Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Just had our first day of classes. In the morning, we had hours of FusHa and 1 hour in Amiyaa (MSA and colloquial). After that, we met with our language partners, local Omani students, who speak to us in spoken Arabic about anything we might have questions about. We had a really nice time meeting our Omani peers. We then went to LuLus, a Walmart-esque super mart, where I purchased a few scarves and school materials. While we cover ourselves from head to toe, we are still quite recognizable and we attract many stares. Oman is not a hugely touristic country, so westerners are not as common to see. My roommate and I then stayed up till 2 am doing work. What a long tiring day.