Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Welcome to Karachi and the Power of Contrast

This past summer I spent five weeks in Karachi, Pakistan. This trip was significantly different from my previous trips to Karachi, partly due to developments in the city, and partly due to my changing perception and interpretation of experiences.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Is it Possible to Learn Arabic?

I am foregoing a blog post on my Karachi trip (for now) to address a question repeatedly posed to me: is it feasible to learn Arabic through online programs, given our preoccupation with the standard family and work responsibilities? I get this question often because I am currently enrolled in an online Arabic program.