About Me/The Trip

Middle eastHi everyone! My name is Olga Belogolova and I am a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Magazine Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Western European Studies. I am traveling to Jordan as a part of a Journalism Press trip celebrating Sixty Years of Friendship between Jordan and the United States. Ten students from across the country were selected from the best journalism schools to participate in this program and I am very honored to be one of them. I want to thank Professor Bob Zelnick for making this AMAZING opportunity possible. He has truly been an inspiration to my undergraduate studies and future career. His class is also pretty wonderful!

The program will include meetings with government officials, ministers, journalists, entrepreneurs and more. The program will also include a tourism angle, including visits to historical, biblical and archaeological sites.

Having been born in Ukraine and traveled the world quite a bit, I am always excited about new opportunities to do that. I love learning new languages and about new cultures.
I hope to meet interesting people, make new discoveries and see beautiful parts of the world.

It looks to be quite the adventure!

My Website: http://olgabelogolova.com

Here’s a link to the Jordanian Embassy website: http://www.jordanembassyus.org

News about the trip on the Embassy website: http://www.jordanembassyus.org/new/newsarchive/2009/05312009003.htm

I am on the front page of the BU COM website!: http://www.bu.edu/com/



7 Responses to “About Me/The Trip”

  1. Olga! Jordan? Amazing! Tell me everything when you get back! So exciting!

  2. Hi Olga,

    I noticed that you said you went to visit Dr. Mahjoob Zweiri at the CSS in Amman. I don’t suppose you met any people who were currently doing an internship there? I am considering doing one and am hunting for some feedback!


    • Hi Robert,
      There was actually a student from England there at the beginning of our meeting. I don’t recall if he was an intern or if he was just working there. Let me know if you have any other questions or need more info and I will definitely get back to you. Feel free to message me or email me.

      • Thanks, Olga. Yes, if you had any information at all on the CSS, that would be appreciated. What did you think of it? And what was Dr. Zweiri like? Did the English student seem occupied or bored?! If you have any contact who could provide me with more info, that would also be great, although I understand that may be difficult.

        Thanks for your help!


  3. Olga,

    This is such beautiful writing about your journey. I am entering a journalism program and definitely love to learn about different cultures and places. Jordan is especially important to me because my husband is from there, and of course I plan to visit. I’ve been reading peoples’ blogs and articles about their journeys into the Jordanian world and they’ve been very inspiring. You shared so many details and descriptions from an amazing visit, and wonderful pictures, thanks for the inspiration.


  4. Hi Olga,
    I recently found your blog on TBEX and I thought you might be interested in UpTake’s new program called “Travel Gems” that features blog content from across the web on our site. It brings great blog content to a wider audience and helps bloggers like yourself increase traffic to their own blogs. I’d love to speak to you more about how this program works and see if you are interested in participating.

    Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!

    Brittany (bchandler@uptake dot com)

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