Deciding to study abroad in the Middle East can be a very challenging choice for an American student and his or her family to make. Safety concerns and cultural differences can hinder a successful study experience. But there are programs that offer students a guided path into Middle East culture. The School for International Training, or SIT, uses its location in Jordan as a gateway into the Middle East. (Soon, SIT is opening a branch in Cairo, as well.) Their on-site classes, home stay placements and unique curriculum help to make a student’s transition from Western culture to Eastern culture as smooth and as rewarding as possible. Click here for Northeastern University journalism student Jessica Gagne’s video profile of SIT and the people it serves.