Since graduating from Cedarville in 2004 with an English degree, I have had the chance to be tourist and resident in many countries around the world. Usually, my job is to teach English, often in universities, and currently through the U.S. Department of State as an English Language Fellow in Amman, Jordan. Before this, the closest I had been to the Middle East was a year living and teaching in Ankara, Turkey and a short holiday to Egypt as a tourist before the troubles began there. Now, I live in Jordan, right in the middle of the Middle East, among some of the friendliest people I’ve met, learning Arabic in bits and pieces, feeling the tension within a country determined to retain stability, and seeing the side-by-side lives and traditions of Christians and Muslims. I work at a company who trains teachers in Jordanian schools; I am teaching English to their trainers and designing a course for elementary English teachers to improve their English language skills while at the same time offering them more strategies for engaging students, supplementing government curriculum, and making language learning fun. The teachers here struggle with low salaries, limited resources, and disinterested students. My goal is to help them make positive changes, however small, in their classrooms, while also helping them to be more confident using English and able to access teaching resources online. This job and project would not have been possible without the encouragement of professors in the language and literature department—while I was at Cedarville, taking their courses, and now, through continued support and mentoring. I feel like I’ve taken Cedarville with me, for good or ill, to every country: China, South Korea, Turkey, and now Jordan. And it is a comfort and a reminder that I am never completely on my own.