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Studying Stereotypes and Women’s Perspectives in Jordan

Apr 15, 2014
Kailey Colestock at a market

Kailey Colestock at a market in Amman, Jordan.

"I think that a lot of people in the Western world tend to hold views that are skewed by the media, that women in the Arab world are forced to wear veils over their faces," said Cornell College senior Kailey Colestock. "I wanted to see what women had to say for themselves and their opinions on particular styles [of dress]."

As a participant in ACM's Jordan Program last fall, Colestock was intrigued by issues and stereotypes surrounding the hijab, which refers to a head covering worn by women as well as a broader Islamic concept of modesty.

She explored the perspectives of Jordanian women on clothing and the hijab in her independent study project, and recently presented her research at the sixth annual Student Symposium on Off-Campus Study in Chicago. Read more


Challenges, Self-Awareness, and the Perfect Stepping Stone Challenges, Self-Awareness, and the Perfect Stepping Stone Apr 6, 2014
The annual Student Symposium on Off-Campus Study is an opportunity for students from across the ACM to share their experiences studying around the world.
Welcome to Hyde Park! Now Start Walking ... Welcome to Hyde Park! Now Start Walking ... Mar 25, 2014
On the Chicago Program, a neighborhood tour tells the story of what students have discovered about their neighborhood.
Student's Project Contributes to Public Health Efforts Student's Project Contributes to Public Health Efforts Mar 5, 2014
Vicky Egedus' research helps Costa Rica's Ministry of Health combat dengue fever and has given her a new outlook on her career direction.

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Students from Knox and St. Olaf Named Co-Winners of the 2014 Nick Adams Short Story Contest Mar 25, 2014
"Infinite" and "The Fawn" chosen by author Bonnie Jo Campbell to share first prize of $1,000.
Trip Will Show ACM's Fieldwork Site for Students in Northern Tanzania Mar 24, 2014
Call for Applications: Faculty site visit to the Tanzania Program this fall.
SAIL Faculty to Focus on Best Practices and Assessment in Multidisciplinary Teaching Mar 18, 2014
Mediterranean Trivium group will share lessons learned from creating curricular projects at workshop in Chicago.
Faculty from Five Colleges Are Set to Visit the Botswana Program Mar 13, 2014
Visitors will give presentations, make contacts, and get firsthand view of ACM’s Development in Southern Africa program.
ACM Colleges to Host Two Breakfasts for High School Counselors in the Chicago Area Feb 26, 2014
Admission officers will hold events in Naperville on April 9 and in downtown Chicago on April 10.
ACM Will Again Offer Summer Online Course in Applied Calculus Feb 10, 2014
March 31 is deadline to apply for course designed for students majoring in the social and natural sciences.

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Member colleges

  1. Beloit College
  2. Carleton College
  3. Coe College
  4. Colorado College
  5. Cornell College
  6. Grinnell College
  7. Knox College
  8. Lake Forest College
  9. Lawrence University
  10. Luther College
  11. Macalester College
  12. Monmouth College
  13. Ripon College
  14. St. Olaf College

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