Bridges Between the United States and Jordan through Cultural Exchange
By Irina Capaldi, Work and Travel Employer Relations Manager
Arriving to Jordan is not an easy feat. This year we dealt with uncooperative weather, which resulted in several flight delays. With only a few hours of sleep under their belts, our dedicated and professional host employers conducted a very impressive Summer Work Travel Job Fair in Amman on the morning of February 17, 2015. CCI Greenheart and our valued Jordanian partners, captivated their esteemed guests as we arrived to the Gold Ballroom at the Le Meridien Amman. Through our collaboration, every effort was made to promote a meaningful cultural exchange program in support of the U.S. Embassy in Amman’s mission. Their mission, in a nut shell, strives to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Jordan.
CCI Greenheart proudly hosted the Embassy of the United States of America Vice Consul, Rebecca Farmer, at this event. Ms. Farmer took time from her busy schedule to share some valuable information about the Embassy, expressed her support of the J-1 Summer Work Travel program, and encouraged the candidates to take part in this life-changing cultural exchange experience. What a day! Our employers walked away with all of their positions filled, our candidates walked away with fascinating job opportunities, and we had the pleasure of being a part of this experience.
To top off our experience in Jordan, CCI Greenheart, Stationcom staff, employers and participants had the opportunity to volunteer at The Greater Amman Municipality. We cleaned a local park, as families curiously watched and enjoyed the facilities. It was very gratifying to help support the Municipality’s vision of keeping Amman organized, attractive, safe, authentic and full of heritage. No trip will ever be the same without a Greenheart Club Service Project!