is important that you are respectful of Jordanian culture and customs and should make every attempt to be sensitive, don’t worry too much.    more ...

Five Things That May Surprise You About Moving To Jordan

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Jordan is the abode of many intriguing and significant historical sites. It also features great diversity, ranging from spectacular desert scenery and the ancient ruins of Petra to the salt-laden Dead Sea. Jordan is also famous for the warmth and hospitality of its people. Many expats move to Jordan to work for international organizations or companies in the fields of oil and gas, finance and media.    more ...

Ten Tips For Expats Retiring To Jordan

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Moving to a country in the Middle East may seem daunting at first, but a growing number of people are choosing to spend their retirement years in Jordan as it offers many benefits to retirees. There are several expat hot-spots including Amman, which is the capital. Here are ten tips for expats retiring to Jordan.

There’s no need to learn Arabic

When moving to a new country, it is often advantageous to learn the official language.    more ...

Five Reasons Why Expat Children Love Living In Jordan

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Jordan is one of the most politically liberal nations in the Middle East. A young country that sits on ancient territory, Jordan has historically been home to many civilizations and is also a significant part of biblical history. The country was a part of the Ottoman Empire and after 1918, became a mandate of the United Kingdom. Independent since 1946, Jordan has faced its set of challenges, but peace and stability have always remained important ...    more ...

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