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Getting Closer to My Arab Roots in an Unlikely Place

The desire to explore my Arab heritage has taken me to places many Americans would not dare to travel. I've wandered through ancient ruins in Syria, spoken with political leaders in Saudi Arabia, and lived with Bedouins in the deserts of Jordan.

The desire to explore my Arab heritage has taken me to places many Americans would not dare to travel. I've wandered through ancient ruins in Syria, spoken with political leaders in Saudi Arabia, and lived with Bedouins in the deserts of Jordan. In college I traveled alone to eight different countries throughout the Middle East. Considering all of this, it was a surprise to me when one of the most engaging discussions I’ve had about Arab culture took place this summer in Omaha, Nebraska during the Millennial Trains Project, a cross-country journey for young millennials to pursue their passions.

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