Basit Qureshi and Ann Zimo in Jordan
History graduate students Basit Hammad Qureshi and Ann Zimo have successfully completed a semester of study at the Qasid Institute in Amman, Jordan where they were able to focus on Classical Arabic grammar and texts. In their spare time, they individually made several trips around the Middle East in conjunction with their research touching on the crusades. They are pictured here on a recent pilgrimage to Petra, a locale more inspirational than relevant, but spectacular nonetheless. They both look forward to returning to Minnesota in January and rejoining the CMS community in the coming semester.