Intercultural Forum

Students shares numerous reflections on their experience in Jordan in the Intercultural Communication social network site at  You can interact with participants, watch videos and read documents related to Arab culture, the Middle-East and Arabic language. This site is an integral part of the Intercultural Communication in Organization graduate course taught by Prof. Nesreen Akhtarkhavari.

Among the many videos and resources available in this website, there are a few videos that well illustrate the intercultural, political and socio-economic challenges of refugees in Jordan and in the United States. Here is a few of them.

Queen Rania on UNRWA and Palestenian Refugees in Jordan

The Gaza refugee camp in Jerash, one of the camps we visited in Jordan is home to 21,000 Palestinian refugees who fled from Gaza, Palestine in 1948 and 1967.

The conditions and challenges of Iraqi refugee in the United States

Riz Khan speaks with the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Karen AbuZayd, about the issues facing the refugees, and the difficulties her agency faces as Palestinian-on-Palestinian violence grows in the Gaza Strip, threatening the onset of a "second Nakba."

Queen Rania at Yale: A speech by Queen Rania in which she addresses the refugees issues and poverty in Jordan, among other issues. 

Queen Rania speaking about the conditions or women in the Arab world and the western stereotypes connected to it.

For additional videos on Arab culture, Arabic language and refugee related videos click here